I was tempted to pick the Arsenal and England international forward Danny Welbeck as the Man of the Match for his last gasp winner against Leicester City just 10 minutes after making his season debut after a frustrating 10 months on the sidelines with injury. But it would have been more for sentimental reasons even though he did produce and excellent header to secure all three points. So my decision goes to Mesut Ozil who produced the pinpoint ball from a free kick and if the Gunners had brought their shooting boots he would have added more than just the one to his assist tally for the season.
Cech 8 – Excellent as ever. Kept us in the game at crucial moments.
Bellerin 6.5 – Tireless effort and some good stuff defending and attacking.
Mertesacker 6 – Coped well with Vardy and all but I marked him down for missing the free header that Ozil had laid on a plate.
Koscielny 6 – Booked and had to go off at half time.
Monreal 6.5 – Kept Mahrez quiet and got forward well but was caught out for penalty.
Coquelin 6 – Getting back to his old form gradually. Alert to to the counter and passed well.
Ramsey 6 – Good all round game but poor finishing.
Chamberlain 7 – Looked a threat on the flank and played well after moving central.
Ozil 8 – Would have broke Henry´s EPL assist record yesterday if we could finish.
Alexis 7 – More woeful finishing but generally sharp and effective.
Giroud 7.5 – Wasn´t the most guilty of missing chances and his headed assist for Walcott was a thing of beauty.
Chambers 7 – Very impressive from the young defender.
Walcott 7 – Showed the others how to shoot and played well.
Welbeck 7 – What a way to come back.
Wenger 8 – Took the risks and got his subs spot on.