[Player Ratings] Arsenal 2-1 Everton: Ozil & Gabriel Excellent For Gunners

By on October 24, 2015

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Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 at the Emirates on Saturday evening to move top of the Premier League table thanks to first half goals from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.

Here are my ratings from the game:

Cech  8/10  |  Another excellent display from the Czech international. His late save to deny Deulofeu earned us the full three points.

Bellerin   7/10  | Got forward on numerous occasions and dealt well against the threat of Deulofeu.

Gabriel  8/10  |  Back in the side and was a rock at the back. Made a superb last ditch tackle to stop Lukaku bearing down at goal.

Koscielny   7.5/10  | Got what turned out to be the winning goal as he headed home from close range. Strong display at the back too.

Monreal  7/10  | Kept Lennon quiet and got forward to support the attack. Reliable as ever.

Coquelin  7/10  | Another mature performance from Coquelin. Broke up play and distributed well.

Cazorla  7/10  | Superb delivery set-up the Koscielny goal. Pulled the strings from midfield once again.

Oxlade-Chamberlain  6/10  | Partially at fault for the goal as he lost possession high up the pitch allowing Everton to break away to score. However, he was a threat at times and put in a couple of dangerous crosses.

Ozil  9/10  | Outstanding. Lovely ball teed-up Giroud for the opener and he ran the show for much of the game. Hit the post late on too.

Sanchez  6.5/10  | Not up to his best and he did look a little jaded. Should get a well deserved rest in midweek.

Giroud  8/10  | A real handful up top. Worked hard, showed some great hold-up play and got his rewards with a well-deserved goal.

Subs:

Flamini 6/10 | Squandered a golden chance to get a third as he headed straight at Howard.

Gibbs N/A

So another vital three points in the bag and we sit top of the league ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday. I’ll be rooting for a draw…..

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7 Comments

  1. meaner

    October 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    We could have won comfortably, thanks to Mr OX Concedelin, who doesnt seems to learn. He had option and bella was overlapping yet he attempted to dribble and shoot, resulted loss of possession and led to everton’s goal.

    To avoid goal concede in future, i think OX concedelin better stay away from the pitch.

  2. Ac

    October 25, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Bellerin had Lennon on his side…not Delefou.

  3. Ac

    October 25, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Ox fault for goals v Monaco,dynamo,WH and Everton.

  4. Awtachew Ethiopia

    October 25, 2015 at 5:46 am

    the has quality but he has a great decision problem on the final third .he is really costing us. I miss Ramsey the hard worker

  5. Awtachew Ethiopia

    October 25, 2015 at 5:49 am

    the Ox has quality but he has a great decision problem on the final third .he is really costing us. I miss Ramsey the hard worker

  6. americangunnerfan

    October 25, 2015 at 6:22 am

    It is time for Oxlaide-Chamberlain to put some serious work into developing his game: having blazing speed and the strength to bull his way forward in a straight line will only go so far against an organized defense at the top-level of the sport. Right now, the Ox is a sub-par passer in the Arsenal system with, at best, an inconsistent shot and he desperately needs to develop some additional offensive moves with and without the ball, as Theo Walcott did at a similar point in his career. Until Oxlaide-Chamberlain learns that he can’t consistently bull his way through two or three defenders at this level and can routinely pick out an open teammate and hit him with an accurate pass, he will be a liability in the starting lineup for a club like Arsenal that relies on quick, accurate passing to carve open opposing defenses. The Ox’s size and strength will always make him a threat going forward, but he will never realize his full potential or be more than a “change of pace” player until he focuses on improving his overall game and takes it to the next level. He has the capacity to do it, but he has to do it and that starts on the training ground.

  7. meaner

    October 25, 2015 at 6:49 am

    watch Leicester second goal too. Mr OX concedeLin was not tracking back and ball watching.

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