A disappointing performance but three points none the less. All the talk was about the protest in the 12 minute which turned out to be as half-hearted as Arsenal’s title challenge. It was the substitute Welbeck who grabbed the three points and moves Arsenal that one step closer to getting in the top four again.
Cech – 8 - Was needed in the first half pulling off several good saves.
Bellerin – 6 – Looks dangerous going forward but his final ball has been poor over the past few weeks and definitely needs improving.
Mertesacker – 6 – Played well before going off injured.
Koscielny – 6 – A good performance and looked assured throughout the evening.
Elneny – 7 – Played well and nearly scored a second for Arsenal and played with plenty of energy.
Ramsey – 6 –Kept the ball ticking over but can be guilty of slowing down the play.
Sanchez – 6 – Fairly quiet in the game but worked hard all game before being substituted.
Ӧzil – 7 – Played a great pass in the second half and tried to probe all evening but didn’t have that pace in behind in the first half.
Iwobi – 6 – Looked lively in the first half but was substituted early in the second half.
Giroud – 6 –Not his greatest game but did get the assist for the goal which was crucial.
Gabriel - 6 – Came on for the injured Mertesacker made a great last ditch tackle late on.
Welbeck – 8 – Changed the game by running in behind and scored the winner.
Coquelin – N/A – Didn’t have any time to influence the game
Not the greatest game but Arsenal came through and won it which should help them in the race for third or fourth. Arsenal now travel away to Manchester City next week.