Arsenal player ratings from FA cup win over Man City – Ox MOTM

This FA cup semi-final win came through a hard working if not exactly free flowing Arsenal performance. We held firm despite being second best in the first half and managed to win in extra time thanks to a few strong individual showings from the likes of Gabriel and Holding, but for his overall contribution including the brilliant cross for Monreal’s leveller I gave my Man of the Match pick to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Cech 6 – Could have done more to stop Aguero opener but generally in control.

Gabriel 8 – Best performance from him in some time. Strong and committed.

Koscielny 7 – Missed a couple of tackles but still pretty good.

Holding 7.5 – Very good defensive display but should have scored that free header.

Xhaka 7 – Better from the Swiss but could still do more to control the centre.

Ramsey 6.5 – Got better but still rusty and making mistakes.

Monreal 7.5 – Great goal and good all round game down the left.

Oxlade-Chamberlain 8.5 – Dynamic and energetic display with key assist and plenty of good football.

Ozil 7 – Struggled to impact the game as much as usual but worked hard and played okay.

Alexis 7.5 – Not a lot of impact but came up with crucial winner.

Giroud 6 – Not a great game from the Frenchman.

Welbeck 7 – Impressive and dangerous off the bench. Decision making just let him down at times.

Bellerin and Coquelin 6 – Helped to see the game out in their short spells.



  1. mick ford says:

    good win woudnt have done it if walcot had been playing

    1. Dr Livingston says:

      Walcott would have finished at least one of the chances Welbeck failed to!!

      1. Jan says:

        Hahaha spot on mate…it just tells you how bad is Wellbeck!!

  2. Guneal (English Arsenal fans let me down) says:

    Bob you’re too generous to a fault.

  3. Invincibles49 says:

    Petr’s time is up. Time to find a new goalkeeper!

    1. Goonerboy says:

      I have always said it that Chelsea, defensive set up built Cech’s reputation, he his totally past it…but no need for a new GK….next season, we should have:


      Szz can’t be worse than Cech, he even shared the golden glove with Cech some seasons ago, he just needs to be matured that’s all….

      1. Janssen says:

        what’s wrong with Ospina?

  4. John Ibrahim says:

    if we had a better manager and quality players we would won at least 5 nil

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Cech ???
    Ramsey ???????????
    Ozil ??????
    Giroud ????
    Welbeck ?

    Everyone else gets a ?

    1. Muffdiver says:

      Loving it

      We will call it..wengers merdé meter

  6. Pablo Picaso says:

    Well deserved MOTM Ox. Special mention goes out to Gabriel and Holding.

    Next seasons first 11 =

    Gabriel Kos Mustafi
    OX New DM Carzola New wing back
    Lacazette Sanchez

    Bench: Bellarin / Welbeck / Holding / Xhaka / Cech / etc.
    Manager: New guy.

  7. gordon says:

    Is winning the Cup enough for AFC if not in top 4 . Chelsea is no gimme in the Final ? On a one off game it is possible for AFC to beat anyone .

  8. lord wafflebury says:

    As in Muppet Of The Match ? …sorry soopa that went to ramsey !!

  9. lord wafflebury says:

    Ozil a 7….0.5 less than Nacho !!! You are kidding right ?
    Struggled to impact the game…tick
    Worked many times was he shown up strolling back as if he was on daddys yacht !
    Played again..twice fluffed good chances when put through in the box
    A 5 from me at best..likewise giroud and ramsey and thats being generous

  10. lord wafflebury says:

    Hey bob…what happened to my posted comment challenging your score for Ozil…you an ozil fan and didnt like my critisism…was right there after soopa comment now both gone ???

    1. Jan says:

      I’m Ozil’s fan too, so?

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