Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 win over Marseille.
Arsenal beat Marseille 2-0 through two Jack Wilshere goals, one in each half and the first coming after just 33 seconds.
Mesut Ozil could have doubled their lead by half-time, but missed a penalty, well saved by goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.
This brought a few jovial comments from his detractors, but even though he was not at his best he bounced back to deliver an assist for Wilshere's second goal.
The German's contribution was the mark of a superb player, and he was clearly impressed after the game, also noting the job was not quite done yet.
Five games - 12 points. Wonderful. But still one step to go,— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 26, 2013
He is right, the job to qualify from the 'group of death' is not done yet. Borussia Dortmund's win over Napoli means the Italians will be gunning for them at the San Paolo, needing to beat them by three goals to knock Arsenal out.
Jack Wilshere described the prospect as 'tough', while Arsene Wenger admitted post-game that his side could have done nothing more to avoid the situation, the scoreline in Germany beyond their control.
Wenger said today that Ozil is going to improve, and if a performance with 92 per cent passing accuracy and an assist is a 'poor game' from the £42.4 million man, Napoli have been duly warned.
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