DM) Granit Xhaka – 8
The Swiss midfielder put in a classic display. He was combative, covered well, and nullified the Watford attack for the most part but it was Granit Xhaka’s ability on the ball which really set him apart. The summer signing’s range of passing from midfield was incredible, pinging the ball to every area on the pitch.
CM) Santi Cazorla – 7
A fairly quiet performance in the centre of midfield in comparison to Xhaka. Santi Cazorla tracked back well, looked good on the ball, and took his penalty well.
CAM) Mesut Özil – 8 (MOTM)
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The maestro returned to the Arsenal starting lineup and immediately started showing his quality. Mesut Özil linked up exceptionally well with Alexis Sanchez, most notably for the third goal. A quality performance from the German who was our man of the match.
Sub: Jack Wilshere (70′) – 5
Struggled to get into the match during his 20 minutes on the pitch. Didn’t quite have the same impact as the Leicester match last week.
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