Arsenal begin another difficult run of fixtures, but the FA Cup quarter-final against Everton was possibly the most important. It remains the Gunner best chance of success, and after being held to a 1-1 draw in the league encounter, it was a huge source of relief of joy to Gooner that Arsenal prevailed, winning 4-1.
Lukasz Fabianski - 7 – He could do little with the goal, but was pretty competent otherwise. Will probably be pretty busy on Tuesday night.
Bacary Sagna – 8 – He was a key attacking outlet in the first-half, although he eagerness to attack left Arsenal exposed for the Everton equaliser. His second-half performance was even more impressive, defending doggedly, and providing a superb assist for the third goal.
Per Mertesacker – 7 – The German had his hands full dealing with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas, but he always managed to keep them on a relatively short leash. His positioning and organisation was to its usual standard, and he made more clearances (12) than any of his teammates.