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Player Ratings: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

These are the Arsenal player ratings for the Premier League game against Bournemouth, as voted for by you, the fans using our Player Rater

Petr Cech – 7.3

Cech has broken the Premier League clean sheets record! Although he was rarely tested, he was made to work for the record right at the end of the game, making a good save low down to his left to deny the visitors a consolation.

Hector Bellerin – 6.6

Per Mertesacker – 6.4

Gabriel Paulista – 8.3

Wonderful performance from Gabriel. Unlucky not to score twice and was defensively perfect. He really deserves to be starting more games.

Kieran Gibbs – 6.3

Gibbs did nothing spectacular and certainly didn’t look as good as Nacho Monreal has recently, but he did his job and contributed to a clean sheet.

Calum Chambers – 7.3

Really nice performance from Chambers playing in a holding midfield role. Admittedly he didn’t have a lot to do defensively, but he was very good on the ball – you could tell he has been training in the defensive midfield position. Could he do well there against opposition of a higher calibre? I’m not sure. Did he show he can be better than Flamini? Certainly.

Aaron Ramsey – 5.8

I think the fans have again been harsh with Ramsey’s rating. He wasn’t at his best, but kept going right ’til the death despite playing all 90 minutes two days ago.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.5

Better from Chamberlain today. Managed to beat his man several times and worked harder defensively than he usually does. Will need to continue to improve to stay in the first team picture ahead of Alexis Sanchez’ return from injury.

Mesut Ozil – 9.3 (Man of the Match) 

16 Premier League assists already, and we’ve only played 19 games. The German should have had four or five assists tonight after he created an incredible NINE chances. He also scored the goal which sealed the game. A real contender for the Premier League POTY.

Theo Walcott – 4.9

Worryingly wasteful from Theo. He really should have scored a hat trick tonight. He was making some great runs which were excellently complimented by Ozil’s creativity, but Theo needs to re-discover his clinical edge, especially with competition in the front three starting to heat up again.

Olivier Giroud – 5.6

A gorgeous flick to assist Ozil for his goal, but apart from that Giroud really struggled. Much like against Southampton, Giroud looked laboured and couldn’t get into the game. The lack of competition or rotation options currently available mean Giroud is unlikely to perk up any time soon.

Subs

Joel Campbell (on for Giroud 79′) – 5.8
Nacho Monreal (on for Gibbs 83′) – 5.9
Alex Iwobi (on for Oxlade-Chamberlain 90′) – 5.4