Danny Welbeck may have missed a glorious late chance to level the scores and earn Arsenal an FA cup replay at Watford but he did score one goal and was still our best player on the day even though he only played for about 25 minutes. The introduction of him, Iwobi and Walcott injected some much needed pace and energy and nearly saved our skins.
Ospina 6.5 – Looked calm and controlled and can’t be blamed for the goals.
Chambers 6 – Good attacking threat but was involved in the farce of an opener. Nearly scored.
Mertesacker 5.5 – Very good first half, horrible mistake, struggled after.
Gabriel 4 – What on earth was he doing? Should have been sent off and it might have been better if he had been.
Gibbs 6 – Solid but struggled to impact the game and should have done better with free header.
Coquelin 6 – Started very well but struggled against the tide in second half.
Elneny 5 – Very good all round game but those shocking misses really hurt us. Shooting practice today lad.
Campbell 6 – At least he gave his all but just didn’t quite come off on the day.
Ozil 6.5 – Another assist and some sublime stuff from the German.
Alexis 5.5 – We desperately need the old Sanchez back instead of the headless chicken we have now.
Giroud 5 – Did he play?
Walcott and Iwobi 6 – Lively and dangerous.
Welbeck 7 – Great goal, shame about the miss but at least he made things happen. Must be 1st choice now.