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.

The last game of season ended in an Arsenal win which was routine. There were outstanding performances from Walcott and Wilshere who may have given a decision to Arsene Wenger about who to play in the cup final.

Ospina – 6 – A fairly easy game for Ospina as he didn’t have too much to do however he should have done better with the West Brom goal.

Bellerin – 7 – A fairly comfortable game for the Spanish right back who didn’t have too much defending to do.

This Sunday’s match saw Arsenal grab a point at Old Trafford. It was a game of two halves which saw Arsenal play really poorly within the first half which was summed up by having no shots on goal but an improved Arsenal rescued a point.

Ospina - 7 -  Dealt with most stuff well and couldn’t really do much about the goal as it was sweetly struck.

Bellerin - 7 – A good match by Bellerin considering he was dealing with an inform Young.

Sunday afternoons match saw a draw between inform Arsenal and Chelsea who now look like premier league winners. Although, it ended 0-0, the first half was entertaining with penalty shouts galore but the second hard was a lot quieter.

Ospina 7 – Could have given a penalty away earlier on but pulled off a smart save to deny Ramires.

Bellerin 7 – Bellerin’s form continues and kept Hazard quiet for all of the game. The biggest compliment I can give is that Hazard was hardly mentioned and cleared Oscar’s lob off the line.