I am not just trying to be different in picking Theo Walcott as my Man of the Match from the Arsenal win over title rivals Manchester City last night, even though the obvious choice was our king of assists Mesut Ozil, who put in another performance full of quality and class. But as well as being a constant threat and scoring a fantastic goal that set Arsenal on course for the victory, Walcott put in a huge shift and was often found making a crucial block near our own goal line.
Cech 7.5 – No chance on goal and did nothing wrong.
Bellerin 6 – Worked hard. Better going forward but still a bit off his best.
Mertesacker 8 – Commanding, calm and key role from our BFG.
Koscielny 8 – Solid as always and looked to start attacks including key pass for opening goal.
Monreal 7 – Very good from Nacho. He never lets us down.
Flamini 7.5 . Very important job against Silva, Toure and all. Underrated.
Ramsey 8 – Great discipline from the Welshman. Perhaps should have sealed the game.
Campbell 7.5 – Another impressive and tireless shift for the team. Finishing needs to improve.
Ozil – 8.5 – Key passes, involvement, work rate and two more assists. Magical Mesut.
Walcott 9 – What a goal and a brilliant all round game.
Giroud 7.5 – Committed, crucial contribution and well taken goal.
Gibbs 6 – Another good job helping us to see game out.
Chamberlain 6 – Looked sharp in his short time.
Chambers 6 – Just a few minutes but put himself about.