‘Looking at our season so far, we have to be honest and admit that we screwed up ourselves,’ Ozil told German sports website Spox.
‘We did not play to our potential in the games against the so-called smaller teams. You get punished for that in the Premier League.’
The Gunners are 11 points behind leaders Leicester with a game in hand, and the German added: ‘We still have a chance of winning the title. We have to hope Leicester and Tottenham slip up and then make the most of it.’
Ozil also urged his club to spend big this summer. ‘Teams will only get stronger and Arsenal will have to strengthen as well,’ he said.
‘This season has shown that we struggle when we are missing key players. We cannot allow this to happen again next season.’
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