Arsenal can beat anyone, says Ozil

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes that his side are now capable of beating any side in Europe, having helped them to win away to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Sky Sports is reporting.

Aaron Ramsey’s second half goal ensured that the Gunners became the first English side ever to win away to Dortmund, last season’s Champions League runners-up, and it was a result that sees them top of their group in addition to the Premier League, in which they can restore their five point advantage should they defeat rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Ozil’s deadline day arrival for a club record £42.5m has coincided with a fantastic run of form that Arsenal have been on since losing to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. They have since gone on to win eight of their last nine Premier League games, and five of their six European matches, and they now regarded by many as potential title challengers.

And the German believes that Arsenal are now capable of beating any other team on their day. He told the Sun: “Maybe in the past they have struggled against some bigger clubs. But, as of this week, we have shown we can beat any team. And now we realise the big players all around the world have a huge respect for us.’

Ozil also revealed that he has not changed his style of play after moving to England. He added: “I’ve not changed my game for English football. I knew from the start I would fit in perfectly because the team is strong and wants to play high-quality football.

“You can see during games we all swap positions and that versatility is becoming increasingly important for us because it makes it so difficult for opponents to stop us. At Madrid, we expected to win every game and it is exactly the same with Arsenal. We are a young team hungry for success.’

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