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RATINGS: Sanchez Shines Again As Arsenal Beat Hull 2-0
Arsenal eased through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Hull 2-0 at the Emirates this evening thanks to goals from Per Mertesacker and Alexis Sanchez.
Here are my ratings:
Ospina – 6.5/10 – Had very little to do in terms of shot-stopping but looked calm and assured.
Bellerin - 6/10 – Solid enough at the back but a little wasteful in the final third when he got forward.
Chambers - 6.5/10 – Steady display in the middle of defence against a poor Hull attack.
Mertesacker - 7/10 – Took his goal well. He really should be more dangerous more often from set-pieces with his height. No problems at the back.
Monreal - 6.5/10 – Made a couple of important interceptions. Useful on the ball too.
Coquelin - 6.5/10 – Impressive in parts as he put himself about and made some good challenges. However, lucky not to get sent off for a two footed lunge.
Rosicky - 7.5/10 – Very positive on the ball and made some surging runs at the Hull defence. He’s been a key player for us of late.
Cazorla - 8/10 – Another excellent display from the little Spaniard. Always looked dangerous and set up the Sanchez goal with a neat pass.
Walcott - 6.5/10 – Understandably rusty in front of goal as he missed a couple of golden chances to score, but his movement was excellent and the timing of his runs was on point.
Campbell - 5.5/10 – Missed a great chance to open the scoring early on and another in the 60th minute when he dragged wide. Showed why he’s still on the fringes of the first team.
Alexis - 9/10 – Outstanding once again. Sanchez never stopped working for the team and capped off his display with a superb goal. Where would we be without him?
The Ox – 5/10 – On for the last 15 minutes and looked to picked up a knee knock. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
So we’re safely through to the fourth round and it was a routine win in the end, but the big story is the brilliance of Sanchez.