Here are a few AAers’ comments after the game ………………….
I think I would describe that as the perfectly executed plan.
Who would have thought that Wenger would have started with a 4.2.4 line up? The idea was clearly to go at them, all guns blazing, get ahead and by doing so would force them onto us, before bringing Walcott on in the latter stages to run riot with his pace. And that is exactly what happened.
If Boro were hoping for a lift from Wenger opting to field a weaker team they were disappointed.
Welbeck, Giroud, Ozil and Sanchez up front, wow that is some front line.
Gabriel didn’t have that much to do but there were some very encouraging signs. His professional foul was a South American master class.
I felt we gave a good account of ourselves, pretty on the eye, plenty of possession with some nice quick passing. I would like to see us making challenges earlier on forward running attackers as i feel we open up and give them chances but apart from that not bad at all.
My MOTM would have been Gibbs the lad ran up and down all game and made his self a nuisance but also did his defensive work well. Very happy with that effort but have to say expected more goals but 2 goals is still blinding. Don’t want to leave Chambers out another fine days work son.
Gooner In Exile said
Gibbs had a very positive game obviously showing he wants his shirt back.
But I think I loved watching the front three of Ozil, Santi and Alexis, they were walking into little spaces and making gorgeous passing. Past their way out of the press with ease.
Also has anyone noticed the skill Welly uses quite a lot, where he kind of allows the player to commit a sliding tackle before he touches the ball and he kind of picks it up with his trailing leg, it’s very effective and useful because he seems to break away more often than not using it.
Let’s not forget this was Boro and we are going to face better less gappy buses than this in the remainder of the league campaign.
Szczesny 8 – Not much to do – Great having him as second choice keeper!
Chambers 8 – Hungry and competent without being tested too much
Koscielny 9 – Needed a rest and got one by cruising through the game
Gabriel 8 – Fitted in straightaway. Took one for the team in the right area of the field
Gibbs 9 – Excellent throughout
Flamini 8 – Very effective against limited opposition
Cazorla 9 – His performance was as tall as his hair
Ozil 9 – A world class player able to show it against a disappointing ‘Boro
Welbeck 8 – Just finding his form again. Could have a great end of season
Sanchez 9 – Love the man almost as much as he loves playing
Giroud 9 – Two crackers. The first a team goal, the second opportunist
Cobbled together by chas