Mesut Ozil has dedicated his goal against Napoli yesterday to Arsenal fans who have been in superlative support of him ever since he joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in a 42.5 million pounds deal on the very last day of the last transfer window. Ozil not only scored Arsenal first goal in the 2-0 win over the Italians but also provided the pass that led to the second goal which was scored by in form Olivier Giroud.
Talking to Arsenal’s official website, Arsenal.com Ozil said :
“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.”
According to stats release by highly rated Opta, Ozil is now the player with the highest number of assists in the UEFA money spinning competition in the last 3 years. He however believes his team mates have lot to play in his performance and he has THANK them for their support.
“Every player wants to score goals but everyone knows that I like assisting goals too,” Ozil said. “What’s important for us is that we take the next step forward as a team. We want to keep on developing.
“We did that tonight, we took a step forward and won the game. Now we’re going to concentrate on the next match.
“You can see in training how technically good this team is and that showed on the pitch tonight too. The team supports me so well. We’ve got some great players in our ranks. We showed tonight how good we are on the ball. They make life easier for me on the pitch and I’m thankful to them for that.”