London: The Arsenal fans came to acclaim record signing Mesut Ozil on his home debut but Aaron Ramsey took the plaudits with the first goal in a 3-1 win over Stoke City which put the Gunners top of the Premier League on Sunday.
Welsh midfielder Ramsey scored his seventh goal of the season after five minutes, firing home after Ozil’s free kick had come back off Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic.
At Cardiff City Stadium, David Marshall produced a fine performance before Brazilian Paulinho scored a 93rd-minute winner for Tottenham Hotspur to take them level on points with rivals Arsenal.
Michu scored for the third successive match this week to put Swansea on track for a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The Spanish forward took just two minutes to break the deadlock at Selhurst Park, before winger Nathan Dyer doubled the lead in the 48th.
Stoke equalised after 26 minutes through Geoff Cameron but goals from Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna sealed a seventh consecutive win in all competitions for the Gunners.