The Man of the Match for Arsenal was, of course, Olivier Giroud. Even if the big French striker had not scored his first ever hat-trick in Arsenal colours he would have made a very strong case with his performance full of passion determination and footballing ability. A honourable mention also goes to Joel Campbell who continued his improvement with a brilliant showing.
Cech 7.5 – Not much to do but saved us when needed and his presence is invaluable.
Bellerin 6 – Another off par game from the Spaniard. Needs a rest.
Mertesacker 7.5 – Recovered well from a slightly shaky start. Commanding.
Koscielny 8 – Brilliant as usual with some crucial blocks and tackles. Best in EPL?
Monreal 8 – Never put a foot wrong and key contribution at both ends.
Flamini 7.5 – Could have scored, could have been booked but generally very good in the middle.
Ramsey 8 – Warmed to his task and starting to look like the Rambo of two years ago. Great cross to assist opener.
Campbell 8.5 – Amazing skills and reverse pass for Giroud capped a fantastic night.
Ozil 8 – No assist or goal but at the heart of everything. Top class.
Walcott – Still rusty but still threatening, especially in second half.
Giroud – Take a bow Ollie. Pretty much flawless.
Gibbs 6 – Solid sub appearance.
Ox and Chambers – No time for a score really.