Arsenal fans were understandably worried when we heard that the vastly experienced and talented keeper Petr Cech was ruled out for the next few weeks with a calf injury. But thanks to our second choice stopper David Ospina those fears were eased yesterday as the Colombian produced a fine display to stop Tottenham from winning the north London derby and opening up an ominous gap on us in the Premier League table.
Ospina 8 – Great saves in a calm and commanding display. Nothing he could do on their goals.
Bellerin 6.5 – Pretty good all round and an assist for Ramsey’s opener.
Mertesacker 5.5 – Lack of pace exposed a few times, most notably before Kane’s goal.
Gabriel 6.5 – Late scare with a sliced clearance but solid and impressive in general.
Gibbs 6 – Did well under pressure on this rare EPL start.
Coquelin 4.5 – Was playing well until the two stupid bookings. Costly and he must learn from this.
Elneny 7 – Another good display from the new midfielder. Crisp and accurate passing and great energy.
Ramsey 7 – Super finish but his all round game was below par once more.
Ozil – A bit of an anonymous game from the German, especially one we were a man down.
Alexis 7 – Really needed that goal and will hopefully now go on a goal spree.
Welbeck 7.5 – Very good stuff from the fit again striker in his favoured central role. Giroud should be worried.
Giroud, Flamini and Campbell 6 – Decent cameos from the trio.