Arsenal star praises fighting spirit

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Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has praised the club's fighting spirit following Tuesday's impressive Champions League win over Serie A outfit Napoli.

A quickfire first-half double courtesy of German star Mesut Ozil and formidable French forward Olivier Giroud saw the North London outfit cruise to a comfortably victory against Rafael Benitez's men at the Emirates Stadium.

That aforementioned triumph was the latest in an excellent run of form for Arsene Wenger's side. The Gunners, who sit top of Group F after consecutive victories, also sit at the summit of the Premier League table after amassing 15 points from their opening six fixtures.

Tenacious midfielder Flamini, who re-joined the club during the summer on a free transfer following his departure from AC Milan, has spoken of the great spirit currently residing within Wenger's squad.

"I think everyone knew Arsenal have a lot of qualities," he told the club's official website.

"But this year we are showing we have the fighting spirit, everyone is helping each other and it makes the difference because of course in a season you have some good periods and some difficult periods.

"What is important is to win game after game, work hard and stay focused and to keep going with our great spirit and then we'll see.

"Maybe for us there will be a good surprise this season," he added.

Arsenal, whose recent form has been widely attributed to the club-record purchase of Ozil from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, return to domestic action on Sunday with a clash against Steve Clarke's West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

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