Aston Villa 0 – 3 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 7
He didn’t have much to do all game except for a very smart save in the first half.
Chambers – 7.5
I felt he was pretty good today and he’s so composed on the ball. If only we’d brought in another centre back, he’d be a great option at right back and in my opinion, he’s better than Debuchy.
Mertesacker – 7.5
He was very composed today and kept the ball at the back. He calmed the game down completely in the second half and didn’t force any balls forward.
Koscielny – 8
A quality performance by the Frenchman. He defended well enough but his passing from defence is what really impressed me. His passing range is absolutely phenomenal and he almost always makes the right pass forward as well. This is why I rate him as one of the best centre backs in Europe as such ability is paramount in football at the moment.
Gibbs – 7.5
A good performance. Reliable as usual with intelligent link up in attack and he also made an assist for the third goal.
Arteta – 7
He had to put in a decent performance today after the shambles last Tuesday and he did just that. As expected from our captain, he calmed the game down in the second half and made sure that Villa didn’t create the chances required for the comeback.
Ramsey – 5
He was shocking today. He made a few decent passes but also misplaced many others and just seemed to lack awareness through taking extra touches. His confidence is definitely low and I don’t understand why.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
He didn’t do much whilst he was on. He had a few good moments but he went into midfield far too much for my liking and didn’t really affect the game.
Özil – 8.5 (MOTM)
Who’d have thought that Özil in the middle would be able to affect a game as well as he did today? Everyone! He was world class today. He pulled Villa apart with his movement and passing. He managed to score and assist which topped off his great performance today.
Cazorla – 7
I felt he was pretty good today and kept the ball when needed as well as being quality in the one touch build up. He might have staked a claim to a starting position again which is good to see.
Welbeck – 7.5
He was very good today. Intelligent movement as well as good build up play. His passing was superb today.
Rosicky – 7
He definitely sped up our game when he came on.
Wilshere – 7
Same as Rosicky. We started to play a lot of one touch football when Jack and Rosicky came on.
Podolski – 6
Played too deep but I guess that was always going to happen with us not chasing the game at all.