Arsenal player ratings: Cech stars and Ozil shows class in stunning win over Bayern
PUBLISHED: 22:06 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 12:18 21 October 2015
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Arsenal came away from a thrilling game against Bayern Munich with a 2-0 win. Here’s how we rated the Gunners.
Petr Cech 9
Made some excellent saves in the first half to keep his side in it and commanded his box throughout.
Hector Bellerin 7
He struggled to contain the lively Douglas Costa early on but grew into the game and made a breathtaking run to set up the second goal.
Laurent Koscielny 8
Was solid all night and made a stunning last-ditch challenge to deny Lewandowski in the final minutes.
Per Mertesacker 8
It looked like he was in for a long night against Lewandowski but the German stood up to the challenge and dominated aerially.
Nacho Monreal 8
An excellent defensive performance, he kept Muller quiet and forced Guardiola to move the dangerous forward inside late on.
Francis Coquelin 8
Disrupted Bayern’s midfield throughout. His tackling in the middle of the park helped to get Arsenal’s counter attacks going.
Santi Cazorla 7
He was put to the test physically but stood up to the tough task and was efficient with his passing.
Aaron Ramsey 6
Didn’t get much joy against Alaba before he was subbed off with a hamstring problem.
Mesut Ozil 8
He’s making a habit of turning up in the big games. Was always dangerous on the counter and he popped up to finish the game off in the last minute.
Alexis Sanchez 7
He was wasteful with the ball and put his side in some worrying positions but often played a key role on the break.
Theo Walcott 7
His pace was a constant threat against Bayern’s back four but should have buried his chance, although Neuer made a great save.
Olivier Giroud 8
Came on and made the all-important breakthrough as he bundled home a Cazorla cross. Could have scored again but it’s hard to fault him.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6
Plenty of energy as ever. Covered Bellerin well defensively.
Kieran Gibbs 6
He was brought on to solidify the left flank and did the job well.
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