Arsenal are by no means at their best at the moment, but a goal in each half from summer signing Alexis Sanchez made sure they got the win against a struggling Sunderland side at the Stadium of Light…
An unimpressive and oft wasteful Arsenal side still managed a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland. An Alexis Sanchez brace helped the Gunners to a much needed victory, but they will need to improve if they are to have any hope of challenging for the top four or higher.
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Here are the player ratings for Arsenal against Sunderland:
GK) Wojciech Szczesny – 6.5
Didn’t have a huge amount to do in the first half, was a little more involved in the second. Had a crazy moment when he was caught in no man’s land but Sunderland couldn’t capitalise.
RB) Calum Chambers – 6.5
Looked suspect defensively at times, and seems far more confident in the centre rather than out wide.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 7.5
Thankfully for Arsenal the BFG was extremely solid today, something he hasn’t been recently since missing Koscielny.
CB) Nacho Monreal – 6.5
Far better once he moved to left-back following Kieran Gibbs’ injury. Doesn’t look comfortable at centre-back at all.
LB) Kieran Gibbs – 7.0
A solid performance while he was on the pitch, unfortunate to pick up yet another injury.