Arsenal continued their run of good form with a 2-0 win away to Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Except for a few hairy moments at the beginning of the second half, the Gunners more or less ran the game and could have scored more. Our crisp, one-touch football is back and it’s beautiful to see.
The win sends us to the top of the league until Leicester play Chelsea on Monday, while Giroud, Ramsey and Ozil were all outstanding and continued their run of good form.
Petr Cech – 7
The goalkeeper didn’t have any truly tricky saves to pull off, except for maybe a nervy moment in the 21st minute where he slapped the ball away into a dangerous area, and managed to keep a clean sheet.
Hector Bellerin – 6.5
The Spaniard appears to still be struggling with getting caught too far up the pitch. Someone have a word…
Per Mertesacker – 7
The big man appeared a lot more confidence and secure in the back line.
Laurent Koscielny – 8
Kos made some vital clearances and interceptions, as is the norm for the Frenchman now.
Nacho Monreal – 8
I’m running out of ways to praise the Spaniard. Another solid match; great work both defensively and in attack. Bellerin could learn a thing or two…
Mathieu Flamini – 6
I barely noticed Flamini was on the pitch, which is usually a good thing for a defensive player.
Aaron Ramsey – 8
The midfielder scored his second goal since returning from injury and, again, put on a fantastic display. He truly is one of the best overall midfielders in the world.
Joel Campbell – 7
Although the forward wasn’t quite as good as he has been over the past couple of games, he still put a shift in and his confidence appears to be growing by the match.
Mesut Ozil – 8
Do I really need to say anything about Mesut? He’s a genius.
Theo Walcott – 7
The forward was getting into all the right spaces and making the right runs. He even scored a brilliant goal, which was wrongly ruled offside.
Olivier Giroud – 8
Another goal to his name, bringing his total for Arsenal to 50. His hold-up play was also typically good, proving what a great team player he is.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
The Ox got into some good areas and missed a shot. A bit more confidence and it would have gone in.
Kieran Gibbs – 6
The defender was played in a more advanced role once again and it was great to see him getting forward and threatening.