Arsenal player ratings for West Ham by Bob
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will say that Olivier Giroud should have got the nod and it was very close for me, but once Ramsey added a goal to his brilliant performance, and considering it was his first start after an injury, I gave it to the Welshman.
Ospina – 7 – Didn’t have too much to do but made a sharp save from Nolan at 1-0 and gives the defenders confidence. Perhaps should have caught Jarvis’ cross but he was clattered.
Mertesacker – 6 – He was okay but could have done better with a couple of headers and clearances.
Koscielny – 8 – Our best defender was always alert and on hand to snuff out any danger.
Monreal – 7.5 – Did nothing wrong and is making it very hard for Gibbs.
Chambers – 6 – Recovered well after a poor first half when he was caught out of position at times. He did put in some good crosses.
Coquelin – 7 – Another assured performance from the revelation of the season.
Ramsey – 9 – What a star! Rambo reminded us what we have been missing. Didn’t put a foot wrong and got involved in our attacks and took his goal well.
Ozil – 7 – I would have given him more for his work, vision and passing but what was that awful ball about when he had the goal at his mercy?
Walcott – 7 – Apart from spurning a few chances, which I will put down to rustiness, I thought he did well and gave us a real threat.
Alexis – 7 – Looks like he needs to recharge his batteries. Even then he made a good contribution but should have done better with his chances.
Giroud – 9 – Great game from the big man. Flicks, tricks, strength, awareness, assist and what a finish!
Welbeck – 7 – Good sub appearance from the FA cup star.
Cazorla – 7 – Would probably have got a better score if he was on longer but he still had chance to show his class.
Flamini – 7 – Scored a goal, that’s about it.