Arsenal Player Ratings vs Watford: Here’s how the Gunners fared
Arsenal are maintaining good form under Unai Emery after picking up another 2-0 win against Watford. The Gunners found it slightly difficult to get going in the first half despite creating a number of chances in the final third.
But the Gunners finally broke the deadlock via an own goal from Craig Cathcart. German midfielder Mesut Ozil then capped off a dominant performance with another quick goal. All the action happened in the last 10 minutes as Arsenal continued their surge back to the top.
Arsenal Player Ratings
Petr Cech (6/10)
Was unfortunate to succumb to an injury. He was strong in goal though, making a few good saves and clearances before being taken off.
Hector Bellerin (6/10)
Not the best performance from the Spaniard. Roberto Pereyra handed him a tough afternoon and Bellerin didn’t offer much to the attack. His deliveries needed more work.
Shkodran Mustafi (5/10)
The German dealt with the crosses well but once again, he committed a number of silly fouls and didn’t look comfortable on the ball.
Rob Holding (7/10)
Another strong performance from Rob Holding. He was brilliant when it came to dealing with the crosses. The defender was also calm and composed on the ball.
Nacho Monreal (7/10)
Another typical performance from Nacho Monreal. No nonsense in the defence and did well going forward.
Lucas Torreira (6/10)
Looked scrappy in possession and committed sloppy fouls. But he did offer some neat and progressive passes.
Granit Xhaka (7/10)
Occasionally gave away the ball and slowed down the play on the counter. But he did impress with his range of passing and distribution.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (6/10)
The former Borussia Dortmund striker endured a quiet game and didn’t look decisive in the final third.
Mesut Ozil (7/10)
Engineered the win and scored a goal to cap off an impressive performance. It wasn’t the best game from the German but he seems to be taking more responsibility now.
Aaron Ramsey (5/10)
Poor performance from the Welshman who was substituted in the second half. He was anonymous for large portions of the game.
Alexandre Lacazette (8/10)
The Frenchman is proving to be a massive asset for the Gunners this season. He had two excellent moments before both the goals.
Bernd Leno (7/10)
Came on as a substitute and made some excellent saves to keep the Hornets at bay.
Alex Iwobi (7/10)
Looked lively after coming and played a crucial role in the first goal.
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Danny Welbeck (6/10)
Provided the Gunners with a certain spark in the final third. Both goals were scored after Welbeck came on.