After a lacklustre first half there was definite cause for concern, and we were really lucky to go into the break at nil nil. Arsene Wenger clearly had a few choice words in the dressing room though, and the team came out rejuvenated.
Olivier Giroud continued his fine goalscoring form, Laurent Koscielny got one over on his old pal Lukasz Fabianski, and Joel Campbell got his first ever Arsenal goal. Well done lad!
Here’s how we rated the Arsenal stars after our 3-0 win over Swansea:
GK) Petr Cech – 8.0
Some crucial saves were made by the commanding keeper, and with a lesser shot-stopper we may have been behind before the half-time whistle. He stood up well when one-on-one with Bafetimbi Gomis, and kept us in it until we were able to turn the game around.
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RB) Hector Bellerin – 7.0
The Spaniard really struggled with Jefferson Montero in the first half, but was able to get forward a lot more and influence the game in the second half.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.0
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.5
A solid defensive display for the most part, although he had one nightmare moment when he played Gomis onside. He grabbed the second goal though, which was the one that really made things comfortable.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 6.75
Hate to sound like a broken record, but his lack of pace is so evident when we play a high line.