There were some great performances from the Arsenal players today as we handed Liverpool a jolly good thrashing and effectively ended their chance and sealed ours of a top four finish. Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin were all outstanding, while Coquelin, Ramsey and Monreal were excellent but not as eye catching, but for me it was our record signing Mesut Ozil that was Man of the Match.
Ospina. 7 – Was sharp and alert when needed although was not too busy. He did well to get a hand to the penalty but then perhaps should have saved it.
Bellerin. 7.5 – He was brilliant today in attack and defended pretty well but I marked him down for the clumsy tackle which gave them a spot kick and he could have been sent off.
Mertesacker. 7 – A great return by the German who coped really well with Liverpool´s pacy forwards and used all his experience.
Koscielny. 7 – He was doing very well until his early replacement.
Monreal. 7.5 – Once again he never put a foot wrong and is deservedly keeping Gibbs out.
Coquelin. 8 – Continues to grow into that trick DM role and is proving invaluable on this great run.
Ramsey. 7 – Did some very good work and was tireless but still gets into trouble and loses the ball in dangerous positions at times.
Cazorla. 7.5 – A typically effective and industrious game but was not as incisive as he can be.
Alexis. 8 – Brilliant work rate and a fantastic strike will hopefully see him back in the goals regularly.
Giroud. 8 – Took his goal with the confidence that his form has provided and led the line very well.
Ozil. 9 – Stunning game from our number 11 and his superb free kick was the cherry on top.
Gabriel. 6 – Looks comfortable and is improving all the time.
Flamini. 6- Solid from the sub but made one very poor tackle.
Welbeck. 7 – Lively and a threat in his limited time.