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Ratings: Ramsey on form as Arsenal go top with 2-0 win at Villa
Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park to move top of the Premier League table this afternoon.
These are my ratings from the game:
Cech 6.5/10 - Didn’t have a lot to do in terms of shot-stopping. Got away with one hairy moment involving Per but got his clean sheet to equal the Premier League record.
Bellerin 7/10 – Always an option down the right wing and was solid enough at the back.
Mertesacker 7/10 – Marshalled the back four to another clean sheet. Comfortable afternoons work.
Koscielny 7/10 – Brought the ball out of defence on several occasions and was on hand to make some important clearances.
Monreal 6.5/10 – Villa got behind Nacho on a couple of occasions but otherwise he was solid.
Flamini 6.5/10 – Went about his business in the middle of the park but is such a limited player.
Ramsey 8/10 – Back among the goals with a clinical close range finish after starting and finishing the move. Involved in everything. Great performance.
Ozil 7.5/10 - Yet another assist. Most players who have shot when clean through but Ozil unselfishly squared it to Ramsey. Showed some ovely touches too.
Campbell 6/10 – Worked hard again but so reluctant to use his right foot, which hindered his impact.
Walcott 7.5/10 – His pace caused Hutton all sorts of problems. Won the early penalty and played a key role in the build-up for the second.
Giroud 7.5/10 – Made no mistake from the penalty spot to make it 1-0 and worked the line up front well. In great form right now.
Gibbs 6/10 – On for Campbell and got into some decent situations but couldn’t find a finish.
The Ox 6.5/10 – Some good runs down the right but no end product or chose the wrong option.