[Player Ratings] Olympiacos 0-3 Arsenal: Giroud & Ozil Shine For Superb Gunners
Arsenal booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League thanks to a stunning 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in Greece. Here are my ratings:
Arsenal booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League thanks to a stunning 3-0 victory over Olympiacos in Greece tonight.
Olivier Giroud was the hero as the Frenchman scored a hat-trick to secure the win that sees us leapfrog Olympiacos in to second spot in the Group F table.
Here are my ratings from the game:
Cech 7/10 | A surprisingly quiet night for the Czech star but he made a few routine saves and one fine stop to keep it at 2-0.
Bellerin 7/10 | Always a threat down the right side but kept things tight at the back too.
Mertesacker 8/10 | A big performance from the giant German. After a rocky start, he led the team to a crucial clean sheet.
Koscielny 8.5/10 | Excellent display. Put his head on everything and dealt with the hosts when they broke.
Monreal 7/10 | Solid as ever. Won the penalty for the crucial second goal.
Ramsey 7/10 | Another high energy display and he got the assist for Giroud’s opening goal with a superb cross.
Flamini 7/10 | Went about his business efficiently in midfield. Also hit the bar early on.
Ozil 8/10 | Another master-class from Mesut. His pin-point ball released Ramsey to set-up the opening goal.
Walcott 6.5/10 | Still lacking match fitness but he was always a threat in behind. Missed a decent chance to get on the score-sheet in the second half.
Campbell 8/10 | Excellent overall performance. Worked tirelessly down the wing and set-up Giroud for his second with a stunning pass.
Giroud 9.5/10 | Outstanding. Scored two fine goals before sealing his first ever Arsenal hat-trick with a cool penalty. What a time to do it.
So we pulled off the miracle and are through to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 16th consecutive season. Let’s just hope we avoid Barcelona this year….
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