[Player Ratings] Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal: Sanchez The Shining Light For Gunners
Arsenal secured a 2-0 win away at Sunderland on Saturday afternoon thanks to a double from Chilean Alexis Sanchez. Here are my ratings from the game:
Arsenal secured a 2-0 win away at Sunderland on Saturday afternoon thanks to a double from Alexis Sanchez, who took full advantage of two defensive mishaps from the hosts to seal the three points.
Here are my ratings from the game:
Szczesny 6/10 | Had very little to do in the opening 45 but earned his wages with a few routine stops as Sunderland pushed for an equaliser.
Gibbs 6.5/10 | Was having a good game until he was forced off with a hip injury. Hopefully it’s not serious as he’d be a huge miss for us, particularly with the problems we’ve already got at the back.
Chambers 6/10 | Steady display from the youngster but I thought he looked more comfortable when he moved into the center of defence late on.
Mertesacker 6.5/10 | A more composed display than in previous weeks as he made some vital clearances.
Monreal 6.5/10 | Solid game alongside Mertesacker but looked more confident when moved out to the left to replace Gibbs.
Arteta 6/10 | Plays a few too many backwards passes for my liking but he did a job in front of the back four.
Flamini 6/10 | Given a bit more license to roam with Arteta in the team but lacked that bit of quality to make things happen.
The Ox 5/10 | Another disappointing display from Chamberlain. His passing was wasteful all afternoon.
Cazorla 5/10 | Wasted two great chance to get on the score-sheet. Really has to work on his finishing.
Sanchez 8/10 | MOTM once again. His ‘never give up’ attitude is a breath of fresh air and it led to two goals today as he forced mistakes from Brown and Mannone. Really deserves more from his team mates right now.
Welbeck 6/10 | Misses a decent chance with a header but otherwise worked hard up top.
Bellerin 6/10 | His pace was useful to get him out of a few tricky situations.
Ramsey N/A | Only on for two minutes
Rosicky N/A | Only on for two minutes
What were your ratings from the game?
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