Arsenal end the week in style after an outstanding display at an inform Leicester. The score line may be emphatic but this was a much closer affair than that suggests. A hat trick for Alexis Sanchez was the major headline but Walcott and Giroud also chipped in. Arsenal went 1-0 down when Vardy scored early on but an excellent pass form Cazorla was finished by Walcott who was outstanding all afternoon. Sanchez then scored a tap in, a header and a long range effort. Vardy then scored again before Giroud scored a clinical finish.

Arsenal lose to Chelsea once again at Stamford Bridge but it wasn’t without controversy. Referee Mike Dean will receive a lot of abuse over the next few days and it will be fully justified. Arsenal were defending well until Dean got crucial decisions wrong. Gabriel was sent off in the incident before Zouma and a Chambers own goal saw Arsenal lose again at Chelsea. If Costa had been sent off it may have been a different game.

Cech – 7 – It wasn’t the result Cech wanted on his return but he did play well making a couple of key saves. Cech was not to blame in either of the goals.

Bellerin – 6 – A decent performance by Bellerin who defended well in large parts of the game. He didn’t really get forward which was at large due to being down to 10 men.

Arsenal moved into the top four after victory against Stoke. Arsenal ran out comfortable winners in the end after scoring their first goals at home in the new season. The score line did not reflect Arsenal dominance and for long periods looked like Arsenal would not score that all important second goal. Arsenal’s goal scorers were Walcott and Giroud.

Cech – 7 – A third consecutive clean sheet for the goalkeeper Cech. Although, he didn’t have a lot to do he dealt with everything comfortably.

Arsenal claimed their first win of the season at Selhurst Park with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. Following a bitterly disappointing opening day, The Gunners were determined to put things right to kick start their season in to life.

The open half was filled with exciting and open attacking football played with a high intensity which presented chances for both sides. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with an acrobatic volley in the 16th minute, however the Gunners were pegged back with a precise low drive from Palace defender Joel Ward.

The second half presented less chances with the first as Palace tightened up their defence compared to the first half which could have seen Arsenal put the game out of sight. The winning goal came in the 55th minute as Hector Bellerin sent in an inviting cross which was met by the head of Alexis Sanchez who showed tremendous desire to beat Ward in the air, his header then deflected off Delaney’s foot who put the ball in to his own net to give Arsenal their first win of the season.

Triumph for Arsenal as they lift the FA cup for the 12th time and the 6th under Wenger’s reign.  A 4-0 win doesn’t tell the whole story as Arsenal were excellent all game playing  a high tempo game with crisp passing which made Villa look ordinary.

Szczesny - 7 – After much talk before the game, the giant pole performed and showed Arsenal he may not yet be finished. There was a change in tactic from the Arsenal keeper who decided to come for most balls to stop the dangerous Benteke.