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.

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#7 Frank 2016-05-11 06:57
There is a striker Arsene Wenger should consider signing . Although he is 32/33 years old he is one of the best naturalstrikersin the EPL . JERMAIN DEFOE !!!!. He will bring a lot of movement at the front . Imagine him working with Ozil and Sanchez !!!!
#6 Frank 2016-05-08 15:59
We are about to play Manchester City and Wenger has retained Giroud as the lead striker . What is this obsession with GIROUD ???? A striker who goes for over a dozen games without a goa !!!!!! My conviction is we lost the League because of Wenger's attachment to Giroud . Where is Campbell ???? We need a change next season . NO GIROUD next season .
+1 #5 geoff martin 2016-05-01 19:15
for gods sake as well as ours leave out Giroud altogether,
Wellbeck and Campbel deserve to start, as they have already proved this season
+1 #4 Dagamra 2016-05-01 07:00
It us the old story over and over again. Too many missed chances and there is need to add a midfield enforcer and a reckoned goalscorer in the likes of Suarez, Neimar, Cristiano, Lewandosk just but to mention a few. AW has raped us the title this season again. We need to bring in another manager in the likes if Diego Simeon in preparation of 2016-2017
+1 #3 Mike Dunne 2016-04-30 23:35
Very similar to other performances this year. Norwich could have had three goals in the first half. They hassled well and hit Arsenal on the break. Doesn't this sound the same as many games in the past. The only difference was that Wellbeck came on and was really busy running into spaces. Ironically I thought Iwobi did similar things until he was substituted.
+1 #2 Macgooner56 2016-04-30 23:14
Yes,three points, no Theo Walcott jumping over the ball like a little girl, wellbeck showing giroud where the goal is, that's the positives out the way, the rest is dross served up as some kind of pass n move football which it certainly ain't cos it's total cobblers, slow boring sideways backwards wall passing garbage, glad to see the season over, sick of Wengers open arms pose,lazy clueless players earning too much cash, and a greedy yank leeching off the club Iv supported since 1962, I'm going down the pub!!
+3 #1 Smak 2016-04-30 22:14
What happen? Monreal played so poorly you didn't even notice him ?