I could have given a few Arsenal players the Man of the Match award for yesterday´s hard fought win at Newcastle, with Cazorla´s probing and patient passing as well as Oxlade-Chamberlain´s direct approach and shot for the goal being key factors, but for me the anchoring presence of Coquelin in midfield and his ability to keep the ball and his cool amid concerted pressure was brilliant.
Cech 6 – Pretty much a spectator.
Bellerin 6 – A bit wasteful at times but worked hard and got forward to help our attackers.
Gabriel 7 – Not too busy but impressive and sharp when needed.
Koscielny 7 – Rean and sorted out a few dangerous counter attacks. Assured.
Monreal 7 – Did well in attack and nearly helped us break through.
Coquelin 8 – Towering and dominant from the Frenchman and his long range passing is looking good too.
Cazorla 7.5 – Perhaps missed Ozil but was our creative spark.
Ramsey 7 – Worked hard but slowed things up at times. His fierce shot led to our goal.
Chamberlain 7.5 – Lost the ball at times but took risks and responsibility and got us the goal.
Alexis 7.5 – Looked the most likely to score and just needs a goal to get going.
Walcott 6 – Tough game but should have scored at least one of his few chances.
Giroud 6 – Got involved but also should have taken a chance.
Arteta 6 – Calm and passed it well to see out game.