RATINGS: Sanchez Outstanding Once Again As Arsenal Thrash Stoke

By on January 11, 2015

Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win over Stoke at the Emirates this afternoon thanks largely to a double from Alexis Sanchez.

Here are my ratings:

Ospina – 6/10 – Picked over Szczesny and did everything asked of him. Made a couple of routine saves in a comfortable afternoons work.

Debuchy – N/A – Forced off early on with a dislocated shoulder after a nasty push from Arnoutovic.

Mertesacker – 7/10 – Kept the dangerous Crouch quiet and didn’t put a foot wrong at the back.

Koscielny – 7.5/10 – Took his goal well and didn’t give the Stoke attack a sniff all afternoon.

Monreal – 7/10 – Another solid shift from Monreal. A reliable pro.

Coquelin – 6.5/10 – Kept things simple in the middle of the park. It’s going to be interesting to see if he can keep his place in the side over the coming weeks.

The Ox – 8/10 – A very lively display. Gave the Stoke defence a lot of problems. Denied a goal by a stunning Begovic save.

Rosicky – 7.5/10 – Great performance again. Another who would have been on the scoresheet if it not for the brilliance of their keeper in the first half.

Cazorla – 7.5/10 – Superb in the first half as he linked up well with the likes of Sanchez and Rosicky. Quieter after the break but almost scored with a lovely chip.

Alexis – 8.5/10 – He just keeps getting better. Outstanding once again and chipped in with two goals and an assist. What. A. Player.

Giroud – 6.5/10 – Put himself about and was a nuisance. Almost scored in the first half.


Bellerin – 7/10 – On for Debuchy and was impressive. Gave nothing away at the back and keen to get forward.

Walcott – 6/10 – Showed he’s still rusty after fluffing a great opportunity to score when put through one-on-one. The finishing will come soon though.

Ozil – 6.5/10 – Great to see him back. Showed some neat touches.

So a comfortable win and we’re now back above Tottenham. The big test is Manchester City away next weekend….

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  1. DaveM

    January 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    What game were you watching? Coquelin was brilliant in the middle of the park. Didnt put a foot wrong and broke up numerous Stoke attacks. Worth at least an 8 and on this form should retain his place ahead of Arteta and Flamini. Really shows what we have been missing.

    • panther

      January 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      I was going to say the same about Coquelin, he does the dirty work which Arsenal need. I’m not saying he’s the long term answer but he shows what Arsenal need to balance their team.

  2. harry

    January 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    no wonder english players stagnate…how in the world does chamberlain get a higher rating than carzola after all his misplaced passes and poor decision making…i must have been watching a totally different game

  3. emix

    January 13, 2015 at 1:04 am


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