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Player Ratings: Arsenal 2-1 Everton

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

Petr Cech – 8.7

Another strong performance form Petr Cech this week. After keeping a clean sheet against Bayern Munich, he was unlucky not to have another tonight, when Ross Barkley’s deflected effort beat him.

Hector Bellerin – 7.5

Bellerin kept working hard going forward as usual, but he didn’t manage a goal or assist. He was caught on the break for Everton’s goal, but that was more due to Chamberlain’s poor decision making, asking Bellerin made an intelligent attacking run.

Gabriel Paulista – 8.1

Gabriel was very good defensively today. Coming back from injury he replaced an ill Per Mertesacker and looked solid and composed. He maybe should have done better with two attacking headers in the first half.

Laurent Koscielny – 8.4

Got on the scoresheet and impressed defensively throughout. Never under much pressure due to Arsenal’s dominance, but will be pleased to have got off the mark for the season.

Nacho Monreal – 7.3

Monreal was once again, consistent. The Spaniard made one bad pass in the second half which could have led to a goal, but apart from that he made light work of Everton’s attacking outlets, with Gerard Deulofeu often resorting to diving to try and get past the Spaniard.

Francis Coquelin – 7.8

Got a booking early on which restricted his effectiveness, but in truth he did not have to do an awful lot. What he did have to do he did well and with confidence. He has well and truly cemented his place in the starting eleven. Please don’t get injured..

Santi Cazorla – 7.4

Cazorla was once again dictating from deep. Never looked stressed, when under pressure he managed to deal with what came at him with ease. A lovely delivery for what proved to be the winner, Koscielny’s header.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.0

Ramsey was starting to settle in that right wing role before his injury, and now Chamberlain needs to take his chance. Sadly today he didn’t. Once again he made a bad decision which led to Everton’s goal. Improved in the second half, but we won’t continue to get away with his poor decision making and lack of quality in possession.

Mesut Ozil – 8.7 

Ozil has been brilliant in October, and had another match to remember today. One more assist and was unlucky not to have more, after seeing Giroud’s effort hit the bar. He was confident in possession and managed to use his flair late on to frustrate the Everton team.

Alexis Sanchez – 6.6

A quiet game from the Chilean. He will be forgiven after carrying us in the past few weeks. A rest is certainly overdue against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, hopefully he will then come back fresh against Swansea next Saturday. We will need him in the busy months of November and December, so Arsene Wenger cannot afford to take any risks if he seems fatigued.

Olivier Giroud – 9.1 (Man of the Match)

Has been kept on the bench by Theo Walcott recently, but has been impressive from the bench. Today he got his start and did not disappoint. A man of the match performance, capped with a nice goal to open the scoring in the first half. His hold up play was particularly impressive, making a mockery of the Everton defence at times.

Subs

Mathieu Flamini (on for Chamberlain 81′) – 6.3
Kieran Gibbs (on for Alexis 89′) – 6.6