It was a good performance all-round from the Arsenal team that beat West Ham 3-0 to get the top four chase back on track, especially after an understandably nervy first half, and there were a few notable individuals out there. Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott with a goal and an assist each were certainly contenders for my Man of the Match but I still have to give it to Alexis Sanchez who was at it from the first minute and continues to drag the rest of the Gunners along in his wake.
Martinez 7 – Not very busy but made good save when needed and was calm and in control from start.
Bellerin 6 – Booked and should have scored but otherwise good.
Mustafi 6 – Booked and not too busy but stood up well and never gave Carroll and co a sniff.
Gabriel 7 – No dramas, won his headers and tackles. Defended like a defender.
Monreal 7 – Maybe should have done better with one chance but was denied two penalties, one as clear as day.
Elneny 7.5 – Really liked his contribution and the pairing with Xhaka. Could have scored.
Xhaka 7 – Some great passes and more in control than usual.
Ozil 8 – Great goal and assist but fluffed another chance and was quiet before break.
Walcott 8 – Well taken goal and also made Ozil’s possible.
Alexis 9 – What would we do without him? Super take down, skills and flick for Ozil on Walcott goal typical of him.
Welbeck 6 – Tried hard but looks rusty and missed two great chances.
Giroud 8 – Super sub back with super strike.
Oxlade-Chamberlain 7 – Great cameo with dynamic run to set up third goal.
Ramsey 6 – Okay but not too much impact.