Arsenal vs Lyon: Player Ratings & MoTM

Arsenal vs Lyon. Emirates Cup 2015.

Arsenal vs Lyon. Emirates Cup 2015.

Martinez: 8

The youngster didn’t have much to do, but was solid when called upon. He made a good save to stop a Lacazette pile driver, and his distribution was top notch. Calm performance all round.

Debuchy: 7

Not a bad performance from the Frenchman considering how long he’s been out with injury.

Mertesacker: 8

The assistant captain was a calm and assured rock at the back, their partnership pushed Lacazette out to the left flank, limiting the Lyon attack to long range shots.

Koscielny: 8

A commanding performance from the Frenchman; he repelled everything that came his way. He was caught out a few times but quickly recovered.

Gibbs: 7

Was silent on the attacking front for most of the game, but was assured in defense.

Coquelin: 8

A brilliant performance from the defensive midfielder, he limited the space for Nabil Fekir and was quick to recycle the ball for counter attacks.

Ramsey: 9

Playing alongside Coquelin, the Welshman showed why he is seen as one of the most complete midfielders in the league. He was quick to turn defense into attack, was involved in the buildup to Chamberlain’s goal, laid the pass for Iwobi’s goal and he also showed his attacking prowess with a well taken goal from an Ozil layoff.

Chamberlain: 8.5

An excellent game from the winger, he showed power, pace, technique and finishing, scoring a wonderful goal and was a constant threat to the Lyon defense time and time again

Ozil: 9 (MOTM)

A perfect No 10 performance from the German, he took up every position behind and beside Giroud in attack. He used his wonderful technique to devastating effect – laid off two excellent assists and a number of excellent set piece deliveries. He also capped a great performance with a well taken goal just before coming off.

Iwobi: 8

An encouraging and hardworking performance from the young winger. He was willing to help out in defense and in attack, and scored a nice left footed goal with another ruled out for offside.

Olivier Giroud: 9

An excellent performance from the Frenchman, used his physical strength and good passing skills to continue counter attacks. Opened the scoring with a nice header before laying off an assist for Chamberlain.

Subs

Arteta: 7

Replaced Ramsey for his first game since November last year.

Santi Cazorla: 8

Replaced Ozil and immediately showed why he is world class, twisted and turned past players and scored a wonderful free-kick with his left foot, firing under the wall into the low right angle of the post

Jeff Reine-Adelaide: 7

Came on for Chamberlain, showed flashes of brilliance and some real good technique in the build up to the free-kick for the 6th goal

Theo Walcott: 6

Replaced Giroud in the second half and was silent for most of his time on the pitch, having an effort saved by the Lyon goalie.

Isaac Hayden: 7

Had a silent game after coming on, but made sure the defence wasn’t overloaded with Lyon on the front foot

Chuba Akpom: 7

Replaced Iwobi just after the hour mark, won the free-kick for the sixth goal.

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