New Arsenal signing Mesut Ozil believes ‘The Gunners’ have a realistic chance of winning trophies this season.
Arsene Wenger’s side last lifted a trophy back in 2005, when they won the FA Cup, but Ozil, who joined the north London side from Spanish giants Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, insists Arsenal can end their eight-year wait for silverware this season.
Asked if Arsenal can win trophies this season, the Germany midfielder told the club’s website: “Definitely. In the last few years, Arsenal haven’t been so successful. We want to win trophies. I think the fans are looking forward to that too.
Arsenal stunned a host of Premier League teams when the news emerged that the club had agreed on a club record £42.4m fee for Ozil, who joined Real from Werder Bremen in 2010 for a fee believed to be about £12.4m, on the last day of the summer transfer window.
He joins Yaya Sanogo (free agent from Auxerres), Emiliano Viviano (loan signing from Palermo) and the returning Mathieu Flamini from AC Milan in the new look Arsenal.
“We have a very strong and a very young team that can improve a lot under the manager. I think we will win trophies because we have the potential (to do so),” the 24-year-old midfielder added.