Mesut Özil ‘proud’ of Arsenal’s victory over Napoli

Mesut Özil reveals his delight at scoring his first goal for Arsenal and helping his new club beat Napoli on Tuesday

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Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski Photo: Instagram/Lukas Podolski

Mesut Özil has revealed his delight at scoring his first goal for Arsenal and helping his new club beat Napoli on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old, who arrived at The Emirates in a club-record £42.5m deal from Real Madrid, expertly guided home Aaron Ramsey’s cut-back to give the Gunners the lead against the Serie A side.

The playmaker then set up Olivier Giroud for Arsenal’s second as the Gunners moved three points clear at the top of their Champions League group.

And Özil was thrilled to open his account for the north London side in front of the club’s home fans.

“It’s a really nice feeling – especially to score at home,” Ozil told Arsenal Player. “You could see that the fans really supported us up until the last minute.

“What was important was that we won the game. Of course I’m pleased to have scored, especially at home. It was my way of thanking the fans.

“Our aim is to play attractive and successful football. We did that tonight and have taken another step.

“We knew that it would be a really difficult win but we were deserved winners and we could have scored more. I’m really proud of the team.”

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