Arsenal player ratings v Aston Villa: Walcott shines, Ramsey impresses

Walcott And Mertesacker

The north London side endured no troubles at Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Petr Cech - 6.5/10

A steady performance from the Arsenal goalkeeper, although he was never truly tested. Congratulations to Cech for making clean-sheet history!

Nacho Monreal - 6.5/10

Like Cech, the Spaniard was solid but relatively untested. Aston Villa improved in the second half but never by enough to actually trouble the Gunners.

Per Mertesacker - 6.5/10

Got involved where he could but ultimately ended up accepting the fact this was all about Arsenal's attacking display in the first half.

Laurent Koscielny - 6.5/10

In the same boat as the rest of the away back four - plain sailing!

Hector Bellerin - 6.5/10

Got forward well as usual, although his crosses lacked a little penetration on this occasion.

Matheu Flamini - 6.5/10

Held well for Arsenal and his tendency to get further forward when he doesn't need to went unpunished against a poor Aston Villa side.

Aaron Ramsey - 8/10

Chosen by Sky Sports as the Gunners' man of the match and it's hard to argue with that logic. Going forward, Ramsey was superb, while his goal was brilliantly taken.

Joel Campbell - 6.5/10

Arsenal's Champions League hero was lively going forward but didn't add as much against Villa, coming off in the second half understandably looking a little tired.

Mesut Ozil - 7.5/10

Another assist for the player Arsenal fans are simply going crazy for.

Theo Walcott - 8/10

A superb pass for the second goal and a superb run to win the penalty for the first. Walcott thrives against poor sides who leave acres of space for him to exploit.

Olivier Giroud - 7.5/10

Another good performance up front in terms of holding the ball up and the Frenchman netted a good penalty to get the ball rolling for the visitors.


Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both put in reasonable shifts after coming on in the 64th minute. Calum Chambers came on with a few minutes to go to help see the match through for the Gunners.

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