The match today saw Arsenal get to their second consecutive FA Cup final after Alexis delivers the goods with two goals however, it was a poor performance.

Szczęsny - 6 – Should have saved the Reading goal but let it in, dealt with the rest quite comfortably and looked controlled while punching the ball clear.

Debuchy - 6 – Didn’t offer much going forward but played well considering he’s been out with an injury.

Mertesacker - 6 – Defended well but looked shaky with Mackie always chasing the ball down.

Koscielny - 7 – Defended really well and was solid for the whole game.

Gibbs - 6 – Gibbs final ball was poor and gave the ball away often which led to Reading often countering.

Coquelin - 6 – Defended well but was often slow in releasing the ball which meant that the tempo was slow.

Cazorla - 7 – A good game by Cazorla often playing simple passes but again never really picked up the tempo.

Ӧzil - 7 – A very good first half provided the assist for the opening goal but dropped off in the second half.

Ramsey - 6 – Not the greatest performance by Ramsey mainly because he was played on the wing and missed the presence of Bellerin on the outside. Also, missed a chance in normal time to win the game.

Sanchez - 8 – Worked hard off the ball like usual and grabbed both of the goals showing his quality once again.

Welbeck - 6 – Welbeck was quiet for most of the time he was on the pitch but did look dangerous behind Reading’s back line.


Gabriel - 7 – Came on for Mertesacker who picked up an injury and defended well. Made an important tackle in extra time when it was 1-1

Giroud - 7 – Changed the game when he came on and instantly made an impact. He held up the play well and got Arsenals midfielders involved.

Walcott - N/A – Didn’t have much time to influence the game.

Overall a good win after a poor performance and that’s all matter. Arsenal will now play either Liverpool or Aston Villa in the final at Wembley


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+2 #3 Nsikak Inyang 2015-04-19 07:42
Arsenal players were bullied all through the game...the Championship side was too physical...The boys had to play safe to avoid injury...we look good to retain the trophy at Emirate...Good win for me.
#2 ursulal murphy 2015-04-19 00:41
Thought B B C Commentary on game very poor both by the studio panel and in game commentators just because game wasn't scintillating doesn't mean they should be so poor, cliched and plain boring. The criticism of Arsenal lacked balance and any semblance of fairness, listening to them one would think the Reading team were better and were just unlucky!
+2 #1 The BearMan 2015-04-18 20:51
The game was hard to watch at given moment.

But Wembley Arsenal has earn the right to play in the final. Come on Arsenal