Arsenal Vs Ipswich : The Player Ratings
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A superb second half showing has us chanting ‘We are going to Wembley’ chants. It looked like a combination of bad luck and finishing with Ipswich 9-1-1 formation was going to turn this into a battle. But in the end, we allowed our class tell and two quick fire goals in three minutes set us on the way to Wembley. Below are the player ratings.
Chezzer – 7
The only action he was involved in was leaving Sagna with a terrible blow to the head. Another comfortable evening as he’s bent on ending January without conceding a goal.
Clichy – 7
Another evening where the opponents forgot we had a left side too as he didn’t have to sweat at the back and did good going forward.
JD – 7.5
Commanding display from our best defender this season, was solid, tackled well and got the beating of his marker all the time.
Kozzer – 7.5
Grabbed what is his second goal in an Arsenal shirt with a well placed header. He complemented JD at the back.
Sagna – N/A
Lasted less than 15 mins as he took a blow to the head and had to leave the game.
Denilson – 6.5
Did very well in the midfield, rarely lost the ball which is even rare for the brazilian.
Wilshere – 7.5
For his profligacy he would have gotten a higher mark BUT his pass for the opener was Sublime and of the highest order. Fabregas, Xavi and Pirlo would have been proud of the pass. Needs to work on his finishing.
Fabregas – 7.5
Unlucky not to have scored more than one. Despite the rough housing he received from the Ipswich bullies, he still managed to dictate play and not only start the move for the 3rd goal, but kept running to collect the pass and score the goal that sealed it.
Arshavin – 8
Arsenal’s much maligned attacker started the game in similar fashion, and it looked as if he kitted up just to frustrate the fans. And then came the second half. He was electric as he hand a hand in two of the three goals scored. He can breathe easy now.
RVP – 6.5
He should have been more selfish tonight as he kept looking to pass the ball, and only has the headed attempt on the bar to show for all of his brilliant play. His presence in the box was needed and very essential.
Bendtner – 8
WOW!!! That’s what came out of my mouth when he bent that curler beyond the reach of the GK, from the run, to the first touch and the finesse applied to the shot had class written all over it. Could have had an assist to his name if RVP had buried the cross he provided.
Nasri – N/A
Eboue – 6
Not too good, and not too bad. Caught out of position almost all the time, thankfully we didn’t pay for it.
Walcott – N/A
So folks, there you have it, Wembley awaits and I for one would like to credit Arshavin for a good display and for the two assists. Congratulations to the players for not losing their heads during the game despite all of the rough housing and poor officiating. Our quest for Silverware is almost complete.
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