With the pressure off a little, we looked more like ourselves against West Bromwich Albion during our midweek fixture. Two first half goals from Alexis Sanchez were enough to secure all three points, and top four now looks pretty much secure.
Here’s how we rated the players from our 2-0 win over West Brom:
GK) Petr Cech – 6.5
Had very little to do as West Brom were so passive. Made one mistake when he totally misjudged a corner and punched thin air, and also saw a header crash off his crossbar.
RB) Hector Bellerin 7.5
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Absolutely phenomenal going forward, with his linkup and overlapping play causing real problems. He failed to finish or make that final pass though unfortunately.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 7.0
A few good attacking moves from the Spaniard, and probably should have had an assist with a cut-back for Mesut Özil.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.0
Fairly untroubled, but dealt with both Salomon Rondon and Saido Berahino with little problem.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 7.0
We actually looked more assured with the Mertscielny partnership restored, although there wasn’t much of an attacking threat from West Brom to be fair.
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