Arsenal player ratings v Liverpool: Ozil unplayable, Giroud continues fine form

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Arsenal hammered Liverpool 4-1 today - here's how Arsene Wenger's men fared.

David Ospina 7 - didn't have a lot to do but claimed crosses well and almost saved Jordan Henderson's second half penalty.

Hector Bellerin 7 - continues to impress despite his inexperience, opening the scoring with a superb run and finish on his weaker foot.

Laurent Koscielny 7 - strong in defence before being substituted for Brazilian Gabriel Paulista early into the second half having suffered a muscle injury - one which Arsenal fans will hope isn't serious.

Per Mertesacker 7 - solid day amid question marks over his long-term future at the Emirates Stadium, dealing well with Liverpool's pace in the final third.

Nacho Monreal 6 - had some trouble with Markovic early on but was solid defensively in the second half, eventually adjust to Liverpool's attacking play.

Francis Coquelin 8 - the Frenchman's great displays this season don't look like a flash in the pan, as he relished the big game today, protecting the Arsenal defence superbly.

Santi Cazorla 6 - wasn't quite as impressive as recent performances, giving the ball away a little cheaply at times, but showed good touches in the final third.

Aaron Ramsey 7 - looks to be getting back to his best. Got forward to support the attack well before being replaced by Mathieu Flamini.

Mesut Ozil 9 - not only scored a sublime free kick but was ghosting past Liverpool players with ease and creating chances for his team mates in a superb display.

Alexis Sanchez 8 - was his usual busy self in the final third, and capped off a flowing move with a stunning finish for the third goal.

Olivier Giroud 8 - continues his fine recent form by scoring another goal. Led the line well and took his goal with aplomb, giving Simon Mignolet no chance.

Substitutes

Gabriel Paulista 7 - filled in well for Koscielny at centre back, marshalling the defence well during Liverpool's bright spell late on.

Mathieu Flamini 6 - offered Arsenal a little more defensive stability after replacing Ramsey.

Danny Welbeck 6 - full of running but his first touch let him down too often, costing Arsenal possession or the chance to score.

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