He may not have actually scored or provided the assist for any of the three goals Arsenal scored against Sunderland yesterday in order to progress to the next round of the FA cup, but I believe that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the best player on the pitch. After a tough and stop-start season so far the Ox really stepped up and played with great energy, drive and skill and that long range inch perfect pass to Bellerin in the build up to Ramsey’s goal was a thing of beauty.
Cech 8 – Made some good saves and in control as ever.
Bellerin 8 – Caused havoc down the right, two assists and the second for Giroud was sublime.
Gabriel 7.5 – Solid and sharp game from the Brazilian.
Koscielny 7 – Recovered well after mistake for the opener.
Gibbs 7.5 – Great game apart from the mix up with Koscielny and I think the Frenchman was more at fault.
Chambers 7 – Pretty good from a player learning his position.
Chamberlain 9 – Brilliant. Must play more now.
Campbell 8.5 – Keeps getting better and looks a real Arsenal player now. Great goal.
Iwobi 8 – Excellent from the youngster with a bright future.
Walcott 7 – Not involved enough but some very good moments.
Giroud 7.5 . Took his goal well but needed to do more.
Ramsey 8 – Great impact and goal from the Welshman.
Arteta 7 – Good to see the captain back and zipping the ball around.
Reine-Adelaide 7 – Only 10 minutes but looked impressive.