Football: Oezil magic leads Arsenal to 2-0 win over Napoli
LONDON (REUTERS) - Mesut Oezil bewitched Napoli to conjure up a 2-0 Champions League win for Arsenal on Tuesday and end the Italian side's unbeaten start to the season.
The Germany midfielder scored the opening goal, his first for Arsenal, with a superb left-foot effort from the edge of the penalty area after eight minutes and set up Olivier Giroud for Arsenal's second after 15.
Any lingering doubts that the former Real Madrid player was worth the 43 million pounds (S$87 million) that Arsene Wenger paid for him in August were swept away in a magical first-half display of precision passing, great movement and feints, and Aaron Ramsey played his full part as the sorcerer's apprentice.
Wenger said he could not remember the last time his side, who lead the Premier League by two points, had played as well as they did in the first 45 minutes.