Arsenal's New signing Mesut Ozil is confident that his new team can mount a challenge for the Premier League title.
Arsenal has not won the league since the 2003-04 campaign, but Ozil who arrived on transfer deadline day from Real Madrid, believes they can end the run this term.
Ozil spoke to the media for the first time since his reported £42.5m club-record transfer, the Germany international was in no doubt that Arsenal can compete for silverware.
When asked whether Arsenal were title contenders, Ozil said: “Of course.
“This is one of the biggest club in the world.”
The 24-year-old acknowledged that he can still improve following a productive three years at the Bernabeu.
“I had a very good time in Madrid but I have made the next step, I’m in the strongest league in the world,” he continued.
“Many young players came here and got better, and became some of the best players in the world.
“For me the most important thing is I have fun. We have a busy schedule and I’m looking forward to it.”
Ozil complained of a lack of respect from former boss Carlo Ancelotti following his departure for the Emirates Stadium.
However, Ozil feels confident that Wenger can bring the best out of him and help his side achieve success.
“It feels great, I feel very good here,” he added. “I’m sure the boss will improve me and I’m proud to be part of the team.”
“When I talked to Arsene on the phone he was full of respect and as a player I need the respect.”