We stay top with comprehensive 2-0 win over Hull. Even with all the changes, and that change, we should have scored more, but three points the most important.
Here’s how the players rated.
Wojciech Szczesny: 7/10 – Had little to do but was always alert to danger. Obviously got a bit bored and tried to create some himself late on, but got away with it. Better to do that tonight than in the next few weeks. Oh, and another clean sheet.
Carl Jenkinson: 7/10 – Great cross for Bendtner’s goal, looked a little rusty but that’s to be expected.
Per Mertesacker: 8/10 – Untroubled.
Laurent Koscielny: 8/10 – Untroubled II – The Early Bart Simpson years.
Nacho Monreal: 8/10 – Really very, very good indeed. His performance will give Arsene Wenger something to think about because as good as Gibbs is, Monreal just offers a little more in the final third.
Mathieu Flamini: 7/10 – All action, bombing around the pitch, trying to take Huddlestone’s shirt off him in their area, the usual.
Tomas Rosicky: 7/10 – Busy, lots of running as usual, but his passes in the final third didn’t quite come off.
Aaron Ramsey: 8/10 – Not unusual to report he might have scored, more unusual that he didn’t. His pass for Ozil’s goal was Cescmungous and the one for Jenkinson to set up Bendtner almost as good.
Santi Cazorla: 7/10 – Much more involved tonight than in previous games. Hints that he’s coming back to form, unlucky not to have scored.
Mesut Ozil: 8/10 – A fine goal and one of those games where he didn’t flit in and out as much. He flitted in at the start and stayed at the heart of Arsenal’s performance throughout.
Nicklas Bendtner: 8/10 – Under the circumstances – and let’s be honest, they were far from ideal from any point of view – a fine display. The early goal obviously helped but his all round play was very good and he created a fantastic chance from which Ozil should have scored. Fair play, we say.
Theo Walcott: 6/10 – Didn’t do an awful lot in the central striking position.
Jack Wilshere: 6/10 – Came on at a time when Arsenal were letting Hull have the ball for the most part.
Mikel Arteta: 6/10 – On to keep things settled down, did that.
David Moyes: Bwa ha ha ha ha/10, you Moe Syzlak looking hypertwat.
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