Arsenal 2 – Manchester City 1: Player Ratings

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A great win for the and suddenly this season doesn’t seem too bad, with a place in the final of the . Whether we can actually win that game is a different matter, however, let’s just enjoy the moment for now.

 

Petr Cech – 6.5
Wasn’t good enough on the goal, should have come out a lot quicker! However, he made up for it with a great save from Yaya Toure’s effort.

 

Gabriel – 8.5
Easily the best game he’s had in an Arsenal shirt, defended really well and suits the new formation down to a tee.

 

Laurent Koscielny – 8
Solid as always at the back, it’s nice to see a defence that you’re confident in for a change.

 

Rob Holding – 8.5
It was a massive game for the 20-year old, nevertheless, he dealt with the pressure easily putting in a great performance at the back.

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 9
Great cross for Monreal’s goal! Was going back and forth down the line superbly,  it looks like that right wing back position is suited perfectly for him.

 

Aaron Ramsey – 6
Worked hard all day, but he gave away the ball which led to City’s goal.

 

Granit Xhaka – 7
Was also responsible for City’s goal, he shouldn’t have been that far up the pitch and instead sat back on Aguero. Though he worked hard all day.

 

Nacho Monreal – 9
One of our best players today and even managed to get a goal for us, defended terrifically all game.

 

Mesut Ozil – 7
Not his best game in an Arsenal shirt, had quite a few chances to make a big difference in the game but he didn’t take them.

 

Alexis Sanchez – 7.5
Always loves a big game, managed to get the winning goal as well.

 

Olivier Giroud – 6.5
Don’t think he fits into this new formation, he played similarly against Middlesborough and we looked better when he went off. However, if he doesn’t get good service, we can’t really blame him for anything.

 

Substitutes
Danny Welbeck – 7

Hector Bellerin – 6.5

Francis Coquelin – 6