It became pretty clear soon after the start that there was only going to be one winner and so it turned out to be with the good guys cruising to victory giving the endangered Emery three wins in a week. The penny is going to drop soon! The gulf of talent between the two sides was substantial and the game was in danger of becoming too one sided but as the saying goes: you can only beat who is in front of you and that is exactly what this young Arsenal side did – convincingly.
Martinez: touched the ball two or three times, didn’t have to make a save, clean sheet so 10
Chambers: three assists, what’s not to like? 10
Mustafi: in this parallel universe Skhodran is a cool, calm, thoughtful player: 9; he loses one just to keep the collective bias going.
Holding: Big Rob is back, and scoring goals to boot, interesting to see how UE reintegrates him into the first team:10
Tierney: oooh, oooh, this boy has a brain; he is so intelligent with the ball; his passing and crossing are superb, looks about 12 from where I was sitting, again should be interesting how UE introduces him into the first team but my guess is that he is not going to rush: 10
Torriera: playing the pure DM role tonight and played it well, is Emery going to take the risk of playing him there in the EPL, watch this space, great game: 10
Willock: all over the place; as in, covered every inch of the pitch, driving us forward and finding the back of the net:10
Ozil: Classy as ever but while everyone around him was giving 110% he still gives the impression that he would prefer to be on the beach. 8
Smith-Rowe (lab) Hope the going off was just precautionary: 10
Martinelli: started very brightly and getting on the score sheet but disappeared in the second half until he popped up towards the end to score the goal of the night.10
Nelson: I am writing this in bed so I have got to hurry now, she who must be obeyed is coming. Reis, got his goal, not going to jump back ahead of Saka but still on the right track:10
Saka: growing in confidence with every minute on the big stage that he gets: 10
Ceballos: offers more than Ozil in the Emery world of things:10
Bellerin: Hector is back yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy: 10