Jose Mourinho admits he doesn't know how to stop Ozil

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Jose Mourinho has conceded that it will be 'impossible' to stop Mesut Ozil from influencing Chelsea's game against Arsenal this evening.

Arsenal's record signing has impressed so far this season since completing his £42 million summer switch from Real Madrid.

The German international has seven assists and four goals in 13 Premier League appearances to date to put Arsenal in with a chance of securing top spot at Christmas.

Standing in their way is Ozil's former boss at Real Madrid Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side, who visit the Emirates Stadium this evening.

Mourinho remains confident that Chelsea can become only the second side to walk away with three league points from the Emirates this season.

However he believes it will be 'virtually impossible' to shut down Ozil for the full 90 minutes and stop him from having an impact.

“I know his strong points. Not the weaknesses,” said the 'Special One'.

“I think I know how to try to stop him to be in the game [for] 90 minutes, with 90 minutes of direct influence.

“But it’s impossible to stop him for 90 minutes, because these kind of players they will have always a moment or a couple of moments where you cannot stop them and they end up showing why they are so good.

“To stop him completely, I don’t believe we can.”

Chelsea will leapfrog Arsenal into 2nd place in the Premier League with a win and history is on their side - Arsene Wenger has never got the better of Mourinho in nine meetings.

Mesut’s a phenomenal player. He’s one of these players that you buy to complete the puzzle of your team,” continued the Chelsea boss.

“You don’t need time, you need nothing. The player just arrives. You have an empty space waiting for him, you put the player there and you know automatically that your team becomes better.”

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