Arsenal Kneeded a Win. Player Ratings v Hammers
By Matt Sadler
December 19 2017
Arsenal continue a remarkable run of largely being awful to watch, but getting a goal when kneeded by Welbz. Through to the semi-finals, as are Citeh.
Ospina - 6. Handling good but mostly a spectator.
Debuchy - 7. Got forward well in the first half. Involved in the goal.
Chambers - 7.5. Impressed again.
Holding - 7. Got away with a blatant foul, otherwise good.
Kolasinac - 7. Grew into the game.
Willock - 7. Good in possession and put himself about.
Coquelin - 7.5. Offered more drive from midfield, particularly towards the end of the first half. Lovely ball to Debuchy for the goal.
Elneny - 7. Kept it ticking mostly. Covered every blade.
Walcott - 4. And that's generous.
Giroud - 5. Won his headers, did little else. Injury is a concern.
Welbeck - 7. Scored the goal and worked hard. Looked sharper.
Nelson - 5. A couple of nice touches.
Sheaf - 5. Little chance to make an impact.
Da Silva - 5. Likewise little chance to make an impact.