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Arsenal player ratings vs. Monaco: Olivier Giroud shines as Arsene Wenger’s side go OUT of the Champions League

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League, despite a 2-0 victory over AS Monaco in the second-leg of the last 16, for the fourth year in a row.

Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey got their names on the scoresheet, but it was not enough for a historic comeback, as the Gunners were made to pay for a nightmare defensive display in the first-leg.

Here, we rate the performances of Arsene Wenger’s players on their second-leg showing…

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GK – David Ospina – 6/10

Had very little to do with his team dominating possession, but was assured on the few occasions Monaco did threaten.

RB – Hector Bellerini – 7/10

An attacking threat on the right-flank, linked up well with Sanchez, and delivered some dangerous crosses into the box.

RCB – Per Mertesacker – 6/10

A relatively quiet evening for the German – yet composed when called upon. Though his almost complete absence of pace remains an uncomfortable watch.

LCB – Laurent Koscielny – 7/10

An authoritative performance, showed an attacking threat with promising moves forward, but did misplace simple passes towards the end.

LB – Nacho Monreal (Gibbs 83′) – 6/10

Worked hard throughout, bombing up and down the left-flank, but wasn’t able to influence in the final third as much as Bellerini.

Per Mertesacker

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