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No One Below 7: The Arsenal Players Rated From Their Stunning Win Over Ludogorets

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Arka Tarun Mukherjee
Arsenal fan and football expert, Arka Tarun Mukherjee actually used to play cricket at semi pro level. An ardent student of football tactics, ATM is very passionate about the tactical aspects of the game and has a dream of being a football manager in the future.

Arsenal ripped apart their Bulgarian opponents Ludogorets in their third match of the group stages of the 2016/17 Champions League season at the Emirates with a flurry of goals. The Gunners won the game with a convincing 6-0 scoreline as Mezut Ozil grabbed a rare hat trick on the night. In a game where everybody contributed, Arsenal took hold of proceedings in the second half after some nervy moments in the first and got the job done in emphatic fashion. Let’s look at how the players fared out of 10 in the game.

David Ospina (8/10)

Very dependable and solid displayed excellent concentration being always up to the task when needed. Arsenal really do have two world class goalkeepers in their squad.

Hector Bellerin (7.5/10)

Did his part well but couldn’t influence proceedings as he usually does. Worked hard and kept it tidy.

Shkodran Mustafi (7/10)

Developed a good understanding with Koscielny but was caught out a couple of times in the first half.

Laurent Koscielny (8/10)

Strong as ever, made one mistake when he misjudged a pass which allowed the opposition striker through on goal but quickly fixed the problem to execute some brilliant tackles and blocks throughout the game. His tackle in the 56th minute initiated the turnover which ended up being a goal scored by Ozil.

Kieran Gibbs (7/10)

Good game considering he hasn’ been playing that much. Allowed space to opposition attacker Misidjan in the first half but managed to get it right after the break.

Francis Coquelin (8.5/10)

An absolutely magnificent display from the defensive midfielder. Easy to be overlooked when the team has scored 6 past the opposition but Coquelin was the real brick wall in the deep midfield who used the ball brilliantly as well. 93% passing accuracy, 6 interceptions, 1 blocks and 8 tackles won made it a performance oozing class.

Santi Cazorla (7.5/10)

Another solid display from the Spaniard who kept things flowing in midfield with his passing. Provided a lovely assist for Ozil to score his first goal and then was given a rest by his manager amidst some concerns of little injury.

Theo Walcott (8/10)

The most in-form player in the team gave another in form performance. Scored a brilliant goal and executed some very intelligent runs into the box as well. Could’ve had an assist if his delivery was better, though.

Mesut Ozil (9.5/10)

Scored his first ever hat-trick and also provided an assist as well. Looked unplayable in the second half and surprisingly opted to shoot rather than passing to very good effect.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (7.5/10)

Good game for the Ox- scored a goal and had one assist also. His pace is his strength and he would be a real weapon on the pitch if he can get his decision making and final deliveries right.

Alexis Sanchez (8.5/10)

It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, Alexis works hard as always against everybody. Typical performance from the Chilean, very tenacious, very effective and just like his lobbed finish to open the scoring for the night, had class written all over it.


Mohamed Elneny (7/10)

Came on for Cazorla in the 57th minute and provided the energy in the midfield. Steady as ever.

Lucas Perez (7.5/10)

A display which will give his manager some headache. Showed some very intelligent movement and provided two very fine assists. Needs to play more often.

Alex Iwobi (6.5/10)

Came on for the last 17 minutes but looked like a bit short of the level displayed by his teammates. Didn’t need to do a lot, to be honest.

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