‘Arsenal need reinforcements this summer’, admits Mesut Ozil, who describes Pep Guardiola as a ‘great coach’
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes Arsene Wenger needs to invest in the squad in order to push for the Premier League title next season.
The Gunners currently trail leaders Leicester by 11 points with a game in hand and Ozil believes the north Londoners CAN still lift the trophy in May.
Arsene Wenger made just two additions to last season’s squad – goalkeeper Petr Cech arrived for £10million from Chelsea before Mohamed Elneny joined in January for £5million.
Arsenal have dropped off the pace in 2016, winning just one of their last six league matches as Leicester and bitter rivals Tottenham have led the way.
Even if they can turn it around, Ozil feels Arsenal still need to bring in new players in the summer to maintain their place at the top – especially with Pep Guardiola moving from Bayern Munich to take charge at Manchester City.
“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.”