I had to give myself some time to get over the way that Arsenal lost away to West Brom yesterday, or every single Gunner may have got a zero. Even in the cold light of day there were not many of our players who could hold their heads up and as Petr Cech went off in the first half after some key saves it was easy to pick Alexis Sanchez as our man of the match.
Cech 6 – Exposed by defence for opener but kept us in game until injury.
Bellerin 4 – Tried to get forward but with little or no effect.
Mustafi 4 – Struggled in defence and gave ball away time and again.
Koscielny 4 – No sign of his leadership or defensive tenacity.
Monreal 6 – Played well but was struggling against the tide.
Xhaka 5 – Good assist for Alexis goal but that’s about it.
Ramsey 4 – Was he playing? The Welshman’s form this season is truly awful.
Oxlade-Chamberlain 5 – Tried to inject some thrust but faded and was gone by the end.
Walcott 3 – Not the way to show England snub was a mistake.
Alexis 7 – Good goal and usual energy but almost no help and his injury ended any Arsenal hope.
Welbeck 5 – Pretty awful apart from unlucky header off bar.
Ospina 3 – We know he’s a good keeper but did not show it at all.
Giroud 5 – Tried to get us going but by that time it was all crumbling around him.
Iwobi 5 – Thankless task in final 10 minutes. No impact.