Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 3: Player Ratings

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Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal: Ozil stars as Welbeck bags first Gunners goal

The Gunners endured a torrid game against Dortmund in midweek and they had to put up a better performance against an Aston Villa side riding high in the league. Just like last season at Villa Park where the Gunners scored two goals in 66 seconds, it had a deja vu like feeling as the Gunners banged in three goals in three minutes. Gooner Daily rates the performances of the players on the day.

DEFENSE

Wojciech Szczesny was relatively untroubled all game long but he made himself big to superbly stop header from Ciaran Clark to keep the hosts at bay. 7/10

Calum Chambers returned to the side following his bout with tonsillitis but he put up a sturdy performance in the back. He can also consider himself lucky not to get a red card for his innocuous challenge. 7/10

Kieran Gibbs marauded the left flank with freedom and he made…

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Arsenal’s Rivals Drop Points: A Perfect Weekend Indeed

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The Premier League weekend began with strugglers, Queens Park Rangers, battling hard to get a point against a Peter Crouch-inspired Stoke City. Despite his advancing years, the lanky forward still put up a virtuoso performance. However, Nico Kranjcar’s free kick was a thing of beauty. With several fixtures being played by 3.00pm, Arsenal fans watched as their team ran Aston Villa ragged with those three minutes of absolutely brilliant football that led to quick-fire goals before putting the home side at arms length till the ref blew his final whistle.

Mesut Ozil is one player that has been going through a lot lately with the German coming under heavy criticism for his lethargic style of play. It’s not as if he has been that horrible (compared to the likes of Aaron Ramsey that has been absolute shit this season) but when things aren’t going well at the club, there must…

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