Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Champions League - Ozil breaks his duck as Arsenal outclass Napoli

Champions League Group F, The Emirates Stadium - Arsenal 2 (Ozil 8, Giroud 15) Napoli 0

Eurosport - Mesut Ozil celebrates his goal for Arsenal against Napoli 
Mesut Ozil struck his first goal for Arsenal as the Gunners outclassed Napoli to secure a 2-0 victory and maintain their 100 per cent record at the top of Group F.
The German star fired home a sensational first-time finish on eight minutes after some superb link up play between Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey down the right.
The ex-Real Madrid playmaker then turned provider seven minutes later when he took advantage of some lax defending to race to the right-hand byline and cut it back for Giroud to double the lead.
It was no more than the home side deserved as they marked the 17th anniversary of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal arrival with a mesmeric first half showing that condemned the Italians to their first loss under Rafael Benitez.
Napoli rarely threatened and clearly missed the influence of Gonzalo Higuain who was ruled out through injury. The Argentine had dominated the pre-match chatter after appearing to snub a move to the Emirates in the summer but he cut a forlorn figure as he watched from the stands.
The result means Arsenal sit top of Group F, three points clear of both Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.
Eurosport