Through to the group stages of the Champions League for the 957th year after a 2-0 (5-0 aggregate) win over Fenerbache, here’s how we rated the players Twitter style (i.e – i n 140 characters or less, not calling them names in text speak).
Wojciech Szczesny: 7/10 – One dodgy moment, some excellent saves and fantastic laughing at the Baletacular dive by Emenike.
Carl Jenkinson: 7/10 – Every now and then he falls apart, but not tonight.
Per Mertesacker: 7/10 – Skippered the side with aplomb again, we need a thesaurus because we’re tired of assured and calm. As words.
Bacary Sagna: 7/10 – Got turned once which presented some danger but solid throughout.
Nacho Monreal: 7/10 – Tasty – back to fitness, took him a while to get going but when he did was good at the back and up top.
Jack Wilshere: 7/10 – Took a right kicking, his ankle is a worry, but you can see the sparks beginning to … erm … spark.
Aaron Ramsey: 9/10 – Two goals from a player flush with confidence. The finish for the second was as good as anything you’ll see all season.
Santi Cazorla: 9/10 – Just a joy to watch. A tiny Spanish genius. I love him like a Bloody Mary on a Sunday morning.
Theo Walcott: 6/10 – Hit the bar, but needs to stop watching games he’s playing in and get involved more.
Lukas Podolski: 6/10 – Sadly now knackered for three weeks but played all right until then.
Olivier Giroud: 6/10 – Missed a good chance to make it 4 in 4, let’s hope he’s keeping it in reserve till Sunday.
Yaya Sanogo: 5/10 – He’s come from Ligue 2 and he’s barely 20, little wonder he looks a bit lost at the moment. Tried but not at the right level yet.
Kieran Gibbs: 7/10 – Showed his versatility replacing Podolski in the front three. Set up Ramsey’s second, worked hard defensively.
Ryo Miyaichi: 6/10 – Created a great chance for Jenkinson late on, but like Sanogo looks a bit out of his depth overall.
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