It was a great, if surprising, Arsenal win over Man United yesterday afternoon and there were some good performances from quite a few players, although our star men Alexis and Ozil seemed a little more subdued than normal. The Ox, Gibbs, Welbeck and Ramsey made it look like we actually have a British Core again.
So here are my ratings for Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Man United….
The big keeper carried on his fine form from last week’s defeat at Sp*rs and was alert and agile. Will be pleased with a clean sheet against his old boss.
Seems to growing well into his new role in the back three. Definitely an Arsenal star of the future although he nearly gifted a goal to Rooney.
The Boss was also partly at fault for the Rooney cockup, but was mostly his usual solid self. Got a booking for a cynical foul on Martial.
Another one growing into his new role. He seemed more composed as time went on yesterday. He seems to have got over his early season troubles.
The Ox 8
Having been tried in every position by Wenger he now seems to have found his true calling. His energy down the wings is amazing but the end product can still be a bit frustrating at times. The cross for Welbeck’s goal was perfect and he certainly earned the MOTM.
The Welshman’s energy earned him the SkySports MOTM award, but not for me. He had the best missed chance of the game and seems to panic when in on goal. Not scored for over a year and needs a bit of luck to regain his confidence and his new boot design hasn’t helped him find his goalscoring form at all.
Played with more than his usual composure and sent a couple of excellent long balls to the strikers. I am sure he will be a much better player next season.
Doesn’t seem very interested any more. Let’s hope he steps up in the Cup Final with a trophy at stake.
Another one that seems to have grown in confidence with the new system. Very composed yesterday and seems to be earning himself a new contract this summer.
Great energy and a great goal well taken. If only he could stay fit for a whole season we could find out if he is a truly great striker or not. Maybe next year…
Occasional flashes of his old self, but he seems to me to be thinking about where he will be playing next season…