Player Ratings as Arsenal smash Everton

Amazing performance…

High morale, togetherness, and a genuine presence of team spirit so us swat Everton away like a pesky mosquito.

Mkhi, Auba, and Ozil’s new contract has lifted everyone.

Here’s the ratings…


7/10 – Hardly disturbed before coming off with an injury. Will have to wait for his 200th clean sheet.


7/10 – Combined very well with Mkhi and Iwobi especially. This increased support brought out the best in him. Decent showing.


8/10 – The boss bossed it. Got himself yet another goal as well.


8.5/10 – Had a very good game. The block to deny Walcott was world class.


6.5/10 – Was subbed off for Kolasinac. Wenger said post-match that he was ill before the game. No mention of an injury which is good news.


6.5/10 – Kept things moving along nicely. Thankfully no noticeable errors from him today.


10/10 – Full marks to him for recording his first professional hat-trick. The third was especially well taken. He’s come a long way composure wise.


8/10 – Best performance from him in a while. Worked hard, defended when he had to, linked up well, and got an assist. Solid.


10/10 – What can i say? Words fail me. We got a world class player from United. He showed that he is 100% class today, make no mistake. Has the Arsenal DNA.


8/10 – Solid if unspectacular performance. The microscopic scrutiny on him may just have been lifted with the arrivals of Mkhi and Auba. He’s thriving alongside them, and with the pressure off him.


8.5/10 – Masterclass in poaching, positioning, sprinting, link-up, and scoring. Only a born legend would score that kind of goal on his debut. The confidence and sweet arrogance of Thierry Henry exudes from this heir apparent of King Henry’s throne.


10/10 – Walcott for having the kind of game we became so used to while he was our player.




Aubameyang cleared to play against Everton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been cleared to play against Everton after submitting a medical certificate to the German court.

Aubameyang was due to give testimony regarding the terrorist attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus last April.

The court date was five days ago, and happened to fall in the middle of the striker’s transfer to Arsenal.

Playing against Everton would have put him at risk of a £900 fine.

Fortunately, he’s submitted a medical certificate in time which will clear him to play, according to today’s edition of the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail, 3rd February 2018

Aubameyang had missed the court date due to illness although many speculated this was just a ruse because of his impending transfer to Arsenal.

There were doubts about him appearing against Everton due to the same illness, with Arsene Wenger saying he would have to assess how he felt.

“Aubameyang was sick as well, so we have to assess him today [Friday],” he said, as reported by

Our new record signing trained with his new teammates, and seemed to look well enough.

Photo: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC/Getty Images

After the 3-1 defeat to Swansea, seeing him in action this weekend could be a real boost to the fans.

It’d also give him a chance to get off the mark straight away.

Should he be unable to play against Everton, his debut will come against Tottenham at Wembley.

Source: Daily Cannon

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