By FOX SPORTS staff
The Frenchman was given a belated gift a day after his 27th birthday when Ozil teed him up for Arsenal's second goal, after the German had opened the scoring for the Gunners seven minutes earlier, in a comprehensive 2-0 win over Champions League Group F opponents Napoli.
Speaking to uefa.com after the game, Giroud revealed that playing alongside former Real Madrid man Ozil had been a real pleasure so far.
"It is really simple to find him [Ozil] on the pitch and I have a really good understanding with him. He [provided] the assist for my goal. He knows [to do] the right thing at the right moment," he noted.
"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 strike against Rafa Benitez's strike was his sixth in the campaign and the former Montpellier player admitted that he was optimistic for Arsenal's chances against previous finalists Borussia Dortmund in their next Champions League game.
"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," Giroud shared.
"We took a lot of pleasure [from the performance] and that is the most important [thing]. We always want to win and to keep this mentality of winning every game. [Borussia 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."
Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom for their Premier League fixture this weekend.