Another match, another perfect result for the Gunners as Arsene Wenger’s men continued to put pressure on Manchester City at the top. Arsenal were given a proper match by Watford for the first 45 minutes when the home team had 2 chances to take the lead, however, they did not and Arsenal made them pay in second half with goals from Sanchez, Ramsey and Giroud.
As the game ended in joy for the Gunners, we take a look at the Watford vs Arsenal player ratings with Olivier Giroud making strong claims to win his place in the starting XI with another classy goal tonight.
Arsenal Player Ratings vs Watford
Petr Cech – 6 – Another clean sheet, surpassed David James in all-time EPL clean sheet record.
Per Mertesacker – 6 – Ighalo ran riot in the first half, grew as the game moved along.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.5 – Solid and dependable on the night.
Hector Bellerin – 6.5 – On form, easily the best right-back in EPL right now.
Nacho Monreal – 6 – Rather content tonight but never lost his man.
Santi Cazorla – 6.5 – Pulling the strings from midfield, class act yet again.
Francis Coquelin – 6 – Like the entire team, was better in second half.
Aaron Ramsey – 6.5 – Great wait and finish for the goal.
Mesut Ozil – 7 – Yet another assist from the German maestro, 6 now this season.
Alexis Sanchez – 6.5 – Scored the goal, looked lively – typical Alexis Sanchez.
Theo Walcott – 5.5 – Looked overworked tonight, International break perhaps.
Olivier Giroud (64′) – 6.5 – What a sumptuous finish that was, BRILLIANT !!
Alex Ox (80′) – NA
Mikel Arteta (81′) – NA
Watford Player Ratings vs Arsenal
Gomes (5), Nyom (5.5), Prödl (5.5), Cathcart (5.5), Ake (5); Capoue (6), Watson (6); Abdi (5.5), Deeney (5), Anya (5.5.), Ighalo (6).
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