Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013Getty

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has urged the Gunners' board to bring in reinforcements in the summer transfer window in order to stay on top during the next season. Arsene Wenger signed only Petr Cech from Chelsea last summer, while Mohamed Elneny became the last addition to the squad in the January transfer window.

Manchester City have already confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini will leave his position as the manager at the Etihad after the end of the 2015/16 season. The Chilean will be replaced by Pep Guardiola in the summer and the German international has warned that failure by Arsenal to invest in the upcoming window could see them struggle in the next campaign.

"We know that it will not be easy and that we need reinforcements if we want next season to be on top here again," Ozil explained, as quoted by talkSPORT.

"It is again interesting to see who invests in who and how much the clubs do during the summer break.

"In addition, great coaches are coming into the league. I am thinking primarily of Pep Guardiola. Wherever he has been, he had success. He is a coach, keen on playing and his teams are feared.

"I wonder what he will do with Man City. He will be imprinting his football in England and people will be surprised."

The Emirates club have been eliminated from the Champions League and the FA Cup and they have only the Premier League to fight for this term. Arsenal are third in the league table with 55 points after 30 games, trailing leaders Leicester City by 11 points, who have played one game more than Wenger's side. Ozil believes his side can still go on to beat the Foxes and Tottenham Hotspur for the title.

"I do not think it impossible. Although there are only a few games left, Leicester have a run against some of the big teams to come," another report from talkSPORT quoted the German midfielder as saying.

"We ourselves must in any case not allow any more slip-ups. The hope of the title is still there - we have the players for the title."