These are the Arsenal player ratings for the Premier League game against Aston Villa, as voted for by you, the fans using our Player Rater.
Petr Cech – 7.3
Cech had a few dodgy moments but managed to equal the Premier League clean sheets record. He’s sure to go and break that record with ease and he deserves it. Rarely tested – rating seems a little generous.
Hector Bellerin – 6.4
Bellerin isn’t in the best form. The Spaniard doesn’t look as confident going forward and seems vulnerable in defence. Luckily for him, Mathieu Debuchy has been pretty poor when he’s had to play, so unless he continues to play worse, he’ll keep his place.
Per Mertesacker – 7.0
Better from Mertesacker in the sense that he did nothing wrong. Didn’t have to do a lot right thanks to the work of his teammates and hopefully this game will help him turnaround his league form.
Laurent Koscielny – 7.4
Koscielny has been brilliant for a number of weeks now and was once again today. A few wayward passes aside, he was defensively sound.
Nacho Monreal – 7.6
Monreal was excellent today, as he has been for some time. The Spaniard came out of the defence with the ball with confidence and made regular timely defensive interceptions.
Mathieu Flamini – 6.4
Flamini was barely noticeable alongside Ramsey – but so long as he gives the Welshman freedom to do his thing, I’m happy for him to sit there and make no mistakes. The real test for Mathieu will come against Manchester City next week, when he cannot afford another quiet game.
Aaron Ramsey – 8.2 (Man of the Match)
Man of the match following another goal from centre midfield for the Welshman. He certainly looks more comfortable in that position and although Santi Cazorla’s injury is depressing, it may well have been a blessing in disguise that will see Ramsey re-discover his purple patch.
Joel Campbell – 6.5
Not his best outing but didn’t look out of place. With Alexis Sanchez set to return as early as next week Campbell will hope he has done enough in the Chilean’s absence to stay in contention for the rest of the season.
Theo Walcott – 7.1
Walcott was impressive today. Playing from the left wing his well-timed run won us the penalty which resulted in the first goal and his defence splitting pass opened up the space for the second goal.
Mesut Ozil – 7.7
Another assist from the German. He now has 13 in the league and is just 7 away from breaking Thierry Henry’s record. He must be confident of breaking that, as if he stays fit – it seems almost certain now. Another polished performance.
Olivier Giroud – 7.7
Another goal for Olivier after his midweek hat trick will have done wonders for his confidence. He’s now scored five goals in his last three games and will be confident of keeping his place in number nine even with Walcott back and Danny Welbeck close to full fitness.
Kieran Gibbs (on for Campbell 64′) – 6.0
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (on for Walcott 64′) – 6.2
Calum Chambers (on for Ozil 85′) – 6.4