DM) Granit Xhaka – 8
A commanding performance from Granit Xhaka. The Swiss international looks far more comfortable as the sole defensive midfielder in the centre of the park as he controlled possession. His passing was excellent from deep but did venture forward and lose it a couple of times in the second.
CM) Mohamed Elneny – 7
Mohamed Elneny performed well alongside Granit Xhaka. The Egyptian was full of energy across the pitch and complemented the team well.
Sub: Aaron Ramsey (81′) – N/A
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CAM) Mesut Özil – 8
He didn’t start the match very well but Mesut Özil certainly grew into it. The German came alive in the second half and showed first-hand just how important confidence is. One goal and one assist for the former Real Madrid man in 10 second-half minutes helped give Arsenal all three points.
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