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Arsenal went into this match on the back of a great weekend – both Spurs and Chelsea dropped points, and Arteta practically ended City’s title hopes.
Szczesny 9 - He made a wonderful save from Doyle – clawing the ball away despite moving in the wrong direction. He made another strong save late on, although the game had already been won.
Sagna 7.5 – Involved in plenty of attacks – he made more passes than most players in the team.
Vermaelen 7 – Didn’t have too much to do, but he didn’t let Doyle get many chances. I’m always confident when he’s at the back.
Djourou 7 – Despite not having played much recently, he gave an assured performance. He brought the ball out of the defence pretty well too.
Santos 6.5 – Left a lot of space on the left flank which is where plenty of Wolves’ counter attacks came from. He came infield quite a lot but was dangerous in attack.
Song 8 – Another great performance from Song. He kept the our moves ticking along and made a wonderful forward run before assisting Benayoun’s goal.
Arteta 7 – Alongside Song, he kept possession excellently despite high pressing from Wolves’ midfield. He made a dynamic run and cut the ball back for a van Persie chance, but otherwise sat back.
Ramsey 6.5 – On the bright side, he is getting into plenty of brilliant positions. But unfortunately, he keeps fluffing his lines. The same problem haunted Cesc Fabregas for a while before he became quite a prolific midfielder. I’m sure Ramsey will get there eventually. Once he gets a string of games, he will return to his creative best from earlier in the campaign.
Walcott 7.5 – His superb start to the game allowed the team to relax after only ten minutes. He was involved in both one-two’s for the first two goals. The run for the first showed his great pace and positioning, whereas the second showed his great touch and finishing. He didn’t get involved much after that, but the damage had been done.
Benayoun 7 - He worked his socks off in attack and defence, and capped it off with a wonderful goal. He may not be a Gunner past this season, but he has been a wonderful addition to the squad.
Van Persie 7.5 - He is classy if he isn’t at his devastating best. His penalty was sublime (reminded me of Thierry!) and he set up Theo’s goal too. Despite losing possession quite easily, he won it back high up the field which lead to the third goal. He could’ve scored a few more too.
Chamberlain – n/a
Jenkinson – n/a