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Arsenal Vs West Brom Player Ratings: Per Mertesacker & Laurent Koscielny Impress As Gunners Edge Out Baggies

Arsenal won their final home game of the season on Sunday afternoon as Olivier Giroud’s 16th Premier League goal of the campaign gave the Gunners a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Read our player ratings here:

Wojciech Szczesny  – 7/10

Szczesny made a flapping save in the first half to keep out a long-range effort from Graham Dorrans, which was West Brom’s only shot on target.

However, the Polish stopper, who has now kept three consecutive clean sheets, made another important contribution midway through the second period, as he rushed out to pinch the ball off Morgan Amalfitano’s toes.

Per Mertesacker – 8/10

The BFG was rarely out of position and, as a result, did not need to make a single tackle. He did make three interceptions and 13 clearances, though, as well as a vital block to thwart substitute Victor Anichebe.

Laurent Koscielny – 8/10

The Frenchman was solid and dependable as ever. He also looked extremely competent on the ball, as all 57 of his passes found their intended recipient.

Bacary Sagna – 7/10

Playing in what is likely to be his last Gunners game at the Emirates, Sagna’s name was sung loudly by home fans in an attempt to convince the right-back to stay. He produced a casual but impressive farewell display.

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