[Player Ratings] Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: Ozil Inspires Gunners To Vital Win

By on April 28, 2014


Arsenal breezed past a poor Newcastle side 3-0 at the Emirates on Monday night to move four points clear in fourth place. Here are player ratings from Gooner Mac.

Mesut Ozil was the inspiration for the Gunners with a goal and an assist while Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud also got on the score-sheet in what was a routine nights work for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Szczesny 6/10

The Pole was a virtual by-stander for much of the game but did what was asked of him when required.

Sagna 7/10

Had little to do defensively but was always keen to bomb forward down the right and put in a few dangerous crosses.

Mertesacker 7/10

Was a clam and composed head at the back when required.

Koscielny 7.5/10

Did well to get in front of Sissokho to poke home the opening goal and showed his excellent recovery pace to get back and prevent Remy getting a shot off in the second half.

Monreal 7/10

A solid display from the Spaniard and looked far more composed than he has in recent games.

Arteta 7/10

Kept things simple in front of the defence. He looks so much more comfortable with Ramsey alongside him.

Ramsey 7.5/10

Another encouraging display from the Welshman. He was all over the pitch, chasing down balls and spraying passes. Great to have him back.

Podolski 6/10

Relatively quiet game game from the German. He did force a fine save from Krul with a close range header though.

Cazorla 7.5/10

Great nights work from the Spaniard and he really enjoyed linked up with the likes of Ozil again. His shooting was a little wayward at times though.

Ozil 8.5/10

Superb performance from Ozil. He played some stunning passes and pulled off a ridiculous piece of skill to bamboozle Gouffran. Tucked away his goal well and grabbed an assist with a lovely cross for Giroud.

Giroud 7/10

Pretty average all-round from Giroud but he made a great front post run and followed it up with a powerful header for his goal.


Rosicky – 6/10 – Not much time to make an impact but ran around a lot.

Flamini – 6/10 – On for the last 15 minutes to give Ozil a rest.

Sanogo – N/A

You can watch the goals from the game here

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