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Magical Mesut: Arsenal boss 'lucky' to have Ozil on side

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has praised the Gunners, and Mesut Ozil in particular, after last night's performance against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League which saw a victory of 2-0.

This is the first goal the German midfielder has netted since his £42 million move from Real Madrid this summer. Olivier Giroud's second, set up by Ozil, made sure Arsenal took the game from Napoli in an almost faultless first 15 minutes.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Wenger praised Ozil and the rest of the team for what he called an 'absolutely amazing' win.

He said: "I'm delighted of course. It was a really enjoyable game. It was a fantastic first half, played at a great pace and with belief and authority.

"Overall the first half was outstanding.

"Second half, we played more with more maturity, less drive going forward and a bit more caution. But overall it was an outstanding game."

Wenger also was quick to praise 24-year-old Ozil, saying: "First half, absolutely amazing, fantastic. Everything was in there - collective skill, individual skill, finishing, all that you dream to see.

"When it takes too long to score it is always on your mind a little bit, so he got rid of that.

"I loved him when he was at Madrid, I thought he was great there. We are lucky to have got him.

"He enjoys playing football and enjoys playing with his team-mates - he's integrated very quickly."

The Arsenal boss added that he believes Ozil has given a lift to everyone at the club, and belief in the success of football.

Arsenal's next UEFA Champions League fixture in October sees the Gunners take on last year's beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund. If victorious, they will hold on to their 100 per cent record in Group F.

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