Arsenal defeated Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium with Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil amongst the star performers. Read player ratings here.
Arsene Wenger: 7/10
Arsene Wenger knows how important qualifying for the UEFA Champions League is for Arsenal, and selected a near first choice side, with only Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott – both unavailable – missing.
The Gunners passed their way around a limp Newcastle United side with ease.
Wojciech Szczesny: 7/10
In the first half, Wojciech Szczesny produced some Lionel Messi-esque skill (we jest) to save Laurent Koscielny from embarrassment after a short back pass. In a way, it summarised the Arsenal goalkeeper – always toeing the line between confidence in his own abilities and arrogance.
This time it paid off, and while Szczesny’s proactive goalkeeping will inevitably occasionally be risky as well as cut off opposition chances early, he was under little pressure here.