That’s more like it! One of our best performance of the season, yesterday’s 5-2 win over Everton was very convincing as we absolutely steamrolled the Toffees. Racking up 30 shots over the course of the game, the result was never really in question thanks to some outstanding performances.
Petr Cech – 5.8
As we dominated Cech wasn’t called into action that often but he still could have done better to prevent Everton’s second goal as well as iron out a couple of mistakes which invited pressure on us.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.8
Koscileny slotted in well on the right side of the back three but was outshone by one of his centre back partners on the day.
Per Mertesacker – 7.2
Keeping his place in the centre of the defence, Mertesacker had a decent outing as he was able to position himself well and win headers but he could’ve done more to prevent Rooney’s early goal.
Nacho Monreal – 8.0
The Spaniard was one of the best performers on the day, from his very well taken equaliser to the composure he showed in defence, he had a very solid game apart from a lapse of concentration late on to gift Everton a second goal.
Hector Bellerin – 6.8
Bellerin showed some good touches going forward yesterday but just couldn’t seem to keep it up once he got into dangerous positions as he was a bit wayward with some shots and crosses.
Aaron Ramsey – 7.3
For the majority of the game, Ramsey managed to get himself into good positions time and time again but wasn’t quite able to do the business. That was until Jack Wilshere fed him inside the box before he slotted home and then gave Alexis Sanchez a great assist for his goal.
Granit Xhaka – 6.8
It was a bit of a mixed affair for Xhaka at Goodison yesterday. He was unfortunately the cause for Rooney’s goal after dwelling on the ball for too long, but also managed to spray some passes about and contribute to our equaliser as well as hitting the crossbar himself.
Sead Kolasinac – 6.6
Playing at left wing back, Kolasinac had a solid game but didn’t cause too much trouble for the Everton defenders like Bellerin did on the other side.
Mesut Ozil – 8.5
By far the best player on the pitch yesterday, Ozil responded to various criticism with a man of the match performance. From his linking passes in the final third, his assist for Lacazette and his headed goal, he didn’t put a foot wrong.
Alexis Sanchez – 8.3
Yesterday was the first time, Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette all started together and it’s a wonder why that is. Playing to the left of the front three Sanchez did well as he popped up around the final third, made a nuisance of himself and topped off the performance with a nice cross for Ozil’s goal, as well as a great solo goal in the dying seconds.
Alexandre Lacazette – 7.5
Yesterday wasn’t one of Lacazette’s best games for Arsenal so far but he was rewarded for his determination. Involved in the build up to Ozil’s goal he showed he’s more than just a goal scorer but with a well taken finish, reminded us that’s what he’s been brought in to do.
Jack Wilshere – 7.0
In his first Premier League cameo of the season, Wilshere impressed as he managed to register an assist for Ramsey’s goal as well as evading some challenges in typical Wilshere fashion.
Francis Coquelin – 6.6
Coquelin did well to keep the intensity high late on in midfield as he moved the ball well.