It was not easy picking the man of the match from the Arsenal team that won away at Aston Villa yesterday, even though most people seem to have gone along with the TV commentators and picked Aaron Ramsey. Theo Walcott was very sharp and played a key role in both of our goals while Olivier Giroud was a constant threat and tokk his penalty well but I have plumped for Ramsey in the end because he did start and finish that goal and was back to his bustling best.
Cech 7 – Not too busy but was ready and alert when needed.
Bellerin 6 – Largely untroubled but did not have much influence either.
Mertesacker 6 – A couple of shaky moments but generally a decent game.
Koscielny 7 – Pretty easy day for the Frenchman.
Monreal 7.5 – Solid and dependable. What we have come to expect from the super Spaniard.
Flamini 7.5 – Great pass for Walcott and good job mopping up and turning defence into attack.
Ramsey 8.5 – Great game for the Welsh wizard who is loving life back in the middle.
Campbell 7 – Another good game for the Costa Rican without any real chances to score.
Ozil 7.5 – Not as eye catching as usual but top class nonetheless.
Walcott 8 – What a pass for the second goal and a great finish ruled out for offside. Looking very sharp.
Giroud 8 – Tireless work, cool penalty and all round good game for the big man.
Gibbs 6 – Pretty good from the left back who is starting to be a good option further forward as we see out games.
Chamberlain 6.5 – Some good stuff from the Ox who looks keen to get back in the side with strong competition.