Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal managed to get back to winning ways this weekend as a brace from Alexis Sanchez was enough to give them all three points from this home tie against Hull City at the weekend. Wenger’s side were never really comfortable playing Marco Silva’s side on the night but they managed to open the scoring with a controversial goal that stood even after it evidently crossed the goal line after hitting the Chilean’s arm. It was as much as Arsenal could muster as the visitors piled on the pressure in the second and were not too far away from scoring. However, Lucas Perez, a substitute on the night, gave Arsenal a lifeline right at the end as his headed shot was handled on the line, which led to a penalty. Sanchez converted with ease, to push Arsenal to all three points, keeping them level on points with Tottenham Hotspur in the points table. Here are the player ratings for the side in this game.
Petr Cech (6):
Was hardly tested on the night as he had answers for everything that was thrown at him by the Tigers on the night.
Hector Bellerin (6):
Was a doubt at the start of the game but managed to get into the starting XI and put in a decent performance to help his side to a clean sheet in this victory.
Laurent Koscielny (7):
The skipper of the side, Koscielny, was in no mood to give Hull City a chance as he dealt with everything that was thrown at him on the night.
Shkodran Mustafi (6):
The German had a fairly comfortable night and was only troubled by the pace of Markovic a couple of times late in the second half.
Kieran Gibbs (6):
Stuck to his task well on the flank and kept the Hull City attackers honest, giving them no space or time on the ball on his flank.
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain (6):
Playing in a slightly deeper role on the night, Chamberlain, was evidently uncomfortable defending but he used his dribbling abilities to good effect to get beyond the Hill City defense at time during the game.
Francis Coquelin (6):
The midfielder put in yet another gritty performance on the night, helping his side maintain the pressure on the ball in the midfield in this victory.
Theo Walcott (5):
Started the game brightly but slowly faded away, failing to have a telling impact. Did well to use his pace on the flanks and created a couple of half chances on a decent night for the winger
Mesut Ozil (5):
The German playmaker had yet another game to forget as he failed to create a decent chance of note, continuing his lack of form in recent times.
Alex Iwobi (5):
Did nothing extraordinary on the flank but kept up the pressure on the Hull City side with some smart passing and confident play.
Alexis Sanchez (8):
The man of the match yet again for Arsenal, Sanchez, opened the scoring with a controversial goal, supplied the ball that led to the penalty which he later scored to pick up a brace in this 2-0 victory over the Tigers.
Mohamed Elneny (6):
Came into the game in the second half to get some game time under his belt coming back from the AFCON this week.
Lucas Perez (7):
His header late in the game earned Arsenal the penalty the put them 2-0 up and sealed the game for his side.
Danny Welbeck (6):
The England striker also got a few minutes under his belt but failed to have a telling impact on the game.