Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: player ratings

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: player ratings

giroud_kos_newcastle
7.64

Szczesny

7.55

Sagna

7.74

Mertesacker

8.57

Koscielny

7.43

Monreal

7.51

Arteta

7.78

Ramsey

9.02

Özil

7.95

Cazorla

7.16

Podolski

7.32

Giroud

7.5

Szczesny

7.5

Sagna

7.5

Mertesacker

8

Koscielny

7.5

Monreal

7.5

Arteta

7.5

Ramsey

8.5

Özil

7.5

Cazorla

7

Podolski

7.5

Giroud

A comfortable 3-0 win over Alan Pardew’s Newcastle team, who simply did not want to be there tonight, put us four points clear of Everton.

Here’s how the players rated – and remember, you can add your own ratings and comments.

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1: Wojciech Szczesny

7.5
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Had little to do but again was solid and decisive when called into action.

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3: Bacary Sagna

7.5
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Put in some great crosses from the right hand side, but got a needless booking late on but he's allowed them from time to time.

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4: Per Mertesacker

7.5
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7.5
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3

He is so awesome that even if my surname was Nicious, I would name my son 'Per'.

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6: Laurent Koscielny

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5

Likes a goal against Newcastle, dealt with everything they had going forward, including one cool as anything swerve on halfway.

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18: Nacho Monreal

7.5
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14

Like Sagna got forward well, unlucky not to score near the end too. Solid run-out.

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8: Mikel Arteta

7.5
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7

Lovely ball over the top to bring about the second goal, always available to whoever had the ball.

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16: Aaron Ramsey

7.5
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8
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13

Not his finest game, but showed what a difference he can make at times. His desire to go forward all the time is just what we need against a team that wants to sit off.

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11: Mesut Özil

8.5
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28

A goal, an assist and some dazzling footwork. There's so much more to come from him too.

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19: Santi Cazorla

7.5
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15

Busy and effective again, could probably have scored and got an assist for the first.

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9: Lukas Podolski

7
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8

Quiet tonight, as is his wont from time to time, but got a good 90 under his belt.

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12: Olivier Giroud

7.5
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Should have squared it for Ozil to tap home but got a bit lucky to see it rebound to the right place. Thumping header from the German's cross for his 21st goal of the season.

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20: Mathieu Flamini

7
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16

He Flammed about the place for a bit.

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7: Tomas Rosicky

7
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6

Livewire cameo, almost set up Sanogo for his first goal but for an offside flag. Should have been awarded a penalty too.

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22: Yaya Sanogo

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7.5
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18

Really only got 5 minutes, not long enough to rate.

Bonus rating: 10/10 - moving Pardew closer to the sack, the big spannerheaded gimpfister.