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Arsenal player ratings from Stoke stuffing – Alexis MOTM

After the sort of performance we saw from Arsenal yesterday as we beat the Britannia stadium jinx and gave the old foe Stoke City a good stuffing, especially as it was a true team effort, there are plenty of Gunners who could be considered for the Man of the Match award, with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Ozil and Bellerin shining, but once again I have to give it to that man Alexis Sanchez, especially after his goal celebration seemed to suggest he was staying at the Emirates.

Did erasing Stoke stigma prove Wenger can steer Arsenal right?

It is so hard for an Arsenal fan like me to know what to think about the future of the club right now, and whether Arsene Wenger can not only keep his job as manager but do what we all want him to and cement his great legacy by steering the Gunners to another Premier League title.

Arsenal flying, West Ham up for it – Wenger or Klopp?

Despit all the pressure that has been on Arsenal and our manager Arsene Wenger this year, there is a very good chance that the wily old Frenchman could come out looking a good deal better than at least two of his big rivals, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp, so which of the high profile coaches will be left with the most egg on their face?

Arsenal WILL be up for Tottenham but is that enough?

One thing that has been plaguing Arsenal and our challenge for the Premier League title all season, and for quite a few years now to be fair, is the tendency of the Gunners to not really turn up for a match. Whether it has been on an individual player by player level or whether the whole team as a unit has been lacklustre for some reason or another, and boy have we been punished plenty of times for it.

How will Arsenal cope without Koscielny for Tottenham clash?

While the last few minutes of the last game Arsenal played were massive for the Gunners and our chances of yet another top four finish as a late own goal by Huth gave us a vital win over Leicester City, they may also have dealt those hopes a massive blow, as our best centre back Laurent Koscielny picked up a knee injury that could rule him out of the north London derby, reports The Mirror.

Would Arsenal have been up with Spurs and Chelsea with Cazorla?

There were quite a few interesting things for Arsenal fans to think about from the interview that the former Gunners and France midfield star Robert Pires gave to BWIN this week, especially as the Frenchman has a great insight to all things going on behind the scenes at Arsenal because of his coaching role at the club and his close relationship for many years with Arsene Wenger.

Is Wenger wrong to discuss Alli transfer before Arsenal play Tottenham?

I have to assume that the fact Arsenal really need to get something from the north London derby tomorrow to keep any realistic hopes of another top four finish alive and kicking is part of the reason for Arsene Wenger being willing to talk about the Gunners looking into the transfer of the Tottenham and England international star Dele Alli when he was coming through as a young player with MK Dons.