We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 09:51 | 1/4/16

Ozil not giving up on title


Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal have not played up their potential but is confident they can still challenge for the Premier League title.

Arsenal's title challenge has faltered in recent weeks with the Gunners slipping 11 points behind league leaders Leicester, while they have also exited the Champions League to Barcelona and were knock out of the FA Cup by Watford.

They have eight games in which to turn things around and Ozil is refusing to give up on the prospect of Arsenal ending the season as champions.

"Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we mucked it up ourselves,” Ozil told the German website spox.com. "We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You immediately get punished for that in the Premier League.

"But we still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up and then make the most of it."

Arsenal's poor form has increased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger, but Ozil has jumped to the defence of the Frenchman and wants to win the title for the boss.

"I would be delighted for Wenger if we win the title. He played a major role in my decision to join Arsenal. He was desperate to sign me. Everybody knows he is an extraordinary manager," Ozil stated.

"He is always hungry for success, has a lot of experience and always takes his time for the players. He helps players develop."

Man Utd sweat on Rashford injury

23:25 | 18/10/17

Manchester United will assess Marcus Rashford's knee injury after the England forward "felt something" during Wednesday's Champions League win over Benfica.


Champions League Round-Up: Chelsea in six-goal thriller

21:51 | 18/10/17

Chelsea fight back to draw 3-3 in a Champions League Group C thriller against Roma at Stamford Bridge.


Champs Lg review: Tottenham claim away draw against Real Madrid

22:14 | 17/10/17

Tottenham claimed an away point against the European champions in Champions League Group H as they held Real Madrid 1-1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.


Wenger hits back at Deeney jibe

18:43 | 18/10/17

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends his players after Watford striker Troy Deeney questioned their strength of character.


Rodgers wary of Bayern "bounce"

12:04 | 18/10/17

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is wary of a Bayern Munich "bounce" following the appointment of Jupp Heynckes.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.