Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud have both hailed Mesut Ozil after he scored his first goal for the club on Tuesday night.
The Gunners eased past Italian side Napoli thanks to goals from Ozil and Giroud, with the win leaving them top of Group F after two games.
The German international gave Arsenal the lead in the first-half with a neat finish before he set up Giroud who slammed home to make it 2-0 and after the game, the French striker admitted that he believes the two of them are on the same wavelength.
“Mesut was unbelievable tonight, as usual,” said Giroud afterwards. “It is really simple to find him on the pitch and we have a really good understanding on the pitch. He assisted on my goal and he always does the right thing in the right moment.
“This is his fifth assist since he joined us and I think he was the man we needed to really improve ourselves. He has incredible technique and he did very well tonight. His goal is quite difficult to score because he was far [from the goal], he had really good precision in his shot.
“I have the same [understanding] with Jack and Tomas and Aaron and Theo as well so I’m really pleased to play with these kinds of players.”
As for Ramsey, he was delighted to see Ozil get his first goal for the club.
“We are all really pleased for him because he’s given a lot of assists this season,” he said. “I was happy to set him up and the team were happy for him to get his first goal.
“I think he’s settled in pretty well. He’s made a few assists already and got his first goal tonight so that’s pleasing for him and the team. Hopefully he will score many more.
“We’re really pleased to take six points,” added Ramsey. “I thought we started off really well and put them under pressure with two goals in the first half which we deserved, and then we killed the game.
“We thoroughly deserved the win I thought. We’ve done ever so well since that blip against Aston Villa, we won every game and hopefully we can continue that. It’s always nice to get off to a good start in the Champions League.
“I think the games against [Borussia] Dortmund will be massive, they are a tough team to play against and they got to the final last year but we’re at home and we’ll be confident of getting the right result against them. If we do we will put ourselves in a really positive position.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt