Olivier Giroud has praised new boy Mesut Ozil for his influence on the team.
The German scored one and created the second for the French striker, and Giroud says he is exactly what the team needed to make a step forward this season.
“Mesut especially tonight was unbelievable. It is really simple to find him on the pitch and I have a really good understanding with him.
“He provided the assist for my goal. He knows the right thing at the right moment. This is his first goal, but he has provided a lot. I think it was his fifth or sixth assist since he joined. He was the man we needed to really improve our side.”
Giroud’s goal was his 6th of the season and the former Montpellier man’s all-round performances have been excellent. Last night saw him hold off a strong Napoli defence time and time again, and he puts it down to feeling more at home in his second season at the Gunners.
“Since the start of the season I maybe have more confidence and I am settling well now, in the team and in my new English life. I feel really good on the pitch and really want to improve myself and the team.”
Arsenal now face a Dortmund double-header, enticing ties for fans and neutrals alike.
“We always want to win and to keep this mentality of winning every game. Dortmund will be really tough games for us but we are really confident and if we keep it up, I think we could do good things in this Champions League.
“The team is playing well and we are on a good run.”