Player Ratings vs Aston Villa
Arsenal cruised to a 5-0 win over Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium to move back up to fifth in the Premier League.
13: David Ospina 8/10
Not tested until the end where he made 2 great saves to keep his 4th clean sheet. It seems that he has to make a few mistakes before allowing Szczesny back in as No.1
Every time he gets a chance, he grabs it with both hands and feet. he seems to be getting better every time we see him. Has pace to burn. Defensively assured today and bagged his 1st arsenal goal with a composed finish.
Good game from Merts. Confident on the ball. He nearly set up Akpom from the left wing with some nice play.
Koscielny was Koscielny. Never looked troubled throughout the 90 minutes. Solid.
18: Nacho Monreal 8/10
Another solid performance from Nacho. Good defensively who also provided a decent attacking outlet on the left.
14: Theo Walcott 7/10
A strange game from Theo. Struggled to get into the game. Had a few chances that he should of done better with. Scored a great goal off a great run. Getting back to full fitness slowly.
Everyone suddenly can’t get enough of Coq. 5 tackles made. 5 tackles won. 92% pass accuracy. Does what he needs to do. Will sign a new long-term contract soon.
16: Aaron Ramsey 7/10
A bit like Theo, struggled to get into the game at times. Worked hard all game as usual and was unlucky not to score with a shot stinging Guzan’s palms.
That’s 2 goals in 2 games from Ze German who has come back from his injury looking refreshed and rejuvenated. Scored a nice goal and set up Giroud, which will surely get assist of the season.
19: Santi Cazorla 8.5/10
Is Santi in the form of his career? Another brilliant display from the magician. His ambidextrousness makes him so comfortable on the ball. Got lucky with the penalty, but it went in and that’s the main thing.
Seems to be hitting a purple patch at the moment. Long may it last. Only thing letting him down at times is his decision making. He received the ball 6 yards from goal and instead of shooting, he looked for the 1-2. Got himself a goal and as assist.