I was probably going to give the young Arsenal and Nigeria forward the nod for our Man of the Match from the comfortable away win over Swansea City anyway, but when I heard that Alex Iwobi was not going to get the goal glory for either of his deflected strikes it made my mind up, as the first was definitely on target and his all-round performance was excellent.
Cech 7 – Commanding display. Key saves at crucial times. Clean sheet.
Gabriel 7 – Lacks pace and attacking threat of Bellerin but did try and good all-round game.
Mustafi 7 – Decent display but not without a few mistakes.
Koscielny 8.5 – Dominant. 9 clearances, 4 interceptions, 93% passing accuracy, never a penalty.
Monreal 7 – Stood up to some rough treatment to put in solid performance.
Xhaka 8 – Very good. Highest touches and passing accuracy. Defended well, set tempo and a few good shots.
Ramsey 7.5 – Some good stuff from the Welshman but still looks a touch rusty.
Ozil 8.5 – Hugely influential and just makes Arsenal better. Up for it today.
Iwobi 9 – Maybe his best game. Involved in all our creative play and should have been given the 1st goal. Impact.
Alexis 8.5 – Well taken goal and usual great display. Hold the histrionics though mate.
Giroud 8 – Worked tirelessly and scored again.
Chamberlain 7 – Looked sharp and had positive effect.
Welbeck & Lucas Perez 6 – Not much time but did okay.