Hello again, I must say I really enjoyed the game yesterday, we played some good football, and thoroughly enjoyed the win, anyway if you want more on that then go and see my review here. Right I don't have much time so let's get down to the whole ratings business, where a non- professional footballer, with no writing experience gets to judge players, and rate them on their performance, its a lovely world we live in isn't it? Hey you're the one reading it!
Ospina-7- He didn't have much to do, made one or two run of the mill saves but overall a quiet day for him and while many people criticize him for his short kicking, I would much rather that to Szczesny's kicking where he seems to put us under pressure every time he kicks it out.
Chambers-6.75- It felt a bit harsh giving him a '6.5', but i don't think he quite deserves a higher score. He was good going forward and put in a couple of good crosses, but players ran in behind him too often. I still think he's better in the centre.
Mertesacker-7- Again I think Per had a good game and kept things calm at the back, also not afraid to boot the ball up field when everyone else is intent on playing tennis football, I like that. Good on you, Big Per. Of course he is always going to get caught on pace in games but it still surprises me how good his reading of the game is, and along with Koscielny sweeping up, it was never a big problem.
Koscielny-8- Another great game at the back, looks to be at his best and hopefully over the Achilles injury. Nothing really more to add.
Monreal-7.5- Another solid game and at this rate I can't see Gibbs getting back into the team, (then again, I think Gibbs will start Tuesday). We were never really troubled on his side today as i'm sure West Ham, in direction from the revolutionary Sam Allardyce, targeted Chambers more so.
Coquelin-7.5- I thought he was very good again, and made some great tackles. Although he didn't keep the ball too well at times. Can't have your cake and eat it I suppose.
Ramsey-8- Ramsey looked like he was caught in a time trap and must have thought he was playing in a game from last season, because that's how it looked to me. He had a great all round game, some lovely inter-play with Ozil and Giroud, and scored a great goal. He even put in a defensive shift too, can't ask for much more than that.
Walcott-5.5- Not his best game for Arsenal, as nothing really went right for him. His movement was good but I think if anything he just got in the way of some of the other players rather than help the team. He will need to improve if he wants to get into the team on a regular basis.
Ozil-7- I think he had another good game with some great inter-play with Giroud and Ramsey as I mentioned in the match review. He frustrated me a little, however, as he had multiple opportunities to shoot but chose to pass more often than not. He also had a 5 minute spell where nothing went right for him, but all in all, another solid game.
Sanchez-6.5- He didn't have his best game for us, but it's hard to be too critical of him due to the effort and commitment he always puts in. Hopefully he will be fresh for the Monaco game.
Giroud-9-MOTM- I don't think we can ask much more from him. He did some quality flicks in and around the box, bringing others into play and scored a great goal, It's what you want from your striker, isn't it ?
Welbeck-6.5- The usual problem with Welbeck; he get's into good positions and made some good runs down the left hand side, but couldn't find the right ball afterwards. I think he will start at Monaco on Tuesday night.
Cazorla-7- He looked really good again when he came on and grabbed the assist for the third goal with that lovely ball across the box. He will be a key player in Monaco.
Flamini-7- I might be generous in giving him a '7' but scoring a goal with his first touch is nothing to be sniffed at, especially for Flamini. Wasn't really involved besides that.
Right that's your lot for now, keep an eye out for more.
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