After a comfortable 4-1 win over a hapless Reading side,it’s time to look at how the players rated and what kind of Easter egg they’d be if they were turned into chocolate. You know how it is.
Lukas Fabianski: 7/10 – Had very little to do, will be unhappy his defence spoiled another clean sheet though. Snickers.
Bacary Sagna: 7/10 – Back in the side ahead of Jenkinson, who can consider himself a bit unlucky, but experience counts for a lot at this stage of the season which probably explains it. Solid if unspectacular. Kit-Kat.
Per Mertesacker: 7/10 – Untroubled by Porgrebnyak, 94% pass completion shows how little pressure Reading put on us, consistent. Lindt bunny.
Laurent Koscielny: 7/10 – Like the Mert, not overworked but made one brilliant tackle in the box when the linesman missed an obvious offside. Making it tough for Vermaelen to win his place back. L’ion bar.
Nacho Monreal: 6/10 – Switched off for the Reading goal, then whacked his knee off the post. Made lots of runs which were ignored in the attacking third. Toffee crisp.
Mikel Arteta: 7/10 – Metronomic passing, anchored the midfield perfectly, got himself a goal from the penalty spot. Aero.
Aaron Ramsey: 7/10 – Worked very hard in midfield to keep Arsenal on top of the game, showing some real consistency nowadays. Yorkie.
Tomas Rosicky: 7/10 – Probably should have scored late on to cap a brilliant Arsenal move and a wonderful Cazorla pass, but a good, if unspectacular, display. Finger of fudge.
Santi Cazorla: 8/10 – A joy to watch … again. How can anyone resist those too-big shorts and wonderful skills? Reeses Pieces peanut butter cup.
Gervinho: 9/10 – Had some ‘Gervinho’ moments but a goal and two assists deserves the credit it should get. Ferrero Rocher, with this performance you are spoiling us Mr Ambassador.
Olivier Giroud: 7/10 – Some nice flicks around the box, should have been awarded a penalty when flattened by Taylor, but took his Gervinho assisted goal well. It was his first in over 7 Premier League games so: After Eight.
Lukas Podolski: 6/10 – Not entirely sure he touched the ball when he came on but hopefully he’ll play a bigger part in the games to come. Dairy milk.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 7/10 – Won the penalty with direct running, looked busy and eager to be involved. Curly wurly.
Kieran Gibbs: 6/10 – Came on for Monreal who blonked his knee off the post when they scored. Did grand. Kinder bueno.