A massive three points for us, with goals from Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott sealing the victory over Manchester City. The win arguably makes us favourites for the title, but there’s still a long way to go.
Here’s how we rate the players from our 2-1 win over Manchester City:
GK) Petr Cech – 7.0
Despite plenty of half chances for City, Cech didn’t have a huge amount of top quality saves to make. He did everything very professionally and maintained his concentration, and could do nothing to deny Yaya Toure.
RB) Hector Bellerin – 6.5
Caught out of position a couple of times and showed his inexperience, but overall a solid performance.
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LB) Nacho Monreal – 8.0
A superb performance from the Spaniard, who was defensively solid, got forward well, and put in a huge amount of effort throughout the game. He benefited hugely from the hard work of Theo Walcott and Joel Campbell, but nothing should be taken away from the left-back.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 7.5
Some great interceptions and clearances, with one interception to prevent Kevin De Bruyne breaking through on goal particularly standing out. He was arguably lucky when Jesus Navas broke through on goal, but made sure he was in the right place to cut out the pass across goal.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.5
Another stellar performance from the Frenchman, who completely shut down Sergio Aguero. He was caught out rather carelessly when he moved into midfield to close down the Argentine, but thankfully wasn’t punished for it.
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