7 Straight Wins, We Ballin’ : The Player Ratings.
Szczesny (6) – Had little to do all game. Did well when called upon.
Djourou (7) – A few scary moments. Other than that, a credible performance.
Vermaelen (8) – Solid game. Stood up to everything the Villa attack could muster. Helped up front when he could.
Sagna (8) – Did his usual.
Gibbs (8) – Good going forward as shown by the goal, but a bit suspect in defence today. Gervinho had to bail him out a few times.
Arteta (8) – Kept things ticking in the middle, a couple of attempts on target, and got his goal with a phenomenal strike from a freekick.
Song (8) – Did his job well, guilty of holding on to the ball for too long. Amazing through pass for the second goal.
Rosicky (7.5) – Continued his resurgence with an assuring performance. A joy to see him in such good form.
Walcott (8.5) – Good performance, great first touch and wonderful composure to get his goal.
Gervinho (7) – Better performance. Looked lively, got an assist.
Van Persie (7) – Started well but could not get a goal. Cut a frustrated figure late on, he’s surely had better days.
Santos (6) – Almost gave a goal away with his first touch. Settled well in the following minutes. Great to have him back.
Ramsey (6) – Came on with a fresh pair of legs. Added more bite to the midfield.
The Ox (6) – Good cameo. Picked up from where Theo left off.
There you have it guys! 7th straight win gives us a firm grip on 3rd place.
3 points ahead of Sp*ds, 8 ahead of Chelski. Not a bad time to be a gooner, eh?