Ratings: Giroud superb as Arsenal reach last 16 thanks to 3-0 win

By on December 9, 2015
arsenal's olivier giroud

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Arsenal pulled off the miracle after Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick to seal a stunning 3-0 victory at Olympiakos tonight. Here are my ratings:

Cech 7/10 – Great save to keep it at 2-0. Such an assured presence at the back.

Bellerin 7/10 – Picked his times to venture forward and was solid in defence.

Mertesacker 7.5/10 – Shaky start but made a crucial last ditch challenge to prevent the hosts scoring at 2-0.

Koscielny 8/10 – A rock at the back. Made a great near post interception to prevent a certain equaliser before half time and threw his body on the line to keep a clean sheet.

Monreal 7/10 – Another solid display by the ever-reliable Spaniard. Won the penalty for the second goal.

Ramsey 7/10 –  Great cross on his wrong foot to set up Giroud. Got about the pitch in his box-to-box style.

Flamini 7/10 – Almost grabbed a goal but saw his shot cannon off the bar. Did his job.

Ozil 8.5/10 – Stunning ball out wide to free Ramsey to set-up the opener and ran the show once again, despite carrying a calf problem.

Walcott 6/10 – Made some decent runs but he was still rusty.

Campbell 8.5/10 – Sensational play to set-up Giroud for his second and worked his nuts off all game. A top performance.

Giroud 9/10 – Great header to open the scoring, although the keeper should have saved it, superb finish for his second and cool penalty to secure his hat-trick. Stunning performance from the big man.


Gibbs N/A

The Ox N/A

Chambers N/A

One Comment

  1. Wolfgang

    December 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I am over the moon Arsenal have reached the last 16. Winning the cl is a long shot but not mission impossible.Hopefully the defence can hold strong against the top sides otherwise the gunners will end up as
    cannon fodder.
    As for MU,despite spending amassive amount,they are unable to progress.
    This is because most if not all teams have improved. Even if they were to get Guardiola there is no guarantee he would be winning regularly in the epl. M R ? Does the name ring abell. He was the guy who gave them penalties galore to win the epl time and again.
    RF wanted to dominate the cl but alas there was no MR to help him.

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