Arsenal player ratings against United: Monreal and Coquelin stand out


Arsenal secured a 2-1 win against Manchester United to take their place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Arsenal edged out Manchester United last night in a tense FA Cup encounter, which sees the Gunners one step closer to retaining the trophy in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley.

Here are our player ratings for the action last night.

Szczesny – 6

Didn’t look anything like his best, but the Pole made good saves at important moments during the game.

Bellerin – 6

Showed a little naivety when he picked up an early yellow card, which meant he was always going to be under pressure for the rest of the game.

Mertesacker – 7

This is the German Arsenal need to see in every game. He rose to the occasion and had a commanding presence all over the defence.

Koscielny – 7

Looked decent throughout the game. May feel he could have closed down the space on Rooney a bit more.

Monreal – 8

Great composure for his goal and looked solid in attack and in a more withdrawn defensive role.

Coquelin – 8

Was superb doing the dirty work in Arsenal’s midfield. He never let any United player settle in possession for long.

Cazorla – 7

Another night and he could have got himself a goal. Played well in the middle and gradually took control of things.

Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7

Defined pace and energy on his side of the pitch. Attacked from the off and United struggled to deal with him throughout.

Ozil – 6

Tidy but Wenger will be expecting more from him and will want him to take a more dominant role in this sort of game.

Welbeck – 7

Looked rusty initially but gradually came into the game. His goal showed what it meant to score against his old team.

Sanchez – 7

Showed great attacking threat and battled away all night. He could have been the match winner on another day.

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