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Mesut Ozil insists Arsenal can win Premier League title

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes the Gunners can leapfrog Manchester United, Southampton, Manchester City and Chelsea to win the 2014-15 Premier League title.

The German World Cup winner, who recently returned from a lengthy injury lay-off, feels Arsenal’s comprehensive 3-0 victory over Stoke City on Sunday afternoon proves they have the credentials to finish the season as champions of England.

This is despite the fact Arsenal have only won 10 of their opening 21 Premier League fixtures - and currently sit 13 points behind league-leaders Chelsea in fifth position.

Ozil: Arsenal can win the title

"We have a really strong team. People could see that once again against Stoke (City)," Ozil told Sport 1. "So I don't see why we shouldn't finish right at the very top of the table.

"When you play football you should always have belief in yourself."

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Ozil missed 12 weeks

Ozil came on for the final 20 minutes of Sunday’s win over Stoke City - his first Premier League appearance since the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on October 5.

The 25-year-old suffered a partial ligament tear in the match against Jose Mourinho’s side, which kept him out of action for a total of 12 weeks.

Supporters will be hoping the attacking midfielder’s return to action coincides with a long overdue return to form.

Disappointing performances

Ozil has flattered to deceive since joining the Gunners for a club record £42.4 million fee from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, scoring a disappointing eight goals in 47 appearances.

His lacklustre performances - particularly in the biggest matches - has sparked fierce criticism from fans and pundits alike, with many people wondering why this world-class talent has performed so sporadically since arriving at the Emirates Stadium.

Ozil was regarded by many as the best No. 10 in world football at his peak with Real Madrid - but has failed to produce the same performances on a consistent basis for Wenger’s side.

Ozil set to come back stronger?

A spell on the sidelines may have been the break away from the spotlight that he needed to help get his club career back on track.

Should he continue to disappoint between now and the end of the season - and Arsenal miss out on a place in the Champions League - Wenger will have a big decision to make regarding the player’s future this summer.

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