Arsenal player ratings: Mertesacker vulnerable but Sanchez shines again as Gunners batter Watford

Arsenal secured a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday evening to keep the pressure on Manchester City and Manchester United.

Both Manchester clubs won on Saturday afternoon to put the pressure on the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger’s side responded in emphatic fashion with an impressive second-half display against the Hornets.

Alexis Sanchez continued his sensational recent form with another goal, find out how he fared along with his Arsenal teammates in our player assessment below:

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Petr Cech – 6/10

Relatively untroubled and aside from a clumsy attempt at a clearance which he risked being booked for in the first half, he dealt with the Watford threat.

Hector Bellerin – 6/10

Another energetic performance from the right-back as he continues to make the position his own.

Per Mertesacker – 5/10

Worrying display from the German as his lack of pace was a real problem for the visitors at times, particularly when trying to deal with Odion Ighalo.

Laurent Koscielny – 6/10

Commanding performance from the centre-half which included a crucial intervention in the first half to deny Ighalo a tap in.

Nacho Monreal – 6/10

Adds balance to the Arsenal line-up with his busyness down the left flank, secure in defence and always a willing runner on the overlap.

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