DM – Aaron Ramsey – 7/10
Put in an unselfish performance with the midfielder always looking to create, and has built a solid understanding with Coquelin. Arsenal fans will be hoping Ramsey does start to become more selfish in front of goal soon.
DM – Francis Coquelin – 6/10
Is guilty of rushing play, and while he improved in the second-half, still has to prove himself in the position.
AM – Santi Cazorla – 7/10
Was very fortunate with his penalty fired straight at the keeper, yet excelled in the time and space given to him by Aston Villa.
RM – Theo Walcott – 6/10
Looked understandably off the pace, however showed excellent composure and reminded fans what they have been missing with the Gunners’ third goal.
LM – Mesut Ozil – 8/10
If only the German could put in more performances like this. Man of the match. An outstanding flick to set Giroud on his way for the first as well as an precise finish for the important second goal. Hopefully the start of many more superb performances to come.