[Player Ratings] Arsenal 3-0 Stoke: Aubameyang impresses but Welbeck woeful

By on April 1, 2018

Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-0 at the Emirates this afternoon thanks largely to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The first half was diabolical but we broke the deadlock in the 75th minute thanks to an Aubameyang penalty after Ozil was fouled and the striker made it 2-0 ten minutes later.

The Gabon international unselfishly passed up the chance to secure his hat-trick after letting Lacazette net a late spot kick after the Frenchman was fouled in the area.

Here are my ratings:

Ospina  6/10 | Confident off his line to collect crosses but a little rash with his distribution at times. No real shots to stop.

Bellerín  6/10 | A quiet afternoon from Hector. He was involved in a couple of attacks but not as much as we’re used to. Passing sloppy too.

Chambers  6/10 | A solid enough game from Chambers. Didn’t put a foot wrong as he deputised for Koscielny.

Mustafi  6.5/10 | Made a few superb tackles and was comfortable at the back – which was nice to see ahead of the Moscow game.

Monreal  6/10 | Another solid performance from the reliable Monreal. Went close with a snap-shot from the edge of the area.

Wilshere  6.5/10 | Showed flashes of quality in what was largely a poor game. Showed no signs of the knee injury that he picked up with England.

Elneny  6/10 | Did his job quietly and efficiently but still lacks any real quality to influence the game properly.

Ramsey  7/10 | His usual busy self and added some much needed urgency in to our game.

Welbeck  4/10 | Another woeful performance from Welbeck. His touch was awful and he missed a great chance to get a shot on target. Hooked for Laca.

Özil  7/10 | Poor in the first half but much better after the break. Won the penalty, pulled the strings, went close with a decent effort and produced a stunning ball to set Aubameyang clear.

Aubameyang  7.5/10 | Cooly slotted home his penalty and decent finish for his second. Could have got another when put through by Ozil and unselfishly snubbed the chance to secure a hat-trick by letting Lacazette score the final goal.


Lacazette  7/10 | Great impact from the Frenchman. Looked sharp after his injury and got himself a goal.

Xhaka, Mkhitaryan  N/A | On too late


It was far from vintage Arsenal but we got the job done and now we can focus on Thursday’s huge Europa League quarter-final with CSKA Moscow.