Alex Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka were absolutely brilliant during Arsenal’s first win of the season against Watford.

The ratings are a real mixed bag this time, considering as amazing as some of our men were, others were… not so much.

Petr Cech – 8

The goalkeeper’s first save of the game came after Kos sliced his clearance, almost scoring an own goal. Still, the 34-year-old showed fantastic reflexes to be able to jump into action so readily.

In the second half, the Czech international was called into action properly and pulled off some great saves.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Petr Cech of Arsenal saves a Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City shot during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: Petr Cech of Arsenal saves a Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City shot during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin – 7

The 21-year-old looked incredibly strong and mature. His low crosses across the box are coming along nicely.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Etienne Capoue of Watford (L) and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal (R) battle for possession in the air during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Etienne Capoue of Watford (L) and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal (R) battle for possession in the air during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny – 7.5

Despite almost scoring a spectacular own goal, he was solid.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal heads the ball away during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal heads the ball away during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Rob Holding – 6.5

Another solid game. Even when he was caught out, he did well to recover.

Watford's English striker Troy Deeney (R) vies with Arsenal's English defender Rob Holding during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on August 27, 2016. (SEAN DEMPSEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Watford’s English striker Troy Deeney (R) vies with Arsenal’s English defender Rob Holding during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on August 27, 2016. (SEAN DEMPSEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nacho Monreal – 6

Not one of the defender’s best games, oddly enough. He did go off injured in the 74th minute so maybe he was carrying a knock?

Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (R) clears the ball away from Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 20, 2016 (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (R) clears the ball away from Leicester City’s Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki (L) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 20, 2016 (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Santi Cazorla – 7.5

Our midfield maestro confidently scored our penalty. It was his first goal in 40 games. The Spaniard also made a brilliant tackle in the first half.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka – 9

The midfielder’s high, cross-field passing is so accurate. He definitely adds another string to our bow when it comes to getting forward. Very, very exciting to watch.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil – 9.5

The playmaker was amazing, as usual. Leaving Watford players in the dust and scoring Arsenal’s third goal. A speedy, expert header on the brink of half time.

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WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Theo Walcott – 7

The forward could and should have put Arsenal 2-0 in the first half but was too slow to react. After this, however, he improved. Although, the chip he tried in the second half was… interesting…

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Theo Walcott of Arsenal (R) is fouled by Sebastian Prodl of Watford (L) during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Theo Walcott of Arsenal (R) is fouled by Sebastian Prodl of Watford (L) during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6

The Ox looked strong and confident in the first half but in the second he seemed a little lost and kept leaving Monreal in the lurch. He also had a go at a chip in the second half, which he shot over the bar, wasting what could have been a decent shot from someone else.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Alexis Sanchez – 10

An unreal player. Not only did he score but he had a hand in every goal. He and Ozil have amazing chemistry.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal stretches to get to the ball before Younes Kaboul of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal stretches to get to the ball before Younes Kaboul of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

SUBS

Jack Wilshere – 3

The midfielder didn’t really do much other than complain to Elneny after he came on.

Mohamed Elneny – 5

Elneny did help to tighten us up slightly.

Kieran Gibbs – 4

A couple of risky moments but didn’t do anything massively awful.