That’s exactly what the Gunners were after, a convincing win and a place at Wembley, with one step closer to silverware.
Petr Cech – 7
Didn’t have much to do, however, he made some strong saves in the first half to keep Lincoln out.
Hector Bellerin – 8
Was great going forward with the ball, made us a real threat down the right-hand side.
Shkodran Mustafi – 7
Lincoln didn’t trouble the centre back, the only incident he was involved in was when he got an elbow in the face early on.
Laurent Koscielny – 7.5
Played well, whether that’s because the Lincoln offence was poor or his defending was top notch.
Kieran Gibbs – 8
Played well down the left-hand side and managed to get an assist for the own goal.
Aaron Ramsey – 8.5
He couldn’t finish any of his chances, although he still managed to get a goal and have a 92% successful pass rate.
Granit Xhaka – 7
Managed to get the play going from far back and had a great passing range, but like normal he managed to pick up a yellow card early on.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain– 6
Was doing well, but a hamstring opportunity forced him off before half-time.
Alexis Sanchez – 9.5
Played great in the second half and mediocre in the first. Managed to get a goal and his exceptional free kick rocked the woodwork.
Olivier Giroud – 8
Got a goal and managed to hold up the player well for the other forwards.
Theo Walcott – 8.5
One of our most threatening forwards and managed to break the deadlock early on, so that the goals kept on coming in.
Lucas Perez – 6.5
Mesut Ozil – 7.5
Francis Coquelin – 7