Arsenal Hit Blackburn For Seven : The Player Ratings.
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Needing 3points, Arsenal set out aiming to get it emphatically against a Blackburn squad which they average 3 goals against them when at home. Ramsey and Sagna made way for Rosicky & Coquelin in the only changes.
It took all of 2mins for Arsenal to open the scoring as Walcott took a pass from Coquelin and fed RVP who had the easiest of tap ins for his 20th goal of the season. From then on, it rained goals with Van Persie bagging 3 and Walcott providing 3 assists. Below are the player ratings.
Hardly ever busy when we play like this but he should have kept out Pedersen’s freekick even though it was a great strike.
Conceded the freekick that led to their equalizer and picked up a booking, other than that, an absolute rock at the back. Went off for Sagna later.
Verminator did his job at the back even though he’s still playing out of position. Ok game.
Mertesacker – 7
The german had more offensive work than defensive to do as he wasn’t troubled by Burn’s lone striker. Still awaiting his first goal.
Coquelin – 7.5
Arsenal’s utility man, started in place of Sagna and had a hand in 2 goals as he assisted van persie’s 3rd. Solid game from him
Arteta – 8
3 goals against Blackburn alone this season(2 for arsenal 1 for everton), he kept things moving in the middle with Song.
Song – 9
One of the 3 men of the match in this game, no direct assist but his passes were a beauty, he kept things moving and he tackled well. Songinho unleashed
Rosicky – 7
Battling display, effective, passed and defended well, at his age proved to be a better replacement for Ramsey.
Walcott – 9
Oh my!!! Is this the real Theo Walcott? I guess he wants that new contract bad and on this performance, he might get it, 3 assists this noon and an absolute beast. The 3rd assist was Messi-esque.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 8.5
I tweeted when the game kicked off that he would get his first league goal and well he did more than that. He got 2. Deservedly. Brilliant kid, attacked like an Ox and defended well. Bright future.
Van Persie – 10
Amazeballs. Superhuman. Saint Van Persie. Oba(King in Yoruba), legend, Vantastic, Glorious, Beautiful. *stops to catch breath*. Hattrick and 2 assists. That says it all.
Goal off the bench, what more do you want?
MAN OF THE MATCH : Should be men of the match as there were 3 contenders. Walcott, RVP & Song
Credit must go to Arsene wenger if I must say for dropping Ramsey to the bench. We were beginning to wonder if it would ever happen. I asked for 3 points before the game and the lads duly delivered. Great game. Have your say in the comments section.
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