Date: 22nd December 2018 at 3:02pm
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Arsenal got back to winning ways after a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates this afternoon.

The win keeps Arsenal in fifth place still but only because have a better goal difference and 11 points ahead of sixth place Manchester United.

So, here are my player ratings from today’s game:

– Made a superb save in the first five minutes but could do nothing about the one the Gunners conceded today. 6.5/10

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – A much better showing from the makeshift full-back. Got forward well and had a couple of attempts at goal as well. Needs to improve defensively though. 6/10

– Solid performance from the Greek centre-back and his match-up with Ashley Barnes was entertaining to watch. Booked. 7/10

Nacho Monreal – Only lasted 36 minutes due to picking up a knock but did well alongside Sokratis. 5/10

– His pace and power caused a lot of problems for Burnley’s back-line. Always an option when attacking, whipped in some dangerous balls from the left flank and was instrumental in two of Arsenal’s goals. Man of the Match for me. 8/10

Granit Xhaka – Played in midfield where he is comfortable and sprayed some decent balls around from a deep position. Dropped back into a back three late on and wasn’t as convincing. 6/10

Mohamed Elneny – Like Xhaka, the Egyptian dropped back deep but also pushed forward a lot more than his midfield partner. Few times caught out of possession but broke up Burnley attacks a few times. 6/10

Matteo Guendouzi – The young Frenchman fought hard in midfield and kept things neat and tidy. Booked. 5.5/10

Mesut Ozil – His vision for the first goal was exquisite and always looked to make things happen going forward. Needs to do more off the ball at times, but a good showing from the selected Arsenal captain today. 6/10

– Assisted Aubameyang’s second and did make some decent runs forward but was unable to get any real chances on goal himself. 5.5/10

– Scored two and his pace posed a real threat to Burnley today. 7.5/10

SUBS:

Stephan Lichtsteiner – On for Monreal early on and switched from left-back to centre-back as the game wore on. Did well. 5/10

Torreira – Replaced Elneny with an hour to go and was put on by Unai Emery to break up play and get stuck in which he did. 5/10

– Came on in the 77th for Lacazette and secured the Arsenal win with third goal. 5.5/10