He is the man!

He is the man!

Fabianski – 6.5 – I don’t think he had to make a save all match! Made one mistake though from a corner when he came forward to punch the ball but it went over him. It could have proved to be a costly mistake but he got lucky. Otherwise he had a pair of safe hands and his distribution of the ball was good.

Sagna – 7 – Sagna was excellent as usual. His defending is very good, the only thing lacking is better crosses and in this match he managed to send a few decent balls in, though he did attempt some hopeless crosses too!

Gallas – 7.5 – He continued his best form in an Arsenal shirt and was very solid.

Djourou – 6.5 – Very good when defending but gave the ball away quite a few times especially in the opening minutes.

Gibbs – 7 – Flawless performance. He can be as good as Clichy and even better once he gets enough games.

Eboue – 7.5 – It wasn’t just the goal, his performance overall was pleasantly surprising. Made surging runs forward and his passing was much improved. The goal was an excellent finish. I wish he finishes like that more often!

Song – 8.5 – Absolutely perfect performance. His forward passes were very accurate. Some nice through balls. That ball to assist Eduardo was exceptional and the back heel pass to assist Eboue was brilliant. Hats off to  Song! My man of the match.

Diaby – 6.5 – He was the only player who didn’t look to be at his best. Gave the ball away a few times but still he wasn’t too bad.

Arshavin – 7.5 – His vision and through balls are out of this world! I want him to get his first goal soon though! He is a very capable finisher.

Vela – 8 – Can anyone at Arsenal score such exceptional goals! I doubt it. That was just an amazing goal. For me it was one of the best goals of the season for Arsenal. And apart from the goal he linked up well and he is very quick.

Eduardo – 8 – Dudu is the man! What a goal and what a performance! I don’t think I need to say much about him! His performance said it all.

Substitutes:

van Persie, Ramsey – 6 – Didn’t do anything notable. (Actually van Persie did! That miscued volley!)

Walcott – 6.5 – He may have missed a chance that he should have scored but overall it was a decent performance from someone who has been out for 4 months. Made good runs. He was very good off the ball. Picked out van Persie with a brilliant ball over the defenders. On that chance when he passed it to the offside van Persie even though he had the keeper at his mercy. Poor decision making.

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