The Arsenal and Chile international was probably not at his imperious best for the Gunners´ vital away win o9ver Watford and considering that Alexis Sanchez only touched down in London on Thursday after a taxing international break, that is no surprise. And there were other players like Ozil, Cazorla and Ramsey that played very well but for scoring the vital opening goal and for the tireless work that inspires his team mates, Alexis gets my nod for our Man of the Match.
Cech 6 – Didn´t have too much to do but a couple of shaky moments.
Bellerin 7 – Another solid and energetic performance capped by an assist.
Mertesacker 6 – Not a brilliant day for the German whose lack of pace was exposed.
Koscielny 7.5 – Great to have the boss back and getting stuck in.
Monreal 6.5 – Like Bellerin but no assist.
Coquelin 7 – Love this guy. He never let´s you down and his passing is really coming on.
Cazorla 7.5 – Santi pulled out his magician´s hat again and pulled all the strings from the middle.
Ramsey 7.5 – Lung busting and effective game. Plus the goal of course.
Ozil 8 – Class. His influence grew as Watford´s energy dropped and he was instrumental in the result.
Alexis 8.5 – Where does he get all the drive and energy from?
Walcott 6 – Frustrating day for the flying forward saw few chances go his way.
Giroud 7 – Another good goal and the confidence is coming back.
Chamberlain 6 – Decent cameo that kept Watford on the back foot.
Arteta 6 – No dramas and a useful run out.