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Arsenal are Premier League favourites - Klopp

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Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal are favourites for the Premier League title. 

The German outfit take on the Premier League leaders in the Champions League this week, and Klopp believes Mesut Ozil can make the difference for the north London side.

Klopp, who guided his side to the Champions League final last season, believes Ozil acts as the ideal signing for the Gunners and can bring them trophy success this season. 

Ozil scored a brace as Arsenal beat Norwich 4-1 at the Emirates yesterday, and speaking to SunSport, the Dortmund boss said: “He’s really one of the best players in the world and you’ve seen it now in the Premier League. If somebody had asked me a few weeks or months ago which player would be perfect for Arsenal, I would have said Mesut Ozil — because he is an Arsene Wenger player.

“His tactical ability for offensive football is perfect and that’s what Arsene wants.

“He wants smooth players, good technicians, fast. And Ozil is both. He’s perfect with his technique and speed."

Klopp also believes that the stability of having Arsene Wenger as manager will help the side in their quest for the title this season. 

He continued by saying: “The new players, together with the experience of the two last seasons, can make them champions. This year you saw some teams in England change their manager and many players — Chelsea, Manchester United and City have new coaches.

“Arsenal have the better team and the same manager, so for me they are the favourites in the Premier League.

“And of course the favourites in the Premier League are a favourite in the Champions League, too.”

Ahead of Dortmund's clash at the Emirates, Klopp's side have a number of injury problems, but the manager has revealed that he expects some of his players to return for the match. 

Klopp finished by saying: “We have some problems but I think some of them will come back for this game and we’ll be prepared.”

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