There were some fantastic performances in an Arsenal shirt yesterday all over the pitch, as the Gunners romped to a 4-o thrashing of Watford, including a nice dash of revenge for the FA cup exit a few weeks ago. As well as the attacking and creative play, the performances of the central midfielders in snuffing out any danger and controlling the game was very good but because of the nature of the match I had to pick one of the forward players for Man of the Match and Alexis Sanchez just got my nod ahead of the brilliant Alex Iwobi.
Ospina 7 – Sharp and alert when called upon.
Bellerin 8 – Tireless effort, effective and dangerous down the right and a goal.
Gabriel 6 – Pretty good game but still appears to be a mistake around the corner.
Koscielny 7 – Composed and aggressive on a reasonably easy day.
Monreal 7 – Faultless without being a major influence.
Coquelin 8.5 – Two teams would have struggled against the fantastic Frenchman. Defence splitting pass set up second goal.
Elneny 8 – Brilliant passing and movement. Read the game very well.
Alexis 9 – What a joy to have him back near his best. Bamboozled defenders with pace, power, tricks and energy.
Ozil 8 – Some outrageous skills as well as knitting everything together.
Iwobi 8.5 – A big star in the offing if he keeps this up. Assist and a goal to cap another great game.
Welbeck 8 – Didn’t score but was vital cog in our attacking engine.
Giroud 6 – Decent effort. Looks hungry.
Walcott 7 – Nice goal and starting to look himself again.
Campbell 7 – Little time but good assist for final goal.