Woo, that turned out better than I expected a good way into proceedings.
Slightly disappointed that we didn’t come away with all three points just to be able to rub their noses in it but hey ho, we could be feeling a whole lot worse over Christmas.
Cech must love playing for Arsenal there is always so much for him to do.
Bellerin: the great excitement was not knowing how far Hector could go, there was a moment when in the heady days of his upward trajectory that people thought if he added goals to his game he could be one of the all time greats — never gonna happen. Hector is what he is, a perfectly ok right wing back.
Koscielny, pre Sanchez goal, all over the place, post Sanchez goal a commited determined CB
Nacho, defensive player of the year, was replaced by Mustafi who was back from extreme bought of embarrassment which he suffered during the man u game.
Maitland-Niles pre Sanchez goal post Sanchez goal the young Tory was a joy to watch all game long.
What happened to Wilshere? He was bog standard average at two down, then Sanchez scored and then he turned into a super hero.
Xhaka’s game was something akin to a Wild West performance if there were such a thing, talk about the good the bad and the ugly.
Iwobi was a bit sub standard, I found myself actually wanting Walcott to come on and replace him; I never thought I would ever prefer Walcott over anyone ever again. Theeeo, Theeeo, Theeeo.
Sanchez, went from needing to be throttled to wanting to be carried around the ground on everyone’s shoulders in the space of ten minutes, but he is one of a small few who can change a game in a moment and that I suppose is the reason that he is always picked.
Ozil, there is television Ozil and live Ozil, the former is slow and not committed the latter is a regular genius, we had both today in that order.
Lacazette, got to say he was the only one who looked like it mattered to him that we were getting played off the park; it really was set up for him to grab a winner and all three points but as we know that was not to be. Maybe next time?
Written by LB