Arsene Wenger warns against Mesut Ozil's Arsenal overload

Victory at the Stadium of Light made it six wins in a row for the Gunners since their opening day home defeat by Aston Villa -- a run that has seen them qualify for the Champions League and taken them towards the head of the domestic championship.

updated: September 21, 2013 10:51 IST
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London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has attempted to play down the expectations surrounding Mesut Ozil ahead of the Germany international's eagerly anticipated home debut against Stoke City on Sunday.

The deadline day arrival of Ozil from Real Madrid for a club record £43 million ($69 million) provided a huge lift to the north London side.

And the playmaker made an immediate impact, taking just 11 minutes to set up Olivier Giroud's opening goal in the 3-1 victory at Sunderland last time out.

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