|The stars of the show; Ozil celebrates his goal with Ramsey|
Both of Arsenal's goals came in the first fifteen minutes as Napoli didn't know what had hit them. Aaron Ramsey didn't get on the score sheet this time but he assisted the first goal. He got down the right hand side and then picked out Ozil in acres of space. The German then hit a sweet volley with his left foot into the corner of the net. It was great technique from a great player. Ramsey and Ozil himself had linked up brilliantly all game and it was as though they'd been playing together for years, let alone a single month!
The other goal was a welcomed one for Oliver Giroud as he grabbed his sixth of the season following going 4 games without one. It was the Frenchman who started the move off. Laying the ball to Ozil who got to the byline and then slid the ball into Giroud who couldn't miss. That was Ozil's fifth assist since joining the club, 2 of which were put away by Arsenal's main striker, Olivier Giroud. He certainly is looking a different man from last season.
Another man who put in a superb display in the middle of the park was Mathieu Flamini. Many had doubted as to why Wenger had brought him back but he's been committed, passionate and hard-working. He's exactly what we've been missing since he himself, had left 5 years ago. Rosicky made his comeback from injury as he played out on the left flank and played a solid 60 odd minutes. Mikel Arteta started as he continued his recovery from an injury that had kept him out of many of this season's early matches.
The teams lineups:
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ramsey(88), Rosicky(63), Ozil, Giroud.
Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal(88), Jenkinson, Wilshere(63), Gnabry, Bendtner.
Napoli: Reina, Albiol(83), Britos, Zuniga, Inler, Behrami, Hamsik, Insigne, Mesto, Pandev(61), Callejon(77).
Subs: Cabral, Fernandez(83), Armero, Cannavaro, Mertens(61), Dzemali, Zapata(77).
My man of the match: Mesut Ozil
Referee: Milorad Mazic (SRB)