Arsenal dazzled in Singapore on Saturday as goals from Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil secured a 3-1 win over Everton in the final of the 2015 Premier League Asia Trophy.
The convincing performance and victory perfectly rounds off a thoroughly impressive preseason tour for the Gunners, who beat a Singapore Select XI 4-0 three days earlier.
All eyes were on summer signing Petr Cech, who was denied a debut clean sheet by a late Ross Barkley effort.
However, Cech had a very solid game, catching the eye with a stunning save to deny Steven Naismith early on.
Despite is fine display, Cech was not man of the match. Find out who was, by reading a complete set of player ratings courtesy of top Gunners blog All Arsenal.
Petr Cech – 7/10
All Arsenal say: “The Czech international was excellent on his debut, despite not having a huge amount to do. He pulled off one superb save in the first half, but arguably could have done better against the goal we conceded.”
Hector Bellerin – 7/10
All Arsenal say: “The Spaniard looks a far better option at right-back than Mathieu Debuchy, and his attacking verve gives an excellent option going forward. His raw pace also allows him to make up for any mistakes he might make, and was deservedly involved in both our pre-season games.”
Kieran Gibbs – 7/10
All Arsenal say: “Gibbs was our second choice left-back last season, with Nacho Monreal impressing hugely. He was solid against Everton, but certainly didn’t stand out.”
Laurent Koscielny – 7/10
All Arsenal say:”He might have expected Everton to put up more of a fight, but in the end the Frenchman was barely tested. He stamped out any attacks that threatened us, and is unquestionably our first choice ahead of the new season.”
Calum Chambers – 7/10
All Arsenal say: “It was good to see the youngster given a chance, and he did excellently in a more central role. He doesn’t look to have a future at right-back, but he may well see game time at centre-back next season.”
Aaron Ramsey – 7/10
All Arsenal say: “The Welshman didn’t start off fantastically, and was guilty of trying to force things on occasion. He was snapping at a few of his chances, but grew into the game slowly.”
Santi Cazorla – 8.5/10
All Arsenal say: “The Spaniard was superb, and played a major part in our win over the Toffees. He supplied the assist for Theo Walcott’s opening goal, and showed excellent footwork to net our second.”