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My Arsenal player ratings from today’s 3-1 over Bournemouth

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Here are my Arsenal player ratings from today’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates:

Petr Cech – Made an instinctive reflex save in the second-half to keep the Gunners 2-1 lead. Conceded through a penalty, but it was a fairly comfortable game for the goalkeeper. 6/10

Mathieu Debuchy – A surprise and rare start for the forgotten Frenchman. Unfortunately picked up an injury after 15 minutes and was replaced by Gabriel. Who knows when we will see him again. 5/10

Shkodran Mustafi – Had a decent game. Was positioned well and won most of his aerial battles and when defending corners. 5/10

Laurent Koscielny – The French centre-back was competent with possession of the ball and got some good tackles in. 5/10

Nacho Monreal – Concedes the penalty which Bournemouth drew level with but made up for his mistake by assisting Arsenal’s second. 5/10

Granit Xhaka – Was anonymous in the first-half (didn’t hear his name), but got more into the game in the second. Nothing special from the Switzerland midfielder. 4.5/10

Mohamed Elneny – Got into some good shooting positions early on but faded as the game wore on. 4.5/10

Theo Walcott – Apart from getting Arsenal’s second of the game by heading into and open net from six-yards, he was pretty poor. 5/10  

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Was Energetic throughout. The Ox never stopped running and delivered some decent balls into the box from the flank, and also tracked back when needed to. 6/10

Mesut Ozil – Was on the ball a lot and tried to make things happen, but just couldn’t pull it off. Played a nice ball to Giroud who in turn put it on a plate for Sanchez. 5/10

Alexis Sanchez – Led the line brilliantly once again and caused problems with his pace and power. Bagged a brace taking his total to eight in 13 Premier League appearances. Man of the Match. 8/10


Gabriel – Came on for the injured Debuchy early on and struggled at right-back. However, his confidence grew as the game progressed and did a decent job in an unfamiliar role to him. 5/10

Aaron Ramsey – Replaced Chamberlain with 15 to go and got right into the thick of things. Got involved and worked hard to try and get Arsenal the third. 5/10

Olivier Giroud – With 15 minutes to play, having come on for Theo, Giroud had a few chances to get on the scoresheet. He didn’t manage to score, but got an assist. 6/10

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