Player Ratings: Fascinating Debut From Kallstrom + Poldi & Giroud Sink Hammers

Arsenal Came from behind to defeat West Ham as a double from Lukas Podolski and a superb effort from Olivier Giroud sealed a 3-1 win over West Ham.

Here are my ratings:

Szczesny: 6/10 – Had very little to do in the second half. Though was troubled alot in the first half but kept his composure. could have done well with a better response to keep West Hams’ only goal out but overall a good night for the goalkeeper.

Sagna: 6.5/10 – was caught on the back foot a few time in the first half but made up for it in the second half. As always, he went forward alot and caused alot of problems for West Ham.

Koscielny: 7/10 – Great to have him back and he looked like he’d never been away. worked well with his favourite pair. Composed display.

Mertesacker: 7/10 – Did well in defence tonight, probably because he had his favourite pair back in line-up. The two were top form.

Vermaelen: 7/10 – Had a great game at left back back tonight. Though he was caught wanting on the counter a few times but made up for it whenever he went forward as he caused alot of treat as well. He also got getting an assist.

Arteta: 7/10 – One of the best games he has had in recent times. Was an assured presence in front of the defence. Good one from the Spaniard.

Kallstrom: 7/10 – Had a shaky start to the game with a few unnecessary tackles, but later settled in well in the game. A desired debut. Bursted forward whenever he wanted. would have had a goal for himself. Would be good to see more play time for the lad.

Rosicky: 7/10 – Worked hard. Bursted forward as always and caused West Ham alot of problems with he runs.

Cazorla: 8/10 – Showed class all around tonight. Was unlucky not to score with his shot moving a few inches away from goal. Was really back to his best tonight. Arguably the man of the match.

Podolski: 8/10 – He was top form!. Got himself in position to fire home two goals, Simple as that. Superb first time finish for the equalizer and then buried the third. He doesn’t always do that much in games but he was a huge goal threat.

Giroud: 7/10 – Had a good game. Scored a sinsilating strike from a Vermaelen delivery. wasted a handful of opportunity and could have easily scored three goals. Good game overall.


Ramsey: 7/10 – Did exceptionally well even though he came on as a substitute. Immediately made his presence known with a Lovely cushioned header for Podolski’s second goal.

Jenkinson: N/A.


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