Arsenal 5-0 Huddersfield Town Man of the Match: Three different options for three very different reasons

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Thankfully, the good run continues as we get our 12th straight home win and also keep in touching distance of Chelsea who also won last night.

Despite the final score being 5-0 it wasn’t an easy ride for Arsenal. With the opener coming after three minutes and the rest in the fourth quarter of the game, the time in between that was very uncomfortable.

With the early goal we seemed to be at ease with just that and Huddersfield managed to get themselves back into the game, but thanks to a few players at different points in the game we came out victorious.

The first mention goes to Shkodran Mustafi as well as the back three. Another faultless performance in the middle of the three from the German during the harder spell of the game saw the clean sheet secured before we eventually went on to go and win the game.

Since returning from that groin injury, Mustafi has shown why he is so important to that defence. Making great blocks and winning headers he looks very comfortable and moving centrally after being the right-sided centre back in last season’s back three seems to have suited him. Last night also saw that back three win their sixth clean sheet when playing together this season.

Next up is a player that shown for the majority of the game. Aaron Ramsey. Opening the game with that brilliant backheel to put Alexandre Lacazette through set the tone for what we’d see from Ramsey for the rest of the game.

He kept things very simple but was very effective at the same time. With Xhaka sitting, giving him the license to go forward, he was a constant threat for us throughout the game.

After weathering the storm Ramsey would then show his class again with a mad first-time pass to release Mesut Ozil before assisting our third goal scored by Alexis. Ramsey then topped his display with his second assist of the night, this time for Ozil with a through ball which left the German one-on-one with the keeper.

Just in front of Ramsey in the running for man of the match was Ozil who was coming back from illness at the weekend. Yes, Ramsey may have balled for longer but it was Ozil’s 3 minute and 58 second spell which included two assists and a goal which sealed the three points for us.

From dictating the one-touch play to carve open Huddersfield down the left hand side, his pinpoint cross off his right foot and his chopped finish into the ground, he was simply unplayable as he helped us run away with another result. Yet we’ll still hear people asking for consistency even though that performance brought him three closer to 50 Premier League assists.

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Art de Roche
Hi I’m Art and I’m currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. I support Arsenal and try to get down to the Emirates a few times each season hoping that we can finally win the Premier League again. But hopefully I write a bit more often than Arsenal win Premier Leagues!