Well we can take heart from the knowledge that we are still capable of beating a fourth division team from the north of Sweden. (Over two legs, that is)
There was quite a bit of moaning on the blog, I have no sympathy for you lucky few watching it in front of your warm tellies, being there was a far worse torture, the only crumb of comfort I took from the first half was that at least I didn’t have to watch Walcott anymore.
We are through, job done, this game will be forgotten in a nano second.
Ospina: seemed good enough, better than Cech? Well yes I suppose so. 5
Bellerin: I guess he played because he has no back up, did ok. 6
Chambers: dumb 2
Holding: dumber. 3
Kolasinac: the thing about Sead is that when scoring needs to be done, he scores, that’s it, simple as. 5
Maitland-Niles: well there have been people like me chomping at the bit for him to start in the EPL ahead of Xhaka, well I was put in my place tonight, still a lot to learn but obviously very young, gets a pass. 4
Wilshere: the thing about Jack is that when scoring needs to be done he scores, no he doesn’t, he is all over the place. And you lot are gagging for him to sign an extension? I don’t get it, another average performance. 3
Elneny: you get what it says on the tin, a lot of running but not too much shine. 4
Iwobi: I am trying to work out who the Forrest Gump award should go to for tonight’s performance. 3
Welbeck: who is the other contender for the Forrest Gump award.
Run Forrest, Run. 2
Mkhitaryan: this is the first time that I have seen him play in the flesh so it is all still new and exciting, there is a lot a class there, working with the rest of that shower must be difficult. 6
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