[Player Ratings] Marseille 1-2 Arsenal: Ramsey Bosses It Again For Gunners

By on September 18, 2013

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Arsenal got off to the perfect start in this years Champions League with a 2-1 win over Marseille in France on Wednesday night. Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey got the goals while Jordan Ayew pulled one back in the final minute from the penalty spot after the Welshman was harshly adjudged to have fouled him in the area.

Here are player ratings:

Szczesny 7/10

Steady performance from Szczesny. Made some decent saves and was off his line a couple of times to sniff out the danger.

Sagna 6/10

Back to his more familiar right-back position but given a tough time in the first half as Marseille looked dangerous down his flank. Improved after the break but passing was also a little sloppy.

Mertesacker 7.5/10

Held the backline together well. Used his long legs to full effect to prevent the hosts going ahead but his sliced attempted clearance almost lead to a goal in the second half. Kept Gignac quiet.

Koscielny 7/10

Steady from Koscielny. Made a few important interceptions but a little wasteful in possession at times.

Gibbs 8/10

Another excellent performance from Gibbsy.Prevented a certain goal with a superb goal-line clearance and almost found the net at the other end but was denied by the keeper. Set up Walcott’s opener with a nice cross.

Flamini 6.5/10

His energy and mobility in midfield was useful but he wasn’t as influential as he was against Sunderland on Saturday.

Ramsey 8.5/10

Another superb all-round performance from the Welshman. Started a little slowly but gradually took control of the game and scored what turned out to be the winner. Was a little unfortunate to give away a late penalty. MOTM

Wilshere 7/10

Started on the left again and kept coming inside to get on the ball which left Arsenal exposed a little. Still linked up well with his team mates and some of his trade-mark turns were on show, but I’d like to see him back in the middle where he’s at his best.

Ozil 7.5/10

In and out the game but when he was on the ball his class shone through. His back heel to set up Gibbs was exquisite and he also sent Walcott clear with another through-ball. Almost opened his account but dragged his shot wide from a tough angle.

Walcott 7/10

Started the game well and was looking dangerous down the right. Opened the scoring with a stunning volley and hopefully the he’s opened the floodgates now.

Giroud 7/10

His goal-scoring run may have ended but he was still a real handful for the Marseille defence.

Subs:

Monreal  & Miyaichi – N/A – on too late.

An excellent win and next up is Napoli at home and if we can secure another three points at the Emirates we’ll be well on our way to qualifying for the knockout stages.

What were your player ratings from the match? Share your views below.

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9 Comments

  1. Adesoji Adekunle

    September 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Good one. I am happy for Aron Ramson’s return of form. Theo Wallcot still need to be confident of himself. Not really leaving up to top striker’s standard he set up last season. Lastly there shouldn’t be too much burden on Ozil.

  2. meaner

    September 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    ram gave away a needless penalty although he scored a goal. So MOTM Gibbs.

    • OMGArsenal

      September 19, 2013 at 12:23 am

      The penalty was very harsh and it seemed an totally acceptable tackle on re-inspection but it seems the officials are penalty happy…this is the fourth one in four matches!!!

  3. Zealous

    September 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

    am still not convienced dat Ramsey is at his best. Although Chelsea lost, can Ramsey he stand on his feet against de pensioners nd de ruby team of stock, I think he lack some strengh to be a holding midfielder as compared to Song, Gustavo, Anderson, Khedira nd more. Now we Walcott nd Carzola as our 1st elevn wingers but among Arteta, Ramsey, Jack, ozil, who shld be dropped to bench? ‘?.already Rosisky, Chamberlain, Flamini, Poldoski re on de bench

    • Th14

      September 19, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Hes not a defensive midfielder hes a box to box midfielder who has won the most tackles in the premier league and also scored a sh*t load of goals from the midfield.

    • Th14

      September 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

      In our main starting XI jack should be droped. But everyone will play we play 2 matches every 7 days.

  4. Job Jerry

    September 19, 2013 at 1:38 am

    What strength are u talking abt? Ramsey is givin us results and u r comparing him wt players who sits on d bench or who r not playin ucl, sad.

  5. Heart akuba

    September 19, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Kudos 2 gibbs,ramsy,ozil,walco.kept it up guys

  6. Burton Ongom.

    September 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    It was a fantastic from arsenal as a team.To be honest,i really enjoyed the game and MOTM to me was Gibbs.

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