I was torn between the two Arsenal goal scorers for who would be my Man of the Match from the hard fought win away to Man City yesterday, and I plumped for Olivier Giroud over Alexis Sanchez mainly because the Frenchman’s performance was more unexpected after the struggles he has had since the turn of the year.
Cech 5 – At fault for second goal and had another scary moment rushing out to Aguero.
Bellerin 6 – A bit panicky and aimless like most of his team mates but dug in.
Gabriel 7 – Alert and on the front foot. His pace was crucial at times.
Koscielny 7 – One mistake but generally a solid game under heavy pressure.
Monreal 7.5 – Very good game from the Spaniard. Always wanting to get forward as well as doing his duty.
Elneny 6 – Ran around a lot but lacked composure and missed tackles.
Ramsey 6 – Some good stuff but we need more from him. Against 4-4-2 we should have domi9nated the central area.
Iwobi 5 – Probably his worst game since breaking through. Ineffective.
Alexis 8 – All action as usual and great finish.
Welbeck – Looked good and sharp before another injury blow. Unlucky.
Giroud 8 – Really put himself about. Good goal and great assist for Sanchez.
Wilshere 7 – Showed composure and class and got things going.
Walcott 6 – Stretched their defence but still struggling for confidence and form.
Coquelin 6 – Steadied the ship well.