I know that the Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez only played for the final half an hour of the disappointing Premier League defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium yesterday, and he did not manage to get the goal we were so desperate for, but his introduction did produce the best period of the game for the 10 man Gunners and his return from injury was the only real positive for us.
Cech 7 – Some good saves and usual composure but left exposed for Costa goal.
Bellerin 7 – Pretty solid and enterprising on tough day.
Mertesacker 2 – Was playing badly even before that awful moment. Yeah let’s look the other way when going for a crucial sliding tackle on a well known cheat. Genius from the BFG.
Koscielny 6 – Steady but not his best game.
Monreal 6 – Decent defensively but little influence going forward.
Flamini 4 – A bit of a shocked just when we needed him at his best. Come back soon Coquelin.
Ramsey 7 – Tried everything to drag us back into the game but needed more help.
Campbell 5 – Subdued and struggled to have an impact.
Ozil 7 – Similar to Ramsey but good to have him back.
Walcott 5 – Didn´t quite happen for our captain for the day.
Giroud 5 – Sacrificed early so hard to rate. Liked his despair at going off though.
Gabriel 6.5 – Played well and will hopefully now keep his place.
Alexis 8 – Sharp, dynamic, powerful and skilful. Boy do Arsenal need him now!
Chamberlain 6.5 – Good cameo from the England international.