Arsenal player ratings – A tremendous performance brings a deserved win over Man Utd.
Tonight we saw the effect that Mikel Arteta is having on the Arsenal players and it is a hugely positive one.
This is no meaningless win, this was against Manchester United and the lads stood strong and tall for the entire game.
The defence played a blinder, best I have seen in a long time, they were impenetrable and comfortably held United at bay.
Leno – 7
Bounced back from his howler against Chelsea and looked comfortable and at ease.
Kolasinac – 8
Helped create the first goal, was solid in defence and a threat going forward. A very good game.
Sokratis – 9
Excellent performance, scored a goal and absolutely bossed the United forwards. They looked scared to me.
Luiz – 9
Oh I wish we could see this sort of display week in week out. The Brazilian was simply brilliant and showed leadership throughout. Best game in an Arsenal shirt.
Maitland-Niles – 8
He put Martial in his pocket and never let him out, had a really good game both defensively and attacking.
Xhaka – 7
Looked fresh and determined, did nothing spectacular but did nothing wrong, he was efficient and showed good composure.
Torreira – 8
Another outstanding game, his transition from defensive midfielder to creator to attacker when required was fluent and effective.
Ozil – 8
Played the entire game and he was damn good, this was far more like the Ozil of old. More, please.
Pepe – 8
Scored a nicely taken goal and was a constant threat, he is still adapting to the English game, that is clear, but all things considered one can get excited again about the record signing.
Aubameyang – 7
Worked his socks off but on occasions drifted out of the game on the left.
Lacazette – 7
Another frustrating night for the Frenchman. It does seem like something is off but he tried very hard and remained a threat throughout.
Did ok but was a clear downgrade on Pepe but he has time to improve.
Saka – 6
Another one that did ok when he came on. Did what was asked and got basics right.
Guendouzi – 5
Average score because of the time he came on.
Arteta – 9
Fantastic first win for the Spaniard, he is starting to bring the good times back.