Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has stated that his side know exactly how to beat Liverpool and that he is hoping for a repeat of last season’s 4-1 win over Brendan Rodgers’ men at the Emirates Stadium, as reported by The London Evening Standard.
The Gunners have had a mixed start to the new campaign, with the home faithful not ready to accept anything less than three points against the Merseysiders.
Liverpool have won their first two games against Stoke and Bournemouth but will need to be at their best to avoid defeat in North London on Monday.
Ozil, who played a role in the 4-1 victory against the Reds the last time the teams met, has been reminiscing about the performance and has claimed that Arsenal must replicate the showing this time round.
“I remember that we delivered a really convincing display,” Ozil is quoted as saying by The London Evening Standard.
“In the first half we decided the game because we had a high level of concentration and wanted to utilise our potential.
“We want to do that again this time. We’re at home and we know exactly how we can beat Liverpool. That’s what we want to do on Monday.”
Ozil scored a free-kick in his side’s win last time out and has stated that his preparation was key to finding the back of Simon Mignolet’s net.
“During the warm-up I kept focusing on that corner and took five shots after the other,” he continued.
“The practice went well and that’s why I thought during the game that it had gone well in the warm-up so I would surprise the goalkeeper. That’s how I scored the goal, and I was really pleased with it.
“It was a nice feeling. When you assist goals or score them yourself, it does you good but what’s most important is that we have success as a team and that was the case against Liverpool last season.
“We were really convincing, the whole team was very focused and played really well.”
Ozil has started this season as the North London club’s first-choice number ten, playing in the hole behind Olivier Giroud.
The German was not convincing against West Ham in the opening day of the season but was markedly better in the 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last weekend.