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24th Nov 2015

Player ratings from the Emirates as Arsenal keep alive their Champions League hopes

Back in their hands...

Simon Lloyd

Arsenal’s Champions League fate will be decided in their final group stage match after they cruised to victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday.

With the Gunners easing to a 3-0 win, Bayern Munich’s victory over Olimpiakos in Germany means qualification is back in Arsenal’s hands.

Here are the player ratings from a comfortable night at the Emirates:

Petr Cech – 6

Could have sat in the stand for the duration of the first half. Smart reflex save with 20 minutes to go but otherwise a straightforward night.


Hector Bellerin – 7

Little to do defensively, got forward at will.

Per Mertesacker – 6

A comfortable evening for the German, much to his relief after Saturday’s defeat at West Brom.

Laurent Koscielny – 7

Little to do but was on hand to read and intercept a couple of Dinamo through-balls in the second half.

Nacho Monreal – 6

Set up the second but picked up a silly yellow card in the second half with a needless challenge.

Mathieu Flamini – 7

Broke things up in midfield and helped nullify any threat of a counter-attack.

Santi Cazorla – 7

Comfortable evening and looked typically at ease in possession. Didn’t have to take any penalties.


Joel Campbell – 8

Perfect through-ball for the third and linked up well with other attacking players. One of his better performances for the club.

Mesut Ozil -9

Stepped up with goal and classy performance – especially in the first half. Nearly nodded home his second late on.

Alexis Sanchez – 9

Constantly a threat. Assisted the opener and ended a mini goal drought with a double.

Olivier Giroud – 5

Instinctive run made space for Ozil’s opener. Did very little with the ball.


Aaron Ramsey – 6

Returned from hamstring injury and looked comfortable.


Calum Chambers – 6

On for the last ten minutes.

Mathieu Debuchy – 6

On for the last ten minutes.