It was not really too difficult tp pick a Man of the Match from the Arsenal win over Burnley in the fourth round of the FA cup, despite some impressive performances from the likes of Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers, Alex Iwobi and the Ox because the star man Alexis Sanchez scored the winner and set up the opener as well as being the best player on the pitch.
Ospina 6 – Goal not his fault but some nerves early on. Recovered well.
Chambers 7.5 – Great goal and impressive game, especially going forward.
Gabriel 6.5 – A couple of early mistakes and beaten too easily for their goal. Good apart from that.
Koscielny 7 – Got away with his one mistake and defended well.
Gibbs 7.5 – Very good from the England man. Deserves to play more on that showing.
Coquelin 6.5 – A touch rusty but got better and great to have him back.
Elneny 7 – Was everywhere on a generally very good debut. Too easily outmuscled at times and needs more discipline.
Chamberlain 7.5 – Lively and dangerous in a confidence boosting game. Great run and cross to assist Sanchez.
Iwobi 7.5 – Looks the real deal. Great vision and technical skill with a cool head.
Alexis 8.5 – Brilliant and what a difference he makes to Arsenal.
Giroud 6 – Some good stuff but not enough impact and his flicks did not quite come off.
Rosicky 6 – Nice to see him back and looking sharp.
Arteta 6 – Strong 20 minutes from the captain.
Walcott 5 – Fluffed a great chance to score.
Nice to see Rosicky back and looking sharp? ?
Yep…. and that’s him out injured for 6 weeks, with a thigh strain… Let’s be honest here, it’s Game Over for him.
Rosicky is out for a month unfortunately
Another clean sheet for Giroud.
Thats 6 in last 8 games…at this rate will break Cechs record!
Ox’s rating is too high. He did some good stuff and had his best game in a while but still takes one dribble too many too often and fails to get his head up to pick up the guy making the run.
Sanchez MOTM for sure. Honorable mention goes to Iwobi.
Gibbs gets a 7.5 ? ?
For his moment of madness, with that bizarre sliding tackle on Coquelin ? He caught him right on the ankle.
Fatboy you do know he slipped, right?
And goodbye Rosicky, thanks for the memories. We would still have time to replace him.. Although Iwobi could take his spot easy.
Really? ? ?
I heard that Flamini offered Gibbs a couple of million to take out Elneny ? but Gibbs, not being that smart, mistook Coquelin for Elneny. ?
Agreed! Our energizer “bunny” one goal and an assist! I say hell yeah! Coyg!
monreal and bellerin can have a good night sleep after watching last nighys game
monreal and bellerin can have a good night sleep after watching last nights game
Alex Iwobi is a star on the rise! Good shift by him yesterday! Coyg!
Rosicky, Arteta and Wilshere will never be fit enough to play a full season..or even half. They are on a combined 50k-per-week? That’s worldclass wages going down the toilet every week.
You only need look to Chile to realise Alexis is the type of player that can win you championships, or alternatively you could watch him for five minutes and you may get the same conclusion. How important now will he become with two months rest and raring to go.
Iwobi in 2 years may make us forget Ox.