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Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town, Player Ratings

SENIOR ANALYST
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2.54K   //    30 Nov 2017, 03:59 IST

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All Mesut Ozil. A decent performance.

Arsenal wrapped up a perfect performance in preparation for their big encounter against Manchester United on the weekend with a 5-0 demolition of David Wagner's Huddersfield Town.

The newly-promoted side did cause a few nervous gasps from the Emirates faithful on a couple of occasions but Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez were on top form to seal all three points.

Here's how the players fared on a cold Wednesday night here in London:

Arsenal

Petr Cech - 6.5/10

Had nothing to do all game but did almost - and hilariously - punch the ball into his own net. This is one thing Arsenal fans will laugh back at. Nervously, albeit.

Nacho Monreal - 8/10

A 93% pass percentage, 5 tackles, 2 interceptions and another fine, fine display from the Spanish veteran.

Shkodran Mustafi - 8/10

Dominated the defence, was always first to the ball and made a century of passes of which 91 were successful. Mustafi recorded 7 interceptions, 4 tackles and 3 clearances. Perfect.

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Laurent Koscielny - 8/10

What would we do without our captain? At one crucial moment with Huddersfield town attacking, Koscielny made up ground and put in a goal-saving block to prevent them from equalising. Solid as always.

Sead Kolasinac - 7/10

Not the best of games for Sead Kolasinac bombarding down the right; misplaced a couple of passes in the final third at vital moments but made up for it with his incredible run to - accidentally - assist Olivier Giroud for Arsenal's fifth.

Aaron Ramsey - 8.5/10

A nearly perfect performance from the Welshman who recorded 2 assists, 3 key passes and created 3 big chances for his side to tuck away. Typically Ramsey.

Granit Xhaka - 7.5/10

1 key pass and 1 big chance created for the Swiss international. He does, however, need to learn how to take a few blows - something that often cripples Arsenal's attempts to stop counter-attacks.

Hector Bellerin - 7/10

Was inconspicuous all game thanks to the way the midfield dominated the ball but did create 2 chances for his forwards. Will be key against Manchester United.

Alexis Sanchez - 7.5/10

Scored thanks to a lovely finish but his inability to hold on to the ball is so frustrating. Was dispossessed 3 times and all in Arsenal's half. That's got to stop.

Mesut Ozil - 9.5/10

2 assists and 1 goal to his name tonight. Meh.

Alexander Lacazette - 8/10

Took his chance really well in the 3rd minute with a fine finish. It's a shame he'll be out against Manchester United on the weekend.

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Olivier Giroud - 8/10

Did score two goals but should've had a hat-trick. Still can't believe he missed a sitter after doing all the hard work. Classic Giroud, right?

Jack Wilshere - 6.5/10

Adds that energy in midfield with his runs and his passes and will be vying for a spot to take on Manchester United on the weekend.

Danny Welbeck - 6.5/10

Got more minutes after recovering from his injury but needs to time his runs and learn to finish off chance as he gets them - will need it now more than ever given Lacazette's injury.

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