Arsenal 3 – 0 Burnley Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 6
He had very little to do all game.
Chambers – 7.5
A lot better today overall. More fluid play and he managed to net an assist as well as scoring the second.
Mertesacker – 7
He wasn’t tested much but was strong in the air when need and sprayed the ball about well enough.
Monreal – 7
He’s really adopted the “Koscielny” role pretty well. He’s not as adventurous or tenacious but he still maintains a good position and plays intelligent passes forward.
Gibbs – 7.5
I felt his performance was pretty strong today. There was a lot of offensive variety and he managed to get an assist near the end.
Arteta – 7
He was solid today. Played good forward passes and kept the tempo going.
Flamini – 5
Pretty meh performance. Made numerous defensive errors and just doesn’t offer anything in attack. He has to play higher up with Arteta on the field and offers nothing.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
He was pretty anonymous for the first half but started to help build the pressure in the second. Not really a stand out performance though.
Sanchez – 9 (MOTM)
He was sensational once again. Completely relentless with his pressing and his on the ball work was impressive. He scored the first goal when it looked like we’d fizzle out to another draw and netted the third to cement the win.
Cazorla – 5
Didn’t do anything impressive today. He really has lost it and I don’t understand why. Maybe he’s not suited to playing with Sanchez and Welbeck. Or maybe since the team isn’t based around him anymore, he’s suffering.
Welbeck – 5.5
He failed to really affect the game. Doesn’t seem to do well against teams that sit back. It’s still early days but he needs to develop that side of his game more.
Ramsey – 6.5
He helped speed up our game in midfield and added to our attack which eventually got us the first goal.
Walcott – 6.5
It was nice to see him finally play again and he was actually pretty decent. Made a couple of good dribbles, put in a good cross and had a shot saved by the keeper.
Podolski – 6.5
He was also decent when he came on with a shot saved and another one rattling the bar.