There were good performances from a number of Arsenal stars last night, as well as another spirited team effort to see off an impressive and up for it West Brom. Lacazette’s two goals capped an all round sharp game, while Alexis Sanchez continued towards his best. But the star of the show, for me was Nacho Monreal who has had a lot of recent criticism but was brilliant all over the pitch against the Baggies.
Cech 7 – Fantastic early save onto the post his highlight.
Koscielny 7.5 – Had to stand strong and did so. Not as in control as usual perhaps, especially in 1st half.
Mustafi 7 – Still looks to have a mistake in him but a good game in general.
Monreal 9 – Glorious goal line clearance, highest passing accuracy, most tackles and interceptions, most impressive!
Bellerin 7.5 – Always a threat but left us exposed at times.
Xhaka 7 – Some brilliant passes but also some poor and dangerous moments.
Elneny 8 – Super and energetic stuff from the Egyptian. That pairing looks promising.
Kolasinac 7.5 – Always willing, tireless worker and another strong game.
Ramsey 8 – Some great stuff with more free role Just needs better final ball or finish.
Alexis 8 – Great effort and some super skills from the improving Chilean.
Lacazette 8.5 – Sharper all the time and once again showed striker’s instinct and finish.
Giroud and Ozil 7 – Both looked keen and had an influence in their short cameos.
Maitland-Niles – No time for a rating.