Let’s be honest, most Arsenal fans are not very confident that the Gunners will keep going all the way to the end of the season and win the title, but this is solely a result of our previous experiences where Arsenal have faded only to finish in 3rd or 4th place.
But since the arrival of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez we have upped the skill level in the squad, and our German Assist King believes this this season we have matured to a level where we can compete with the very best. Ozil said on Arsenal.com: “I think as a team you can see that we’ve become more mature.”
“We’ve learnt from our mistakes and you can see on the pitch that we’re more steady.
“We’ve had some setbacks this season but we’ve learnt from them and it shows on the pitch that my team-mates are looking for me even more and I’m able to control the game better.
“You can see that we function well as a team. It doesn’t matter who plays from the start, we’re always there. You need a big squad if you are to be successful and that’s why things are working well.
“When you look at the past seasons, we’ve always been a technically-strong team but when we played against big teams, we dropped points. In the second half of last season and in this year so far, we’ve proved ourselves against the biggest teams.
“You learn from your mistakes and we can measure ourselves with the best. That distinguishes us as a team.”
Mesut is only speaking the truth, we definitely have improved the results against big teams. Man United, Man City, Chelsea in the Community Shield, even the mighty Bayern Munich! Could this really be the season where we go all the way? Of course it can!