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Ozil inspires leader Arsenal to 3-1 win over Stoke

Mesut Ozil sets up all the Arsenal goals as 3-1 victory over Stoke puts new team top of EPL

Ozil inspires leader Arsenal to 3-1 win over Stoke

LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal record-signing Mesut Ozil made a potent impact in his home debut on Sunday, setting up all three goals in a 3-1 victory over Stoke to put his new team top of the Premier League.

After just two games, the Germany playmaker has started to repay the 50 million euros ($66 million) Arsenal paid Real Madrid.

Ozil's free kick after five minutes was parried by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and Aaron Ramsey stabbed the ball into the net from the rebound.

Although American Geoff Cameron leveled with his first Stoke goal, Per Mertesacker restored Arsenal's lead in the 36th minute by heading in Ozil's corner.

Bacary Sagna was on the end of another Ozil set piece in the 72nd, heading in from the free kick.


Updated : 2021-10-19 01:13 GMT+08:00