Once again there were a number of Arsenal players that put in great performances and could have been names as the Man of the Match. I am not going to argue with the BT sport pick of Santi Cazorla but for me the stand out man was FRancis Coquelin who showed some great technical ability and passing to add to his usual defensive strength.
Szczesny 7 – Positive, sharp and alert but was not sorely tested and made one small mistake.
Bellerin 8 – A great game but could have conceded a penalty for a clumsy tackle.
Mertesacker 8 – Didn’t have too much to do but was in charge of Benteke all day long.
Koscielny 8 – Did all that was asked of him.
Monreal 8 – Top game from the Spaniard both defending and going forward.
Coquelin 9.5 – Brilliant from the best who had a passing accuracy of over 92 percent and suggested that any summer DM signing could struggle to get in the first team.
Cazorla 9 – Was everywhere and controlled the game from the middle.
Ramsey 8 . Grew into the game and was involved in almost all our creative play.
Ozil 8 – Some sublime stuff from the German but not his very best.
Alexis 9 – What a goal to cap an all round great performance.
Walcott 9 – PLaying as well as ever and giving us a great option up front. Fantastic finish!
Giroud 7 – Had not really influenced the game but took his goal with real class.
Wilshere 7 – More very encouraging stuff from the injury hit star.
Chamberlain 6 – Not enough time to shine.
Wenger 9 – became the most successful FA cup manager in true Prof style.