It might seem a bit odd to pick the Arsenal keeper as the Man of the Match in a game in which the Gunners’ biggest disappointment was not making the most of the chances we created but if it had not been for the agility and ability of Petr Cech we could have come away with nothing from the game.
Cech 8 – Showed all his class and experience.
Bellerin 6.5 – Tried hard but to little effect and nearly cost us with an awful defensive header.
Mertesacker 6 – Lucky to not concede a penalty and exposed by Defoe a few times.
Koscielny 7 – Solid and on the front foot as usual.
Monreal 7 – Good game from the Spaniard. Linked up well down the left.
Elney 6.5 – Good work rate and first half but struggled after the break.
Ramsey 6 – Nothing much came off for the Welshman and one defensive error nearly led to a goal.
Alexis 7.5 – Typical energy and desire and good free kick.
Ozil 6.5 – Some good stuff but faded after the break. Looks tired.
Iwobi 6.5 – Slow start, improved but missed a great chance.
Giroud 6 – Put himself about manfully and linked up but lack of confidence is affecting him.
Walcott, Welbeck and Wilshere 6 – Okay but nothing spectacular from WWW.com