Arsenal player ratings against Monaco: Ozil and Giroud impressive

Arsenal won 2-0 against Monaco but went out of the Champions League on away goals.

Arsenal produced a display they can be proud of in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Monaco.

However, it wasn’t enough to keep them in the competition as despite winning 2-0, they went out 3-3 over the two legs on away goals.

Here are our player ratings for the game last night.

Ospina – 6

Didn’t really have much to do, as he watched on with Arsenal building wave after wave of pressure.

Bellerin – 6

Gets forward well but looked vulnerable at times with players running at him.

Mertesacker – 7

Looked assured at the back and offered that key presence and experience, which any defence needs.

Koscielny – 7

Looked decent throughout and on another night may also have bagged himself a goal.

Monreal – 6

Got forward well throughout the game but his final ball has to be better.

Coquelin – 7

Got about the midfield well, threw in the challenges and did well not to get himself booked in the opening exchanges.

Cazorla – 7

A tidy performance and protected possession effectively as expected.

Sanchez – 6

Plenty of pace and energy all over the pitch. He’ll be disappointed with his final ball.

Ozil – 8

Whenever he picked the ball up, his first thought was to turn and to look for a way to be creative. He played well against an organised midfield and defence.

Welbeck – 7

Looked tired when he was subbed late on but up until that point he gave everything and never stopped running.

Giroud – 8

Superb finish. Will frustrate Arsenal fans how he can be so good in one game and terrible in another.


Ramsey – 6

Looked up for it when he came on and wasted no time having an impact over the game.

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