[Player Ratings] Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth: Ozil Inspires Table-Topping Gunners

By on December 28, 2015

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Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates this evening.

Mesut Ozil set-up Gabriel for the opener before the German added a second after the break to secure the three points that sees us move to the top of the table.

Here are my player ratings from the game:

Cech  7/10 | Had very little to do for the majority of the game but made a few solid saves when called upon to seal a record breaking clean sheet.

Bellerin  7/10Solid at the back and always a threat going forward but his final ball was disappointing.

Gabriel   8/10A rock at the back and a huge threat in the opposition penalty box. Got his first goal for the club with a fine header and hit the post soon after with another header.

Mertesacker  7/10 | Recovered from his poor display at Southampton with a solid outing this evening.

Gibbs  6/10 |  Didn’t really do anything wrong but also didn’t do enough to show he deserves to oust Monreal from the left-back spot.

Chambers   7/10Made a couple of silly errors and his passing was a little below par at times but still an encouraging display in an unfamiliar role.

Ramsey  7/10Curbed his enthusiasm to get forward in order to help Chambers out. Still put in an energetic display.

Oxlade-Chamberlain   7/10 | Full of energy and got himself in to some promising positions but final ball was poor.

Ozil  9/10  | Sensational performance. Got one assist but could have had a hat-full as he created an incredible 9 chances. Also chipped in with a well taken goal.

Walcott   7/10 |  His pace and movement caused plenty of problems but his finishing was a bit wayward.

Giroud   7/10 |  Stunning flick to set-up Ozil but otherwise he was frustrating as he missed a couple of chances.

Subs:

Monreal N/A

Campbell N/A

Iwobi N/A

So thankfully we bounced back with a routine win to go top of the table ahead of the big game between Leicester and Manchester City tomorrow night. Let’s hope for a draw and strengthen our position at the top with a win over Newcastle.

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