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Cardiff 2 - Arsenal 3(Gunners Player Ratings)

Player Ratings For The Gunners

What a cracker of a match, Arsenal leaving it until 80 minutes for Lacazette to fire home and give Arsenal the points, a hard fought but deserved 3-2 victory over Cardiff. 

It has been 10 years since Ramsey left this area and it was a shame to see him booed by the Cardiff fans. However, all fans, on both sides, will have been pleased to see such an entertaining match, hard fought by both sides.

For Arsenal, starting the match with both Aubameyang and Lacazette, this was a trial that must continue. The pairing of the two is lethal and potent. Arsenal fans have been screaming for it for a long time and deservedly so.

However, with regard to the Arsenal player ratings, here's my thoughts:

  • Cech: 6 - still struggling with the playing out from the back philosophy, maybe time to give Leno a start.

    • Bellerin: 6.5 - Shows great pace but his crossing was lacking a little bit. Emery should start Lichsteiner to give Bellerin more fight.

      • Mustafi: 7 - Has improved markedly since the departure of Wenger, scored a great header to put the Gunners ahead.

        • Sokratis: 6 - Had some good moments but not setting the world alight at this point.

          • Monreal: 6 - As always, puts in alot of effort, but, no real highlights.

            • Xhaka: 6.5 - An improved performance. Seems to be setting a little more under the new style

              • Guendouzi: 6.5 - The teenager always puts in a good shift. Didn't do anything to change the course of the game, however, maybe we are expecting too much after his early showings.

                • Ozil: 7.5 - The German has shown more effort today. Whilst he didn't assist any goals, his increased workrate is very welcom.

                  • Ramsey: 7 - The Welshman tried hard but didn't change the course of the game.

                    • Aubameyang: 8 - The pairing of him and Lacazette probably won the game for Arsenal. Good to see him break his goal drought with a well taken shot.

                      • Lacazette: 9 - Man of the match! Worked hard. Paired well with Auba, was a constant threat.





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