Mesut Özil has started the Emirates Cup in impressive form providing two assists in the opening 45 minutes against Lyon.
The Germany international set up Olivier Giroud’s opener via a well placed free-kick. Özil also set up Aaron Ramsey goal towards the end of the half which ended in a 4-0 scoreline.
The youngster Iwobi and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain scored the Gunners remaining two goals.
Arsenal finished last seasons Emirates Cup as runners-up losing out to Spanish giants Valencia. The Gunners have won the cup a total of three times since it was first setup in 2007.
Villarreal beat Wolfsburg in the other Emirates Cup game played today.
Özil provided nine assists and five goals in 32 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions last season.
Emirates Cup 2015 match schedule:
Saturday, July 25
14.00 – VfL Wolfsburg v Villarreal
16.20 – Arsenal v Olympique Lyonnais
Sunday, July 26
14.00 – Olympique Lyonnais v Villarreal
16.20 – Arsenal v VfL Wolfsburg