RATINGS: Ozil + Welbeck Impress As Arsenal Beat Villa 3-0

By on September 20, 2014

Arsenal beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday afternoon with Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck getting on the score-sheet. Here are my player ratings:

Szczesny 7/10 – Not his busiest days work but pulled off a vital save at 0-0 which turned the game in our favour.

Chambers 7/10 – Solid display from the youngster filling in at right-back. Although he could have been sent off for a silly challenge when already on a booking.

Mertesacker 7/10 – Steady at the back and was rarely troubled once we’d taken the lead.

Koscielny 7/10 – Used his pace to kept Agbonlahor on a leash for the most part.

Gibbs 7.5/10 – His cross was turned in by Cissokho for 3-0 and it capped a fine display by Kieran. Endless running down the left flank.

Arteta 6/10 – Caught in possession a few times early on but improved as we took control. Still not the answer to our defensive midfield problem though.

Ramsey 5/10 – It was like watching the Ramsey of two years ago all over again. I lost count how often he gave away possession. Still doesn’t look 100% fit and is clearly low on confidence.  Hopefully he’ll be back to his best soon.

Cazorla 6.5/10 – Good to have him back in the side and he kept the ball moving without having any real impact in the final third.

Ozil 8.5/10 – Great to see him shut his critics up. Superb all-round display from Mesut, and it was no surprise given he started in the No.10 role. Lovely calm finish for 1-0 then a superb assist for Welbeck. Perfect timing to boost his confidence heading into an important few games.

The Ox 7/10 – His pace and direct running caused Villa problems. I always like seeing him in the side because he’s a real threat and works hard.

Welbeck 8/10 – Lovely ball for Ozil’s goal and opened his account for Arsenal with a well-taken strike.


Wilshere, Rosicky, Podolski 6/10 – All on for the final 15 minutes when the game was dead.


  1. Anthony

    September 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    it was perfect expecialy 4 ozil &welbeck

  2. TimsGr8

    September 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I particularly took my time to request that Ozil be dropped for a few more games after watching his jaded display against the BvBs this tuesday.
    Here, now I have ‘I’m sorry4that’ letter to slide into his drawer after watching him 2day!

    I see it is all about misuse of the poor fellow. He hasn’t lost it a bit,he could probably be better even now than he had ever been in RealMadrid. Cos upon what I saw today has got an addition of this vivacious grit and tenacity on the ball work like never before.
    As it is therefore, our dear boss, Ozil is No 10 and plays no where other than 10. Danny thank u too 4 2day! Gr8 work altogether guys! Bravo!!

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