Player Rating: Surprise MOTM & FOTM

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Arsenal secured a convincing 4-0 win over Watford in a game that proved to be a fitting revenge for the 2-1 defeat they suffered in a few weeks ago in the FA Cup.

Wenger said before the game that they might win the league if they win their next eight games, on account of today’s display, it now looks a possible prospect.

David Ospina: 7.0

Despite the return of the first choice Petr Cech to the squad, the Colombian stopper proved that he can hold his own any day with some excellent saves, and good awareness.

Hector Bellerin: 7.5

Was hardly troubled in defence, but did well to get to the other end and put the game to bed by scoring the third goal.

Gabriel Paulista: 6.5

Solid in defence, did well to frustrate Ighalo and Deeney, matching their physical play very well

Laurent Koscielny: 6.5

Partnered well with Gabriel to form a defensive line that was more solid than they have been recent. Fully deserved their clean sheet.

Nacho Monreal: 6.5

Had practically nothing to do, remained a reliable presence at the back.

Francis Coquelin: 7.0

Provided a solid cover in front of the back four, and with Elneny as his partner, his creative side came to fore. Setting up Alexis Sanchez with a wonderful through ball to assist Iwobi for the second goal.

Mohammed Elneny: 6.5

Did well in midfield, making himself available for passes, and dishing the ball out steadily.

Alexis Sanchez: 7.5

The Chilean came back to life after a below par couple of weeks, scored the opening goal and had a hand in the second and third goals.

Mesut Ozil: 7.5

Showed his class and understanding of the game with some simple passes when needed and excep[tional ones when needed, typified by the pass he gave to Campbell to assist Walcott’s goal.

Alex Iwobi: 8.0 (MOTM)

On a day every Arsenal player turned up to the party, the young Nigerian international was once again the Man of the match. Displayed confidence that was surprising for a nineteen-year-old just making his second league start. Finished the game with a goal, an assist and an effort that struck the bar.

Danny Welbeck: 7.0

Good game from the forward was denied a goal time and time again by the in-form Cathcart, but was excellent at linking up with teammates and providing a mobile focal point up front.


Olivier Giroud: 6.0

 The Frenchman was more of a spectator after coming on, and didn’t add much to the game.

Theo Walcott: 6.5

Came on for the impressive Iwobi, and added the fourth goal with a fantastic run and finish.

Joel Campbell: 6.5

Came on late but still had enough time to present the easiest goal for Theo Walcott.


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