Arsenal Player Ratings Against West Ham United – Giroud Impresses Once Again

Olivier Giroud returns to full training
Olivier Giroud returns to full training

The Gunners won the game against their London rivals West Ham United in comfortable fashion in a crucial gameweek which saw Manchester City drop 3 points by losing to Burnley at Turf Moor. The 3-0 win marked their 8th Premier League win in 9 games and are in great form to compete for the second spot. Here are the player ratings.

David Ospina : 6.5/10

He had a decent game, nothing spectacular as his team was dominant and West Ham’s attack was pretty average while shooting.

Calum Chambers : 6.5/10

Was consistently caught out of position by Matt Jarvis in the first half. Chambers was pretty adventurous and was very good going forward.

Per Mertesacker : 6.5/10

He had no real challenges and had a decent game without any mistakes at the back. He was good while defending set pieces as well.

Laurent Koscielny : 7/10

He had a good game and was dominant against Sakho, reading him pretty well and consistently proving his worth at the back.

Nacho Monreal : 7/10

Another solid display by the Spaniard and by now, Wenger must be knowing what to expect from him. He has been in good form and a competition to Gibbs now.

Francis Coquelin : 7/10

He was tireless as ever and provided balance to the team by doing the dirty work diligently. His passing was slightly off radar on occasions.

Aaron Ramsey : 7/10

Good, solid display by the Arsenal star. He scored Arsenal’s second to settle the scores in Arsenal’s favour. He was smooth in passing as well.

Mesut Ozil : 6.5/10

He had a good first half as he had plenty of touches and could involve himself well in the game. His influence died down as the game progressed.

Alexis Sanchez : 6/10

An average game according to his early season standards. He would want to be more influential and dynamic like he was earlier.

Theo Walcott : 6/10

He started the game as Wenger decided to give him a run. He made some great runs into space, and got some clear chances which he failed to capitalise on.

Olivier Giroud : 9/10

Man of the match for the Gunners as he stepped up with a well taken goal and an assist. He has been in great form in the past few games and he proved his mettle today.

Subs :

Santi Cazorla : 7/10

He was brought on late, to see the game out. He played well and would hope to be charged up against Monaco, for whom he was rested.

Danny Welbeck : 6/10

A decent run in when he entered the scene. Would probably be a starter in the Champions League.

Mathieu Flamini : 7/10

He came on and played well. He would have enjoyed scoring the goal.