Arsenal made light work of Newcastle with a 3-0 win which saw the club climb ever closer to that elusive 4th spot. Goals from Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud saw Arsenal control the game from start ’til finish. Thanks to our new ‘Player Rater’ feature, you can submit your own player ratings by clicking here.
[Our Rating / Average fan rating from ‘Player Rater’]
Wojciech Szczesny – 7.0 / 7.2
Was rarely tested, but when he was he handled the ball with confidence and looked extremely experienced.
Bacary Sagna – 7.5 / 7.3
Incredible in the air once again, it would be a real shame to see Sagna leave – but it looks like it is heading that way.
Laurent Koscielny – 8.0 / 8.5
Proved himself as one of the best defenders in Europe, once again. No idea why he was omitted from the PFA Team of the Year.
Per Mertesacker – 7.0 / 7.2
Quieter game than usual from Per, probably because he was not tested. Didn’t put a foot wrong.
Nacho Monreal – 7.0 / 7.0
Looked much more defensively solid than he has in recent weeks and also looked an attacking threat from the left.
Mikel Arteta – 7.0 / 6.9
Neat and tidy but not overly influentual. The same old story for Mikel Arteta who may well be replaced come September.
Aaron Ramsey – 7.5 / 8.2
Energetic as usual, but lacked the cutting edge he has shown in previous games. Still a quality performance.
Santi Cazorla – 7.5 / 8.0
Neat and tidy in possession as always, should have done better with a volley, but assisted the first with a great free kick.
Mesut Ozil – 9.0 / 9.3
Showed his class today as he scored and assisted, but also pulled off some great passes and brilliant skill. Level above.
Lukas Podolski – 6.5 / 6.8
Contributed to play well but looked less dangerous from the left than he has in recent weeks, one of his ‘quiet’ displays.
Olivier Giroud – 7.0 / 7.3
Not the best game but not the worst from Giroud. Scored a well taken header but could have had more. Made some good runs.
Mathieu Flamini – N/A
Tomas Rosicky – N/A
Yaya Sanogo – N/A
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