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Arsenal player ratings from West Ham draw – Ozil MOTM

West Ham v Arsenal Player Ratings

Now that I have recovered enough from the disappointment of Arsenal only managing to take a point from West Ham after being in cruise control I reckon I can rate the Arsenal players without dishing out some zeroes. And there were some good performances from the likes of Koscielny, Elneny, Alexis and co. Iwobi provided two assists but also gave the ball away at key points so Mesut Ozil gets the nod with a well taken opening goal to cap a good game from the German.

Koscielny slams Arsenal wide-men following Hammers draw

Laurent Koscielny was part of the Arsenal back four which let in three goals to West Ham yesterday, but he has moved to slam his fellow team members for their part in defending.

The French international has not named names, but has seemingly picked out Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez for not helping enough to stop crosses being whipped in from out wide.

West Ham v Arsenal review – Great game but a point not enough

Arsenal started this latest must win game away to West Ham very well and for 40 minutes we looked in control. Our forwards and creative players were fluent and after we got a bit of luck with an early goal for the home side incorrectly ruled out for offside the Gunners took full advantage with great goals from Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal’s BFG worried he will miss amazing EPL title chase

Only the Arsenal manager will know whether the current first choice pairing of Gabriel with Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the Arsenal defence is a temporary arrangement or something that the manager is taking on a game by game basis. Even if it is supposed to be the new regular central defensive set up we know that can quickly change depending on form, fitness and disciplinary issues.

Arsenal striker sharp and scoring as France beat Holland

Arsenal fans got just what we wanted from our internationals tonight as both Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud started for France in their friendly game away to the Netherlands. Both of them came through the match unscathed, which was always a worry as Arsene Wenger has already had more than his fair share of injury problems to cope with.

What Arsenal fans NEED from internationals tonight

With Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger hoping for Arsenal to hit the ground running when the current international break is over and the rollercoaster that is this season’s Premier League runs to a conclusion, the most important thing for the Gunners involved in the various games for their respective countries is to not pick up an injury and it is so far so good on that front, with Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and David Ospina all having completed 90 minutes last night with no problems.

Wenger’s not worried and Arsenal are trying their hardest

Despite Arsenal being the most consistent team in Europe in the whole of 2015, The Gunner’s form deteriorated badly after the New Year and they have now dropped to 11 points behind Leicester with just 8 games to go, as well as exiting from both the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of 4 days.

Arsenal “wanted it more” than Everton!

With official captain Mikel Arteta only managing cameos for Arsenal this season, and Per Mertesacker relegated to the bench recently, it was left to Laurent Koscielny to marshall the defence and the team against Everton yesterday. He was obviously happy that the Gunners finally got their first League win for a month, but just as importantly we kept a clean sheet despite being up against one of the Premiership’s most in-form striker Romelu Lukaku.