A very nerve-wracking away win, but an away win nonetheless. Arsenal are keeping up their average of conceding two goals a game, and Cardiff matched that despite not having scored at all in their previous three games. Luckily we scored more!
it is our usual story of great attack and rubbish defence, so with that in mind, here are my ratings:
It looks like he is not the man to play out from the back, or he is too old to learn new tricks. At least Cardiff only had three attempts on target but two of them ended as goals!
Again proved he is good going forward but his defending is rubbish.
Ditto. A great goal from his head and an even better header that somehow got saved. But defensively???
He is growing on me. No nonsense defender and often left on his own
Another defender that nearly scored as well, but also not as solid as his usual self yesterday.
Passed the ball quickly and accurately, but we were definitely better when he was replaced by Torreira
Getting forward a lot more nowadays but his shooting is woeful!
He is definitely getting better and was commanding in midfield yesterday. Trying his best to make the Number Ten his main role
It doesn’t look like he likes being on the wing, but improved a bit in the second half as he moved more central, but perhaps we actually need a proper winger. His replacement by Welbeck maybe proves that?
Mostly anonymous in first half but a brilliant opportunistic goal made up for it in the second.
Man of The Match – Great winning goal and was our liveliest player throughout. Should start with Auba every week.
Excellent again from the bench. What is Emery’s problem? I’m sure he’s fit enough to play 90 minutes every week!