An excellent day all round for Arsenal as they finally found their scoring boots and Walcott, Giroud and Sanchez all getting on the scoresheet and doubling our tally for the season to 10. There were many top-class performers yesterday but I don’t really expect you to guess who was MOTM as Alexis Sanchez was sublime and has now scored hat-tricks in Serie A, La Liga, the Premier League and in the Copa Libertadores (The South American Champions League) for Colo-Colo.
Petr Cech – 8
Couldn’t really do much about the two goals but made at least one World Class save and was solid in a busy game.
Bellerin – 8.5
Great performance by the youngster and was instrumental in us Alexis’ first goal.
Mertesacker – 7
Could maybe have done more to prevent both goals but otherwise he had a strong return.
Koscielny – 7
Not quite his usual commanding self, but there was a lot more presssure than he usually gets.
Monreal – 8
As usual a very solid performance and rarely puts a foot wrong.
Flamini – 5
Didn’t live up to his billing and Leicester were on top for the 20 minutes he was on the pitch before his injury.
Cazorla – 7
Not quite as dominant as usual but a great pass to Theo!
Ozil – 8
He seems to be more prominent nowadays and that floater for Sanchez was pure class
Ramsey – 6
Still not convinced he should be played on the wing and was wasteful at times
Sanchez – 9
Three completely different goals – Sanchez is back!
Arteta – 8
Getting back to form and the side definitely improved when Flamini went off
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7
Only 15 minutes cameo but we were more dangerous after he replaced Ramsey. No own goal this week!
Giroud – 7
Scored a decent goal, but I was worried when he missed a sitter so soon after coming on. Confidence booster hopefully.