Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth

Unai Emery Arsenal

After three consecutive draws, Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League by beating Bournemouth away from home.

The Gunners took the lead thanks to an own goal scored by Lerma in the 30th minute but right before half time, Josh King equalized for the Cherries.

In the 67th minute, Gabon international Aubameyang scored the goal to earn all three points for the north Londoners. Here’s how the Arsenal players fared at the Vitality Stadium:

Leno – 7.5

The German international got the nod to start ahead of Cech in the goal and he was mostly solid at the back. Could have done better to save King’s shot but it was not an easy one to stop.

Holding – 6

Arsenal played three at the back formation and Holding, who was deployed on the left side of the back three, looked shaky with little protection provided by Kolasinac, who impressed in the attacking third.

Mustafi – 6.5

Should have fouled Wilson to stop him from setting up the equalizer for Bournemouth. Other than that, the German international was not troubled much.

Papastathopoulos – 7

Booked for bringing King down before the break but otherwise, the Greek international was strong and better than his two center half partners.

Bellerin – 7

The Spaniard was had a decent outing, looked a threat from the right wing-back position but the end product was average.

Kolasinac – 9

Clearly likes to play in the left wing-back position and he was involved in both the goals for Arsenal. His cross was turned in by Lerma and he provided the wonder ball for Aubameyang to score the winner.

Torreira – 8

The summer signing was solid in the holding midfield role and was also effective in the attack in the first half. Came close to scoring his first goal for the club but could only hit the post.

Xhaka – 7.5

A decent performance from the former Borussia Monchengladbach man. The Swiss international kept possession of the ball, did not lose it cheaply and passed it well.

Mkhitaryan – 4

Wasted decent opportunities and was arguably the worst player on the field for the Gunners.

Iwobi – 6.5

Had a few shots on target and provided a wonder a ball in the build to the winning goal.

Guendouzi – 5

Featured for just 11 odd minutes and was energetic.

Ramsey – 5

Saw out the game after coming on in the 82nd minute.

Nketiah – N/A

Introduced in the 94th minute of the game.