Brilliant Sanchez – Arsenal Players Ratings From Their 4-0 Win Over Watford

Arsenal will surely have a huge sigh of relief as the team managed to win against Watford. Arsene Wenger made no changes to his side which faced Everton last time in the league and it was a comfortable game for the Londoners as they defeated Watford with 4 goals to nil. Arsenal were enjoying their majority of time in Watford’s half and showed their desire to remain in the league. Alexis Sanchez and Iwobi combined very well in the game. From the beginning, Arsenal had the game in their hand and were controlling it in their own way. They had 14 shots on target in the game and they performed to their full potential.

Defenders didn’t had much work to do in the first half as well as in the second half but was tested by Deeney couple of times and had the answers for that. Arsene Wenger enjoyed his first home win since Valentine ’s Day and has answered his critics in style. Watford tried to somehow get a goal but was left bittersweet by Arsenal’s defence. It was the performance Arsenal’s supporters were looking for so long in which their team made no mistake in every department. A happy day for the manager and the fans as the team has closed the gap between them and the leaders.

David Ospina- 6/10

Not a busy day for the Columbian as he had expected. Faced just 4 shots from Watford’s attackers and made an amazing save denying Troy Deeney.

Hector Bellerin- 7.5/10

Scored the third goal for the team. That was quite a lucky one as his shot was deflected through Ben Watson which eventually ended in the back of the net. Did a great job in defence as well, denied Capoue couple of time in the first half and gave a tough fight to Watford’s attack

Gabriel- 6/10

Confronted Deeney toughly but then again, he didn’t have much to do in the game.

Koscielny- 6.5/10

The skipper made some brilliant interceptions in the game and stopped many attacking runs. Deeney made him work in the latter time of the second half but the French coped man with it.

Monreal- 6/10

Had a mediocre game, not so good, not so bad. Delivered decent crosses into the box and defended quite well in the game.

Coquelin- 7/10

Had surely enjoyed his 90 minutes where he made some ethical interceptions and played his role as a defensive midfielder. Gave Ben Watson a vigorous fight to compete for the ball.

Elneny- 7.5/10

Played his one of the best games in his Arsenal’s shirt. Combined well with the team and delivered a great performance overall. Came back defending whenever necessary, this guy was all over the pitch in the game.

Ozil- 7/10

Inevitably, the unsung hero in the game. Didn’t have much to talk about in the first half of the game but was involved in Arsenal’s 4th goal scored by Walcott. Found a delicious pass to make a free run for Campbell in the flank which eventually resulted in a goal.

Alexis Sanchez (MOTM)- 8.5/10

Gave a man of the match performance in the game. Opened the score line for the Gunners in the 4th minute of the game, this player was involved in almost every attack in the game. A goal and an assist, not bad huh. Performed excellently throughout his presence on the field until he was substituted by Campbell.

Iwobi- 8/10

The young boy made his mark in the game against Everton by sealing the Victory for the Gunner at the Goodison park. Scored the second goal this time too. A great play from Elneny and Ozil eventually found Alexis in the flank who comfortably delivered a low ball to Iwobi in the box and the young player did no mistake to give the Gunners a comfortable lead.

Welbeck- 6.5/10

A pure number 9 for Arsenal, had a nice game but was unable to find the net. Had some decent shots on target in the game and did a quite good job.

Walcott- 6/10

Didn’t had much time on the pitch as he came on as a substitute in place of Iwobi but scored a simple tap-in to give a 4-0 lead for the Gunners.

Campbell- 6.5/10

The last substitution for the Gunners and Wenger decided to bring this youngster in place of the Chilean Alexis Sanchez. Ozil found him in the gap and he somehow managed to release the ball to Walcott and had an assist to his name.

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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