A refreshing and massively impressive away performance from the Gunners as Arsene Wenger’s men hit back at critics and finally win an away game against a big team, beating the current champions, Manchester City, 2-0 thanks to a Santi Cazorla penalty in the first half followed up by an Olivier Giroud header after the hour mark. Despite only having 35% possession in the game the persistence and determination of the team saw Arsenal out play City as their discipline shone through.

Arsenal returned to 5th in the table with a comfortable 3 -0 win against Stoke City. This game was much different from Stoke away just a month ago. Alexis was the star of the show again with two goals and an assist which also saw David Ospina make his league debut.

Arsenal started well and got in front early which was the quickest they have scored this season. From a corner Koscielny played it back out to Sanchez before running back into the middle to finish off the Sanchez cross. Sanchez then made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute with a bit of neat play between an excellent Rosicky and the star Sanchez. Sanchez then drove at the Stoke defence from the pass before whipping it in to the near post. Sanchez showed pace, skill and bravery and continues to impress.

This was a big game for the Gunners today. They wanted to prove themselves against a Stoke side who ran riot on them a month ago. It was also a chance to vault ahead of Spurs in the league.

Ospina -6- Very quiet game for Ospina, did everything that was asked of him, even though it was simple. Clean sheet is always nice to see.

Debuchy - n/a - Looked promising at the start of the match. Covered well and looks dangerous attacking. Hopefully his injury isn’t too serious.

Arsenal are comfortably through to the 4th round of the FA cup after beating an average Hull side 2-0. Hull who made 10 changes never really troubled Arsenal with Ospina only making one save in the game which was comfortable. The match saw Walcott, Bellerin and Campbell all given chances to impress.

Arsenal scored from a corner in the 20th minute when Per Mertesacker headed in after being given too much room. Arsenal then had chances in quick succession but none were taken. The second half had become quiet and Arsenal lost their rhythm however, Arsenal were never really troubled as a lot of the Hull attacks were played in front of the defence.

Arsenal gave chances to various players following the disastrous defeat to Southampton during the week, with Ospina, Bellerin and Campbell given the chance to shine. A weak Hull side would give some Arsenal players a chance to impress and get on the scoresheet.

Ospina- 6 - Very quiet day at the office for Ospina. Hull struggled to challenge the Arsenal goal but Ospina did well when called into action making a couple of routine saves.

Bellerin- 6 - Didn’t seem as confident today. Saw no pacey runs straight at the defence like we’ve seen before but had a good defensive display. Made 6 interceptions in the game along with 5 tackles made. Good showing for the young wing back.