Arsenal player ratings vs Ludogorets: Mesut Ozil proves his finishing can be as good as his assists but defender scores a 3

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Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League football match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 20, 2015. Arsenal won the match 2-0. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Arsenal came from two goals behind to beat Ludogorets 3-2 in Bulgaria and book a place in the next stage of the Champions League.

Germany international of Turkish origin was the star of the show providing an assist and scoring the goal of the game to complete a memorable comeback.

Below are out player ratings for the game:

David Ospina – 5

Conceded twice but could have let in more and he not denied Wanderson twice in the second half.

Carl Jenkinson – 4

The Arsenal defence did not put on their finest display and Jenkinson was caught out of position a number of times especially on the counter attack.

Gibbs – 3

Cafu left him red faced on his backside as he dribbled past the full-back to setup the home sides second goal.

Koscielny – 3

Shaky display from the France international and was partly to blame for Ludogorets second goal letting Keseru sneak in behind him.

Mustafi – 4

Marginally better than Koscielny but struggled to deal with the home sides Brazilian attacking trident.

Francis Coquelin – 6

Worked hard in midfield to disrupt play and tried to shield a wobbly Gunners defence.

Granit Xhaka – 7

Assiduous display and kick started the Gunners comeback with the away sides first goal of the game – also managed to pick up a now much expected yellow card.

Aaron Ramsey – 6.5

The Wales international still needs work on his fitness and looked a little rusty at times after a long period on the sidelines but he did setup Giroud’s second goal.

Mesut Ozil – 9.5

Brilliant display from the Germany international of Turkish origin. Ozil kick-started the comeback providing Xhaka with the assist and saved the best until last with his very own masterpiece. The 28-year-old chipped the ball over the keeper before sending two defenders to the cleaners and then finding the back of the net. The playmaker is renowned for his assists but has shown an eye for goal this season and has now found the back of the net seven times in all competitions.

 

Alexis Sanchez – 5

Not his finest performance. Sanchez looked uncomfortable being pushed out wide to accommodate for Olivier Giroud who started upfront.

Olivier Giroud – 6.5

Scored the equaliser and was a nuisance to deal with in the air for the Ludogorets defence. Arsenal were however, less fluid and lacked the pace they have had over recent weeks with Sanchez playing as striker.

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