Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town, Player Ratings
Mesut Ozil FC did well against Huddersfield Town tonight and here's how his teammates fared.
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:
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.
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.
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.