Second win in a row for Arsenal and as fans, we cannot really ask for much more, the opposition may not be what you can describe as the elite but Burnley was certainly a potential banana skin.
It was a bit frustrating in parts but that is being slightly petty, overall it was a win and there were certainly far more positives than negatives to take from the game.
Anyway, let’s give the players a rating.
Bernd Leno 5
He looked vulnerable with the high ball and he was not at his best when bringing the ball out, overall an average performance and not at fault for the goal.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 6
Did ok overall, was very eager and did some good runs, though on occasions he did let himself down with his passing.
I thought he held up well when under pressure but was out of position for the Ashley Barnes equaliser and has to do better.
Same as with Sokratis, he has to take some responsibility for the goal and I remain unconvinced that he is the right man for the job at the centre of defence. That said, he did the basics well.
Best of the defenders, in my opinion, was lively down the flanks and a constant threat. Kieran Tierney will have a fight on his hands to claim the left-back spot if Monreal continues like this.
He had a decent game, he has so much energy that on occasions he goes a bit cuckoo, he made some timely interventions but he really does need to calm down and show more assurance on the ball.
Another good performance from the youngster though he did look slightly lost now and then but he is on a huge learning curve and stood up well today.
Great game, he has some serious talent, he showed vision and creativity, worked his butt off both attacking and defending and oozed class all afternoon. My man of the match.
Was a bit disappointing but that is going to happen now and then, he is still learning and he should not be criticised too much. He remains a work in progress.
Clinical as ever, he is far more effective playing through the middle and that showed today, he drifts out of the game on the wing and Emery is going to have to find a solution to how to fit Pepe, Aubamayenag and Lacazette as a front three.
Another good performance and was a constant danger up front, he did start to drift out of the game later on but overall was very effective.
Showed some glimpses of what we can expect from our record signing, was not really the sort of game for him to shine from the bench and there is definitely more to come.
Did well when he came on, bossed Barnes about a bit but only had 18 minutes of play and so hard to give a proper rating.
Not on the field long enough really and so gets an average 5