Mesut Özil believes that Chelsea's visit to Arsenal will be a special affair, as it is an encounter between the top two teams in the Premier League.
The Blues are currently 10 points ahead of Arsenal in the race with six games to go and winning this match will mean that they can seal the title when they face Leicester City in midweek. However, a win for Arsenal will set a benchmark for the Gunners to challenge for the title next season, especially with Arsene Wenger yet to find his first win against Jose Mourinho in his 12 attempts thus far.
However, a win for Arsenal will set a benchmark for the Gunners to challenge for the title next season, especially with Arsène Wenger yet to find his first win against José Mourinho in his 12 attempts thus far.
Özil has been in brilliant form since coming back from injury and will have to play a pivotal role if the Gunners have to have any chance of extending Chelsea' wait for the ultimate prize. His blossoming relationship with Alexis Sánchez on the pitch has been for all to see, something which Arsenal fans hope will continue till the next season.
The midfielder spent the better part of four months in the sidelines recovering from a knee injury and has come back rejuvenated, leading Arsenal to yet another FA Cup final after breaking their trophy drought with the trophy last season.
"We are in a great shape and want to extend our run with a victory on Sunday," he told SID.
"Even if we only have a theoretical chance of winning the Premier League, the meeting of the two teams with the most points of the league is something special," he added.
The Gunners do not have any other injury worry except Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is looking increasingly likely to miss the rest of the season after failing to recover from a groin problem.
Mikel Arteta has recovered from his calf problem and is back in full training, but will take time to build up his fitness and return to the first team.