Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool: Player ratings, as Cazorla shines
The Gunners ease to victory against a lacklustre Liverpool side…
01 Szczesny – 8 Brilliant performance from the Pole. Crucial saves galore.
03 Sagna – 7 The Frenchman was composed in possession, as per usual.
28 Gibbs (Vermaelen – 78′ ) – 6 & n/a Dealt with Sturridge and Suarez well, but didn’t offer much going forward.
04 Mertesacker – 7 Outstanding. The German has been one of the best centre-halfs in the country this year.
06 Koscielny – 6 Less impressive than his partner, but made some crucial interceptions.
08 Arteta – 7 The Spaniard replaced Flamini, and completely outplayed Gerrard and Lucas in the middle.
07 Rosicky (Monreal – 72′ ) 9 & n/a Rosick has arguably been the unsung hero of Arsenal’s excellent start to the season. Fantastic with the ball at his fee, and the best player on the park.
16 Ramsey – 8 Bagged a ridiculously good goal. Having a sublime season.
11 Özil – 6 Weirdly quiet. Though if the Gunners carry on winning, Arsene Wenger won’t care.
19 Cazorla (Jenkinson – 84′ Booked ) – 9 & n/a Cazorla showed everyone why he was comfortably one of the best players in the country last season. Barely ever gave the ball away, and bagged a nice opener.
12 Giroud – 7 The French striker held the ball up very well, and helped Arsenal retain possession of the football.