22 December 2021

Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings & MOTM Poll results

Good news: we thrashed our quarterfinal opponents and advance to the semifinal. Bad news (?): we drew Liverpool for the two-legged semifinal. We'll have to assess what that means later. For now, let us all bask in our win's warm glowing warming glow. "Only" 351 votes for this one, possibly reflecting a lower opinion of the League Cup or of the significance of this particular opponent. In either case, we're three matches away from a trophy, and that's not to be underestimated. For those afeard of Anfield, remember that we were holding our own—okay, holding on by the skin of our teeth—until Arteta riled up the fans with a bit of ill-advised sideline histrionics. He may have had a point, but one does not walk into Anfield and gesticulate wildly. Its black gates are—nevermind. I digress. Back to the Sunderland poll. No surprise as Eddie Nketiah claimed the MOTM with his hat-trick, but, in a surprise, he got just 68.7% of the vote. Then again, he was far and away our highest-rated player. Sometimes, you lot are inscrutable. Anyway, check out the poll results below...