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CL: Arsenal can still go through to quarters, says Mesut Ozil

Midfielder believes Gunners have the quality to overcome a two-goal first-leg deficit against Monaco tonight

Monaco: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has called on his teammates to show belief as they look to overturn a two-goal deficit against Monaco to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on March 1. Pic/Getty Images
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in action against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on March 1. Pic/Getty Images 

The Gunners trail the Ligue 1 side by a 1-3 scoreline following the first leg of the Last 16 tie.

Ozil is adamant that Arsene Wenger's side can achieve the right result, however, but appreciates that they will need an early goal.

He told the club's official website: "It's very important to score early, but we will remain patient. We want to fight and battle from the first minute until the last.

"This is a match that we are determined to win. We have to score three goals and our aim is to do just that while remaining tight in defence.

"If we play as we are capable of doing in Monaco, I still believe that we have a real chance to progress.

"We want to disrupt their rhythm and try to score as early as possible. It's going to be difficult to score three times because they have defended well in the tournament so far, but if you look at our past matches and the way we played against Manchester United last week, I think there's a chance we can still progress.

Unlikely, but...
"We have to believe in ourselves. When you believe in yourselves, a positive energy grows that you can achieve your aims. In football, things that may look unlikely can happen.

"I know that if we believe in ourselves and utilise our potential, we can still go through."

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