To be honest, I was going to give the Arsenal play maker Mesut Ozil my Man of the Match award, but listening to Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher after the game and seeing some of the clips they showed to support their own pick, as well being really impressed with the way he has responded after losing his starting place to Theo Walcott, I decided that the big man Olivier Giroud deserved it after all.
Cech 7.5 – Nothing much to di in the first half and a couple of slips but a brilliant second half.
Bellerin 7 – Another tireless and effective game from the right back.
Gabriel 7.5 – Brilliant comeback from the Brazilian. Loved that tackle celebration.
Koscielny 7 – Missed a few tackles but kept fighting and was brave for his goal.
Monreal 7 – Great game nearly spoiled by giving ball away late on.
Coquelin 7 – Did well to play his game on the knife edge of a booking.
Cazorla 7.5 – His usual midfield magic and great assist but tired towards the end.
Chamberlain 6.5 – Some good stuff but cost us another goal.
Ozil 8.5 – Top quality talent and great attitude. Another assist.
Alexis 7.5 – Great effort but he needs a rest to regain top sharpness.
Giroud 9 – What an effort and influence. The big man is back.
Flamini 5.5 – Straight into the tackles but those two goals must have gone to his head.
Gibbs 6.5 – Did his job well in limited time.