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Mesut Özil is shining for Arsenal already

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The Sun was shining at The Emirates early on Sunday afternoon and it was not the only thing to shine.

Mesut Özil made his home debut for new club Arsenal and was involved in everything good from the north London side.

The Gunners entertained Mark Hughes' new look Stoke City who were by all accounts considered dangerous opposition. The hosts could not of got off to a better start Ramsey converting Özil's dangerous in swinging free kick from close range. Arsenal were beginning to tick and had a lot of possession.

Stoke eventually capitalised on some slack marking as Marko Arnautovic saw his volley come back off the post only for Geoff Cameron to rifle home from just outside the Arsenal penalty area.

Arsenal recomposed themselves and took just 10 minutes to regain the lead.

Another set piece and another Özil assist, He flighted a corner to the near post which Per Mertesacker instinctively flicked towards goal and his effort nestled in the far corner.

It was more of the same in the second half with Özil once again the architect. This time it was an out-swinging free kick deep to the far post where Bacary Sagna headed back across goal, his header looped over Asmir Begovic who was rooted to his spot, and effectively sealed the points for Arsenal.

The Gunners' faithful will be very happy with the result and there were some encouraging performances. Mathieu Flamini was awarded man of the match and he has looked every bit the player he did in his first spell at the club.

The plaudits mainly have to lie Özil though, who had made a huge difference to the Arsenal style of play already, only just three games in to his Premier League career.

To think he is still settling in, Özil is firmly on his way to paying back the £42.4million transfer fee that at the moment looks like a bargain. 

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