Another game, another win, and this time in the ‘group of death’. How did the players rate?
See below …
Wojciech Szczesny: 7/10 – Had little to do but claimed crosses and corners well. Spent most of his time looking disdainfully at Napoli shots flying over the bar.
Bacary Sagna: 8/10 – Bacary Sagna.
Per Mertesacker: 8/10 – Unflappable. Mertmungous. Per-fect.
Laurent Koscielny: 8/10 – Untroubled by anything. Expect maybe Hamsik’s haircut.
Kieran Gibbs: 8/10 – Consistent again, he’s really putting it in this season.
Mathieu Flamini: 8/10 – Chaaaaaaaaarrrggge!
Aaron Ramsey: 8/10 – Great assist for Ozil and is linking brilliantly with the German already. Imagine when they get to know each other properly. However, no goals in 1 game for him. Worrying.
Mikel Arteta: 8/10 – Got a good 90 minutes under his belt, took a nasty whack to the head in the process which was so bad it dented his Lego hair. He didn’t care though.
Tomas Rosicky: 7/10 – Looked a bit off the pace after 5 or 6 games out with injury but was his usual industrious, running all over the place self. Might have scored early in the second half.
Mesut Ozil: 9/10 – Got his first Arsenal goal and what a goal it was too. The finish was just sublime, swerving just beyond the reach of that baldy Mugsmasher. Then set up Giroud for our second. Quality.
Olivier Giroud: 8/10 – Fine goal and fantastic play all over the park tonight. Strong, committed, held it up well and is really important to the way we’re playing right now.
Jack Wilshere: 7/10 – Came on for Rosicky, had some lovely moments, skipping past tackles and trying to make things happen in a second half in which not much did.
Nacho Monreal: n/a – Not really on long enough
Feel free to debate and discuss in the comments, but please read the comment policy first and don’t get angry with each other, or me, about imaginary points.