Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has urged the club to sign more players in order to compete with Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola next season, according to reports from the Mirror.
Bayern Munich boss Guardiola will leave the Bundesliga giants and take over the Citizens next term, with many believing that the Spaniard will make the Sky Blues big contenders for the title.
And Ozil, who signed for the Gunners back in 2013, is adamant that the club hierarchy must spend big in the summer transfer market to compete with Guardiola’s side to have any chance of winning the Premier League title next season.
“We know that it will not be easy and that we need reinforcements if we want next season to be on top here again,” he said.
“It is again interesting to see who invests in who and how much the clubs do during the summer break.
“In addition, great coaches are coming into the league. I am thinking primarily of Pep Guardiola. Wherever he has been, he had success. He is a coach, keen on playing and his teams are feared.
“I wonder what he will do with Man City. He will be imprinting his football in England and people will be surprised.”
Wenger’s men are currently ahead of City on the table, but are a massive 11 points behind shock leaders Leicester City.
However, Ozil believes that with a game in hand, they can claw back and close the gap on the Foxes and hopefully catch them at the final hurdle.
“I do not think it impossible,” he said for German publication Welt am Sonntag.
“Although there are only a few games left, Leicester have a run against some of the big teams to come.
“We ourselves must in any case not allow any more slip-ups. The hope of the title is still there – we have the players for the title.
“They deserve to be up there – Leicester fight for every point.
“We see in every game that players of Leicester want to achieve something. We ourselves have not been focused in every game, and that is not possible in the Premier League since there is no opponent you can beat easily.
“Leicester have been great, but there are still a few games. I think we still have a chance to catch up Leicester. We must, of course, hope for mistakes.”
Arsenal face Watford, the team that knocked them out of the FA Cup, in their next league fixture.