Ratings: Walcott & Wilshere On Fire As Arsenal Thrash West Brom 4-1

By on May 24, 2015

Arsenal ended the Premier League season in style after thrashing West Brom 4-1 at the Emirates this afternoon.

The first half was as good as we’ve been all season with Theo Walcott helping himself to a hat-trick while Jack Wilshere capped off an excellent display with a stunning goal.

We took our foot off the gas in the second half and allowed West Brom a consolation but a 4-1 win was the perfect way to warm up for the FA Cup final.

Here are my ratings:

Ospina  5/10 | Nothing to do for 56 minutes then flapped at a cross to gift them a goal. Almost made another howler when he completely misjudged a long shot but luckily did enough to flick it on to the bar. Shouldn’t be our No.1 next year in my opinion.

Bellerin  7/10 – Always keen to get forward and join in the attacks. Not a lot to do defensively.

Gabriel   7/10 – In for the rested Koscielny and didn’t look out of place. Fairly comfortable afternoons work.

Mertesacker   7/10 – Dealt with West Brom’s limited threat with ease. Wasn’t under any pressure for most of the game.

Gibbs  7/10 – Wasn’t as involved as Bellerin going forward but put in a solid shift. Looked like he may have picked up a shoulder injury. Let’ shop not.

Coquelin    7/10 – One of his easier games in the holding role as the visitors offered very little threat. Still did his job well though and used the ball efficiently.

Cazorla   7.5/10 – Back on form after a poor few games. Always involved and provided a couple of assists. Went close to getting on the score-sheet himself too.

Wilshere   8/10 – Excellent performance. Sensational strike to make it 3-0 and he ran the show in the first half. Put himself in contention for a start next week.

Ozil   7.5/10 – Grabbed an assist for Wilshere’s goal and threw in a couple of lovely dummies. Wasn’t as creative in the final third as we’d have liked but he was overshadowed by Wilshere/Walcott.

Alexis   7.5/10 – Worked tirelessly as always and was a threat when he was on the ball.

Walcott   9/10 – Outstanding. Stunning opener from a tight angle, clever finish for the second and on hand to tap home his third. Staked his claim for a starting spot at Wembley. I’d certainly play him after this display.


Ramsey  7.5/10 – Almost scored two when he hit the post twice late on.

Giroud  5/10 – Barely remember him touching the ball in his 20 minutes on the field.

Oxlade-Chamberlain  6/10 – On for the last 15 and looked a little rusty. Great to see him back though.

Watch the goals here if you haven’t seen them yet


  1. berhanukeneni

    May 24, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    wenger should start Theo Walcott in FA against Astonvila

    • GoonerEris

      May 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      To be fair, it is much more easier to play. Well when the pressure is off and a contract renewal on the horizon. Walcott should play a part in the FA cup final but I wouldn’t risk the disruption of starting him so soon after returning from injury.

  2. GoonerEris

    May 24, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    The assist for Wilshere’s goal looked to me to have been provided by Gabriel, who had gone forward during that spell. Would have to look at it again, though.

  3. Israel Peters

    May 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Wat a way to end d season! Can’t way for d FA Cup finals to begin.

  4. omar

    May 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    its not only about the goals, but the movement of theo upfront makes us a better team. its true he cant hold up the ball like giroud but you cant have it all your way… i also feel in some matches, its not a bad idea to play giroud and walcott upfront together. hope we can be abit more unpredicatble next season, we certainly have alot of options

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