Arsenal were not at their best yesterday but the Gunners did come through a tough game after a difficult week with all three points and in order top do so we needed some strong performances from the likes of Cech, Coquelin, Mustafi, Koscielny and Gibbs. Another player who stood out was the Ox who is looking good in his new central role but for his two goals on top of another invaluable effort I have to give Alexis Sanchez my vote for our Man of the Match.
Cech 8 – Didn’t put a foot wrong and made some excellent and vital saves.
Bellerin 7 – Should have scored and was not in full flow but decent game.
Mustafi 8 – Stood up to concerted pressure, won all his tackles, played very well.
Koscielny 8 – Key tackles and interceptions. Clean sheet was vital.
Gibbs 7 – Got away with last man tackle. Good all round impact in defence and attack.
Coquelin 8 – Strong, tenacious and effective.
Chamberlain 8.5 – Passed well both long and short. Direct and dangerous, Deserves more games in centre.
Ozil 5 – Needs to up his game and quickly.
Walcott 6 – Good spirit and effort but little impact.
Iwobi 7 – Too easily beaten by Markovic but generally okay performance.
Alexis 9 – Thank god Arsenal have this pocket dynamo and top EPL scorer.
Elneny 7 – Did not miss a single pass. Effort and energy helped to stop determined Hull fightback.
Lucas Perez 6 – Looked sharp in his short time.
Welbeck 5 – Not much time but didn’t get into game and almost cost us with dodgy defending.