RATINGS: Sanchez Shines Again As Arsenal Beat Hull 2-0

By on January 4, 2015

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.

Akpom N/A

Maitland-Niles N/A

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.


  1. george jetson

    January 4, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Coq was great, after watching Flamini and Arteta all season he looked an 8 today. Never should have been loaned out. He makes the tough intercepting tackles, some great through balls and covers the back four. The guy can cover at LB and has put on some serious beef in the last two years.

    The tackle, so what he got the ball and told Hull’s boy where to go. Brilliant.

    This job SHOULD be his to keep over Flamini. He deserves a chance, he is Arsenal through.

    • davi

      January 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Agree, he also made a lot of interceptions and kept things ticking well. Combines the best of Arteta and Flamini to some degree and is clearly the best we have for that position currently. As he grows in confidence, he could well be seen as the top DM he was meant to become.
      If the “two-footed lunge” was the bad foul he made in the first half, he was very lucky not to be booked, but sent off? Wasn’t two-footed so maybe I’m thinking of the wrong one?

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