The 24 year old joined from Real Madrid in a club record £42.5 m deal in the summer and scored his first goal for the Gunners in the Champions League clash against Napoli, and set up Giroud for the home side’s second.
The Frenchman says he has been thoroughly impressed by Ozil since his arrival and says he is exactly what the team needed to make a step forward this season.
Speaking to the Arsenal official website, he said:
Mesut was unbelievable tonight, as usual. It is really simple to find him on the pitch and we have a really good understanding on the pitch. He assisted on my goal and he always does the right thing in the right moment.
This is his fifth assist since he joined us and I think he was the man we needed to really improve ourselves. He has incredible technique and he did very well tonight. His goal is quite difficult to score because he was far [from the goal], he had really good precision in his shot.
I have the same [understanding] with Jack and Tomas and Aaron and Theo as well so I’m really pleased to play with these kinds of players.
The French international has scored six goals in all competitions so far this season after netting 17 times last term and the 27-year-old believes his recent good form is down to feeling settled in England after moving to Arsenal from Montpellier last summer. He added:
From the start of the season I have more confidence and I am settled well now in the team and in my new English life. I feel really good on the pitch and I want to improve myself.
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It’s true [that I improve in my second season], because in Montpellier I really improved myself for the second season and I finished top scorer and we won the league. I agree with him [Arsène Wenger] and I want to show I can learn from my first season and improve myself here.
Giroud had a moderate first season for Arsenal but this season he has been the go to man for the Gunners, as his goals have helped the club reach the top of the Premier League and gain maximum points in the Champions League. He has been in superb form this campaign, scoring four goals in Arsenal’s first six games in the Premier League, and also finding the net in the Champions League win over Napoli on Tuesday night.
Ozil has also been in excellent form and his creative talent has created more space for his team mates which has benefited Giroud in particular. His movement in the opposition half has helped the French striker to get into positions where it hasn’t been hard to get the ball into the back of the net. Hopefully with more games, the combo will only get better.
The Gunners will be hoping that Ozil and Giroud continue their blistering form for the club as the Gunners return to Premier League action against West Brom on Sunday.
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