If Arsenal had managed to score the goal we needed to avoid the FA cup replay with Hull City, then the player who scored it would have got my Man of the Match. All three of the starting forwards looked sharp and could jave won it but the Hull keeper played a blinder and as our defenders were rarely tested I have gone for the impressive Mohamed Elneny who hardly put a foot wrong.
Ospina 5.5 – Not much to do but seems to be lacking confidence.
Chambers 6.5 – Got into good areas and joined in attacks while staying solid at the back.
Mertesacker 6 – Could have played in slippers.
Koscielny 6 – strong game but could have put us in big trouble with late tackle after being booked.
Gibbs 6 – Solid but struggled to influence the game.
Flamini 6 – Worked hard and tried to get forward without much success.
Elneny 7.5 – Looks a class act. Great energy and defensive awareness with crisp passing.
Iwobi 7 – Moves broke down at times against resolute defence but continues to impress and looks good for the future.
Campbell 7 – Generally good play and great free kick but we needed a bit more.
Welbeck 7 – Looked sharp and a threat in first start for 10 months.
Walcott 7 – Good movement and link up but just lacked a finish.
Giroud 6.5 – Strong and determined 25 minutes.
Alexis 6 – Tried hard but needs to find his shooting boots.
Chamberlain 6 – Lively and direct.