Champions League

Mesut Ozil believes Arsenal need an early goal

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has stated that the team are capable of beating Olympiacos by a sufficient margin to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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The Gunners go into their final group match in the Karaiskakis Stadium on Wednesday needing to win by at least two clear goals to make it through to the next round.

Ozil has said that making a quick start against the Greek champions could help them to secure the result that they require. “We have to be focused on the game; we have to give a really good performance,” the German told the London Evening Standard.

“If we score an early goal, I’m confident that we can win this game and go through. I hope that I can help the team with a good performance on the night. “We know that we have a lot of quality up front, but our goal is to go into half-time ahead and then we will know that everything is possible. We have to also be careful in defence that we don’t concede a goal.”

Arsenal last failed to get out of their group in the 1999-2000 season.

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