You cannot really argue with the TV pundits’ picking of the Arsenal keeper Petr Cech as the man of the match from our no score draw away to Stoke City. After all, the Gunners would have got nothing from the game if it wasn’t for him, but there were also some good performances from the likes of Campbell, Bellerin and Chamberlain and an impressive showing from the bench by Alex Iwobi.
Cech 9 – Top stuff from the veteran. Exactly why Wenger signed him in the summer.
Bellerin 7.5 – Good all round game and got better as the game went on and legs got tired.
Mertesacker 6 – A few mistakes and some good defending.
Koscielny 7 – Assured and aggressive and brings the ball out well from the back.
Monreal 7 – Solid but nothing spectacular from the Spaniard.
Flamini 7 – Good energy and discipline.
Ramsey 6.5 – Better in second half, maybe the jeering affected him.
Campbell 7.5 – Great work rate and some moments of real class.
Chamberlain 7.5 – Hard to fill Ozil’s boots but did well in his own way.
Walcott 6.5 – Some good moments but not enough. Struggled to impose himself.
Giroud 7 – Generally quiet but could have won it for us if not for the excellent Butland.
Iwobi 7 – Looked really sharp and effective.
Chambers – Not enough time to judge.