Ratings: Coquelin Superb As Arsenal Beat Man Utd In FA Cup

By on March 10, 2015
Francis Coquelin-Arsenal

Image: Express

Arsenal finally got a long overdue win over Manchester United with a 2-1 victory booking our place in the last four of the FA Cup on Monday night thanks to goals from Monreal and Welbeck.

Here are my ratings from the game:

Szczesny  6/10 – Failed to take his chance. Looked nervy and his distribution was very poor.

Bellerin  6/10 - Under pressure following a 3rd minute booking. Struggled against Young before being subbed in the second half.

Mertesacker 7/10 - A very good display from Per. He’s responded well to being dropped.

Koscielny 7/10 - At fault for the Rooney goal as he lost his man but recovered to put in a solid shift.

Monreal 7.5/10 - Another excellent performance from Nacho. He’s a real battler and solid in defence.

Coquelin 8.5/10 - Outstanding once again. Showed he’s really grown as a player. Came out on top in his battle with Fellaini, winning 10 out of their 12 duels. MOTM.

Cazorla 7/10 - Not as influential going forward as usual but worked hard and put himself about in midfield.

The Ox 7/10 - A great run set up the opening goal and his direct running was causing problems before he picked up an injury.

Ozil 7.5/10 - Drifted in and out the game at times but was excellent when on the ball. Showed his class touch and put a real shift in too.

Alexis 8/10 - Almost got a late third but was denied by De Gea. Another tireless effort form the Chilean.

Welbeck 7/10 - Repaid the faith with the winning goal. His pace proved to be crucial as Giroud would never have latched onto that short back pass. Loved the celebrations.


Ramsey 6/10 – Work hard but was a little wasteful in possession.

Chambers 6/10 – Nervy to start with after replacing Bellerin but settled into it.

Giroud 5/10 – Put himself about during the final minutes.

So an excellent night for everyone associated with Arsenal. We’re heading back to Wembley where we’ll face Bradford or Reading and we now have to be confident of retaining the FA Cup.

Third in the league and another trophy will make for an excellent season in my opinion. Fingers crossed we can achieve it.



  1. akhalumenyo

    March 10, 2015 at 8:58 am

    that was a great performance, i want arsenal to stop giving too much respect to manchester united players and play football they play against other clubs and continue winning them.

  2. Tom

    March 10, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Ozil, Coquelin, Per & Alexis were outstanding.
    Praise to Bellerin too for not shirking a challenge after his early booking. When you see Fellaini have 9 fouls before being booked, for Bellerin to get booked in the 3rd minute with his first challenge must’ve been crushing for him knowing he had the dive-master Ashley Young coming at him, but he stood up and had Young in his pocket all game! Well done son, you will be an Arsenal legend in years to come I am certain!

  3. Cosmickid

    March 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I think 6 was a little hard on Bellerin, like the team I thought he started nervous but grew into the game…good call by Wenger to take him off. Have a look at my new blog here @ http://arsenalwildinnocent.blogspot.ie/

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