My choice of which Arsenal player to give the Man of the Match to was not as simple as it might seem, even though Olivier Giroud scored two of our goals and both of them were very good. He had missed an absolute sitter earlier and there were also strong performances from Ramsey, with a goal and an assist, and Joel Campbell with two assists, but the big striker edged it with his all round game as a target and hold up man under great pressure from the Liverpool defence.
Cech 7 – Rare mistake on the first goal, safe hands after.
Bellerin 7 – Pushed back early on but stuck to his task.
Mertesacker 6 – A few dodgy moments from the BFG but made up with two late clearances.
Koscielny 7.5 – Strong game from the boss.
Monreal 7 – Quieter than usual but no real mistakes.
Flamini 7 – Coped reasonably well under heavy pressure.
Ramsey 8 – Fantastic goal and great work rate. Always looking to create chances.
Campbell 8 – Amazing effort and some great skill from the Costa Rican.
Ozil 7 – Crowded out for much of the game but showed his class when possible.
Walcott 6 – Some good movement and play but at fault for the opener and largely on the fringes.
Giroud 8.5 – Towering performance but how did he miss that sitter?
Gibbs 6 – Did alright in limited time.
Chamberlain 6 – Not much of an impact as we defended.
Arteta 6 – Hardly any time on the pitch.