‘Arsenal won’t win title with inconsistent Mesut Özil’

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen doubts Arsenal have the "class of player" to win the Premier League title

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Mesut Özil has signed a five-year deal with Arsenal Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Michael Owen believes Arsenal don’t have “the class of player” to win the Premier League title despite the presence of club-record signing Mesut Ozil.

The north London side’s lead at the top of the table was cut to two points after Manchester City were 6-3 winners against the Gunners at The Etihad on Saturday.

Arsenal don’t have the class of player to go toe to toe with the main title contenders

Michael Owen

Arsene Wenger spent £42.5m to lure Ozil to The Emirates from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day in a bid to reverse the club’s fortunes.

And the Germany international has scored four goals and made seven assists in 13 appearances to help fire Arsenal to the top of the table – but failed to net in losses to City and Manchester United.

Owen, who won the top-flight crown with United in 2011, reckons Arsenal don’t have good enough players to compete against their title rivals.

“Arsenal don’t have the class of player to go toe to toe with the main title contenders,” Owen wrote in his column on Sportlobster.

“Despite people constantly telling me Mesut Ozil is world class, his inconsistency means that we only see occasional glimpses of real quality. His odd good performance is usually followed by half a dozen poor ones.”

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