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Mesut Ozil is cautious about facing Leicester on Sunday

1.53K   //    10 Feb 2016, 18:18 IST
Ozil will try to keep up his recent form against Leicester

We are almost through three quarters of this EPL season and there seems to be no stopping the current league leaders, Leicester City. During the first half of the season, people were quick enough to dismiss the possibility of Leicester winning the Premier League title. However now that they are still at the top, their opponents have started to show them the respect they deserve.

In such a showing, the Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has declared that Leicester are “incredibly difficult to stop.” Arsenal are scheduled to meet the current league leaders in a mouth-watering clash on Sunday and the German is determined not to take their opponents lightly.

While referring to the match between Leicester and Manchester City, Ozil said "It'll be incredibly difficult to stop them. They were up 3-0 at Manchester City after 60 minutes. It's brilliant what they accomplish with their team."

That particular match played on last Saturday, had ended in a 3-1 victory for Leicester City. Not just the win, but also the way Leicester had managed to demolish the mighty Citizens would keep the Gunners on their toes during their match.  

Leicester is currently sitting at the top of the table with 53 points in 25 games played. They are five points above the second placed Tottenham. Arsenal is currently sitting at the third spot of the table with 48 points and is behind Tottenham only by goal difference. A victory against Leicester will not only boost the Gunners’ morale but will also act as a catalyst to push them forward towards the first position.

With only thirteen league games left, all of the top teams have much to gain and lose. The encounter between Arsenal and Leicester is one of the most important matches left to be played and might end up as a title decider.

The importance of this match is not lost on Mesut, who said in an interview, "that Leicester lead the Premier League by this margin in February is one of the biggest surprises in the European top flights in the past few years. We are now challenged to change that."

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