Arsenal ran out winners in a game which was more difficult than it should have been. This was definitely a game of two halves, Arsenal were great in the first but were poor in the second. The players looked tired and dead on their legs but hung on to a precious 3 points and keep up the momentum.
Ospina - 8 – Ospina who had a quiet first half pulled off two great saves in the second to make sure Arsenal took 3 points home.
Chambers - 6 – Chambers had a fairly quiet game on the attacking front and was okay defensively. Chambers was frustrating at times trying to dribble with the ball all of the time.
Gabriel - 7 – The match saw a return for Gabriel who had a decent game and put in a couple of key blocks and defended well for large periods.
Koscielny - 7 – Koscielny was his usual self in defence defending well and showing aggression with his team mates to get them organised.
Monreal - 6 – A fairly quiet game, good defensively and didn’t really do much attacking.
Coquelin - 8 – An excellent performance from the defensive midfielder, great pressing and tackling once again showing how vital he is to this team.
Ramsey - 7 – A good game from the Welshman looks like he may be coming back to his best with them lung busting runs.
Sanchez - 6 – A good performance but didn’t really test Krul at all, but did have a good bit of play in the first half where he set up Welbeck after a good piece of skill.
Cazorla - 6 – A quiet game and looked like he was tired, didn’t really have much influence.
Welbeck - 6 – Some good spells by Welbeck but looked tired near the end but did have a good chance after great play from Sanchez.
Giroud - 9 – A fantastic performance by the inform Frenchman. Two great headers and scored when Arsenal were on top. Giroud once again showed why he is important and now has 9 goals in 9 games.
Bellerin - N/A – Didn’t have much time to influence the game.
Rosicky - N/A – Didn’t influence the game.
Flamini - N/A – Didn’t influence the game.