Although Wenger purchased Mesut Ozil as the Gunner’s ‘marquee’ summer signing, much of the speculation revolved around Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. But Napoli moved quick, snatching the attacker from Arsenal’s grasps thus leaving only Olivier Giroud as their only out-and-out striker.
But when the Serie A side visited the Emirates, they were treated to an early blitz when new signing Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud scored early goals to seal the game.
Napoli had no answer to the Gunners, who gave Rafa Benitez’s side the perfect answer to losing out on Higuain in the summer. They were playing some nice football, and at the time were leading the Premier League. Things were looking bright in North London, but it usually does early every season.