Arsenal player ratings: Giroud nets again as Cech makes crucial intervention

Arsenal secured a 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening to move top of the Premier League table for the first time in over a year-and-a-half.

The Gunners were able to continue to build on their momentum after their mid-week win over Bayern Munich, and they will hope to prolong their current form for as long as possible.

Olivier Giroud was on the scoresheet for Arsene Wenger’s side against the visitors, see how both he and his teammates fared in our player assessment below:

Petr Cech – 7/10

Nothing he could do for Ross Barkley’s goal due to the fortunate deflection. Dealt with the threat when called upon, and made a crucial save late on to deny Gerard Deulofeu.

Hector Bellerin – 7/10

The Spaniard’s tactical awareness and vision on the ball is improving to add to his pace and threat down the right flank.

Gabriel – 7/10

Unfortunate to deflect Barkley’s effort past Cech, but did well to limit Romelu Lukaku’s influence on the game and capped it off with a significant tackle on the Belgian in added time.

Laurent Koscielny – 7/10

Combined with Gabriel to keep things relatively tight at the back, scored the all-important goal to seal the three points.

Nacho Monreal – 6/10

Rarely beaten in one-on-one situations, the Spaniard continues to be a reliable presence down the left hand side.

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