It was a great attacking game at Selhurst Park and Arsenal were set up to score more than Crystal Palace, and so it proved in the end, although we should have won much more comfortably. But luckily Alexis was on song at last and won it for us with two goals in quick succession. Our defending is still suspect but at least the ball is going in the net sometimes!
So here are my ratings….
Couldn’t do much about either goal, and didn’t have anything else serious to do..
Never looks very commanding any more. Maybe he just can’t handle this amount of games any more?
Brilliant goal and was by far our best defender on the day.
Was thrown in at the deep end and found it hard to cope, but can only improve
Jack is back! We wouldn’t have won without him. Brilliant assist.
Still adapting it seems and rarely impresses. Surprised Wenger never rotates him…
Up and down performance sometimes looked threatening but many passes went astray
Looked better after his enforced rest. Got involved more and will improve
His first goal was a potshot but his second showed he hasn’t lost his superb skill
Another top class performance. Sign Da Ting!
Gives defenders lots to do but sometimes tries too hard to do it alone
Coquelin and Maitland-Niles – not on long enough for ratings