Mesut Ozil lit up the Emirates Stadium with a classy hat-trick as Arsenal thrashed Ludogorets Razgrad 6-0. Here’s how we rated the Gunners players in a one-sided Champions League match.
David Ospina: 7
Despite Arsenal’s overall dominance the Colombian keeper was called upon a few times and did his job when required, not least when producing a smart save following a first-half defensive mix-up.
Hector Bellerin: 7
Occasionally sloppy on the ball but in general he was a good outlet on the right-hand side for the Gunners.
Shkodran Mustafi: 6
Was caused some problems, and a first-half mistake led to a chance for the visitors. He was otherwise comfortable.
Laurent Koscielny: 6
A first-half lapse almost led to a goal, but the defender later atoned with a superb last-ditch tackle, triggering a counter-attack which led to the fourth goal.
Kieran Gibbs: 7
Able to get forward often and used the ball to good effect. Crossed for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to score Arsenal’s third goal.
Francis Coquelin: 7
Neat and tidy from the midfielder on his welcome return to the starting line-up after injury.
Santi Cazorla: 7
While Arsenal’s other attacking players shone, Carzola was quietly efficient rather than spectacular before being substituted in the second half.
Theo Walcott: 7
A lively display once again. Missed chances but found the net with a thumping long-range strike – his eighth goal in 10 matches.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 8
Another stand-out performer. Scored with a tidy finish, had another effort saved and was also involved in the build up to the first and fifth goals.
Mesut Ozil: 9
Masterful from the German, whose hat-trick summed up his class. His skill and movement were a joy to watch.
Alexis Sanchez: 8
Really looks the part in the number nine role, combining his obvious technical ability with some fine link-up play. The highlight of his performance was a glorious chip for the opening goal. He also showed his skill by scooping the ball into the path of Chamberlain, who was denied by a good save.
Mohamed Elneny: 6
Helped to keep things ticking over after coming on for Cazorla.
Lucas Perez: 7
Did well after coming on as a substitute and cleverly set up Ozil for the sixth goal.