Arsenal 3 (Ramsey 5, Mertesacker 36, Sagna 72)
Stoke City 1 (Cameron 26)
Emirates Stadium, London, England
Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners a fifth-minute lead but Geoff Cameron equalised for the Potters in the 26th minute.
Nine minutes before half-time, Per Mertesacker's flicked header restored Arsenal's lead.
The main focus of attention for Gunners supporters before the game was on Ozil's home debut and the Germany international did not disappoint with two official assists.
But it was the form of Mathieu Flamini which impressed and he was given the man-of-the-match award for his display.