Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Player Ratings

Arsenal responded to their midweek disasterplease in the perfect way and it was a stroll in the park, Villa park for the Gunners.

 

Wojciech Szczesny – 7/10

 

His distribution was poor and had to make a save early in the game after a scruffy clearance. Produced a great block to deny the hosts and it proved to be critical.

 

Calum Chambers – 7/10

 

The Englishman returned to the team and slotted in as right back. Got a booking and treaded dangerously at times but put in some good balls going forward.

 

Per Mertesacker – 7/10

 

Typical BFG. Had one iffy moment when Agbonlahor skipped past him but solid otherwise.

 

Laurent Koscielny – 7.5/10

 

Koz as he so often does on forwards, bossed Agbonlahor throughout the game and made some important interceptions and clearances.

 

Kieran Gibbs – 7/10

 

Good game offensively and defensively as well. His misdirected hit caused panic in the Villa box that lead to the third goal and was generally assured.

 

Mikel Arteta – 7.5/10

 

The Captain was back to his metronomic best and boasted a passing accuracy of 97%. Arteta-ish or something like that.

 

Aaron Ramsey – 6.5/10

 

Played closer to Arteta and put in a shift. But his passing and decision making was questionable,  Aaron more of last season please #Welsh Jesus

 

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain – 6.5/10

 

The Ox had a good game, was involved in the first goal but he has to play better if he wants to become a mainstay in the team.

 

Mesut Ozil – 8.5/10

 

Ozil was excellent, answered his critics in their face. Scored a goal, got an assist and seemed to have his mojo back.

 

Santi Cazorla – 7/10

 

Santi didn’t produce any moments of magic but he Santied his way through the game, dribbling and buzzing around.

 

Danny Welbeck – 8/10

 

Welbeck scored his first goal for the Gunners and also played in a sumptuous ball to Ozil. Good stuff, Danny

 

Substitutes

 

 

Tomas Rosicky – N/A

 

Came on, ran around and was crisp in his passing.

 

Jack Wilshere -N/A

 

Was rested and couldn’t have asked for a better game to just come on and pass a bit.

 

Lukas Podolski – N/A

 

It’s time he starts games.

 

 

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