01 October 2014

Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray: Players' Rating Poll

Danny Welbeck announced himself in dramatic form, netting a half-trick on assists from Alexis and Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as seizing on an error from Galatasaray, as Arsenal ran away with the 4-1 victory. A bit of a damper mars the result as Szczesny was sent off for a reckless challenge in the box that resulted in a penalty for Yilmaz to slot home. It's our fifth red card in seven UCL matches and the second for Szczesny. A silver lining came in the form of Ospina's performance as he made a number of tidy saves to preserve the scoreline, a perhaps vital feat given the role that goal differentials might play in deciding who advances, as it did last season between Dortmund, Napoli, and us. Still, it was satsifying in the extreme to see Welbeck proof his potential. We're hardly out of the woods just yet, but we've come through with a bit of momentum as we look ahead to Sunday's trip to Stamford Bridge. Before we fret too much about that, though, have a crack at the player-ratings poll below...


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