He has a wonder of a left foot. He caresses the ball and the passes seem to be of a perfect weight and right into people's stridesAaron Ramsey
The in-form Welshman thoroughly enjoyed playing with the German star for the first time and hailed the creative side of his game.
"I think he showed what he's all about today slipping those little balls through," said Ramsey. "He's a fantastic player and is very gifted. He's going to create a lot of opportunities for us.
"He has a wonder of a left foot. He caresses the ball and the passes seem to be of a perfect weight and right into people's strides."
Ramsey's brace included a magnificent volley to seal a third successive Premier League win for the Gunners. The midfielder praised the character of the side for quashing Sunderland's fightback in the second half.
"We conceded a goal very early in the second half and the crowd were right behind them," he said. "They were putting us under pressure with crosses into the box so we had to dig in and be patient but the goals came in the end and I thought we deserved it.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 15 Sep 2013