13 December 2014

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Rate the Players!

Olivier Giroud scored in the 14th minute, Mertesacker had hit woodwwork, and Welbeck had a nifty goal disallowed and we went into halftime leading at home for the first time this season. Ten minutes after half, Cazorla cut a tight angle to chip Alnwick for the second. A brilliant counter-attack resulted in Giroud netting a second time from close range. Newcastle scored on a well-taken free-kick, flicked in by Ayoze Perez, denying us the clean sheet. In the waning minutes, Welbeck earned a penalty, which Cazorla panenka-ed home, and that just about did it.

Have your say in the player-ratings poll below the fold, and feel free to share deeper thoughts in the comments-section as well!