London: Mesut Ozil has delivered a damning assessment of Arsenal's season by admitting Arsene Wenger's side have 'screwed up' in their Premier League title challenge.
Mesut Ozil. Pics/Getty Images
Wenger's team go into their game with Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 11 points adrift of Leicester with a game in hand on the leaders. The chances of them closing that gap, and overhauling second placed Tottenham as well, are slim, adding to Arsenal's sense of regret after being regarded as favourites to be champions for long periods in the campaign. Ozil believes the Gunners are not out of the title race, but felt club should have challenged more strongly.
“Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we screwed up ourselves,” Ozil said.
“We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You immediately get punished for that in the Premier League. But we still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up. I'd be delighted for Wenger if we win the title. He played a major role in my decision to join Arsenal."
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