Arsenal take on Bayern Munich away from home in the Champions league on Wednesday. A look at betting odds on sites such as odds digger and the likes show Bayern Munich are the clear favorites to win this encounter over the two legs.
Although Arsenal have shown on a number of occasions that they can cause upset when no one is giving them a chance but Arsenal’s cause is not helped by the fact that many of their key players are likely to miss the match due to injury and importantly Ozil’s form.
To this end, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he has held talks with Mesut Ozil in regards to his form in recent time. The Frenchman claims it is time for the former Real Madrid star to start finding the net once again.
Arsenal’s form has suffered in recent weeks and there have been calls for Mesut Ozil who himsellf has been woeful in recent weeks to be dropped. The German was under strong criticism from Arsenal fans and pundits alike for his poor show against Chelsea, Watford and Hull City last weekend.
Ozil has so far this season scored five times in the Premier league for Arsenal unfortunately is last goal was scored on the 10th of December. This has forced Wenger to “have a chat” with Ozil in the hope that the world cup winner will be motivated to deliver against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Confirming this, Wenger was quoted as saying;
“It’s time for him to score again,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “Maybe he will find confidence back as well, because he misses chances. He is missing the chances that don’t look unfeasible for him.”
“I felt he didn’t feel confident against Hull. It’s always a problem because you think he can deliver something special, but it’s true that technically he missed things [against Hull] that he is not used to.
“I don’t know – it can happen. I don’t know any specific reason. I had a chat with him [on Friday].”
If Arsenal want to stand a chance at all of beating Bayern Munich on Wednesday or at least getting a result ( away from home ) they need their key players to be at their best and Mesut Ozil is one of such players Wenger will be banking on.
The combination of Ozil and Sanchez have been very fruitful atimes this season and if Ozil can rediscover his form again Arsenal will have a good chance against Bayern Munich.