Mesut Özil is well aware of the importance of this Wednesday’s game against Swansea, and took to Twitter to send a message to Arsenal fans ahead of the match.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) 1 March 2016
We’ve dropped too many points needlessly over the last few games, and we’ve gone from being title favourites to falling away from the pack far too easily. We can’t afford to drop more points at the moment, and a game against 16th placed Swansea is must win.
The Swans have often been our bogey team in recent years, with the likes of Michu and Bafetimbi Gomis causing us all sorts of problems. We need to put all that behind us and make sure we get the win this Wednesday though, or we can potentially kiss the title goodbye.
With the North London Derby coming up, we’ve got a good chance to make up some ground. Obviously Tottenham are going to be incredibly difficult to beat, but it’s certainly the definition of a six pointer. With Leicester dropping points against West Bromwich Albion we can close the gap with a win over Swansea, and if things go our way on the weekend we could be top of the table be the end of the week; wishful thinking perhaps, but it’s possible.
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Mesut Özil will more than likely be key to any success we’re hoping to have against either side, so we need him at his best this week. He wasn’t quite performing at the top level against Manchester United, yet he still registered a goal and an assist. If that’s what he can do when he’s not on top form, then we could be in for a treat if he steps up against Swansea and Spurs.