Mesut Ozil hailed Arsenal's "sexy football" after a superb second-half performance earned a 3-1 Premier League victory at home to Leicester City .
The visitors led at the Emirates Stadium on Monday thanks to a Hector Bellerin own goal, but captain Ozil then stamped his authority on the contest.
Ozil stroked home a Bellerin pass to level on the stroke of half time before contributing heavily to two breath-taking goals in three stunning minutes for substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The former Germany international - whose goal took him above Jurgen Klinsmann to become his country's most prolific player in the Premier League - then departed to a standing ovation.
And Ozil was thrilled to justify being given the armband by Unai Emery with a wonderful individual display that saw Arsenal move up to fourth in the Premier League table after a seventh straight win.
"I think we played some sexy football tonight," Ozil wrote on Twitter. "Proud captain of this team and this club!"
After a slow start following the exit of Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have hit their stride under the watchful eye of Unai Emery.
Consecutive Premier League defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea were followed by seven straight wins, putting the Gunners within two points of the summit; and results elsewhere have been just as impressive.