Oguzhan Ozyakup admits he enjoyed his Arsenal debut in the Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury.
The Dutch midfielder made his first appearance for ArsÃ¨ne Wengerâs senior team in the Carling Cup win over Shrewsbury and made an immediate impact, setting up Yossi Benayoun for the tie-clinching goal within moments of coming on.
âI think it went quite well because when I came on I got an assist straight away for Benayoun,â Ozyakup told Arsenal.com. âBefore I came on the boss told me to defend well but the first thing I did was go forward and that came out as an assist!
âI think it was Kieran Gibbs who came forward and tried to put me in - I could have gone one-on-one with the goalkeeper but the ball got cut off.
âOn the second ball Chambo [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] put me in and tried to cross it but he blocked it. The second time I turned around and the ball was in front of me so I passed to Yossi and he finished it.
âI worked for this for three years, I came here in 2008 and left everything back home,â he added. âThat is what I worked for and I was really pleased that I could make my debut because my parents were in the stadium as well so I was very happy.â