Arsenal had a comfortable start to their FA Cup defense against the team they secured their first trophy last season by winning the FA Cup. Their 2-0 win against a decent yet struggling Hull City would have anyway improved the morale of the team. Here are the player ratings.
David Ospina: 3/5
He was barely tested and managed to keep a clean-sheet. If he maintains his fitness, he would definitely challenge Szczesny for a starting spot.
Hector Bellerin: 3.5/5
The youngster was very attack minded and put some good crosses. One cross ended up winning a corner that led to the goal.
Per Mertesacker: 3/5
He scored a goal and had a decent game overall. Would want to continue to maintain consistency.
Calum Chambers: 3.5/5
Chambers had a very comfortable evening playing as a center back and enjoyed his game against a weak Hull City side, which posed very few threats in the final third.
Nacho Monreal: 3/5
He was much more cautious at Left Back and had a comfortable match.
He excelled playing centrally and was the main play-maker for the team and linked well with Sanchez.
He was aggressive and all action in midfield. He got lucky with a couple of rough tackles which could have been booked, but the French man looks to be a good squad player if he improves his overall mentality towards the game.
The long serving Czech midfielder gelled well with Cazorla and his style suited the tempo of the game. He made good attacking runs as well.
Theo Walcott: 3/5
Made his first start since an year after his injury. The winger got in behind the defence on a few occasions but looked like he was getting used to playing again.
Alexis Sanchez: 4/5
Had a great day as he scored and led from the front with the most initiative. The Chilean looked as lively as ever.
Joel Campbell: 3/5
He was a tireless worker but his finishing and deliveries were average.
He came on for Walcott for the last 15 mins. He played well to see out the game.
A late sub for Campbell.
Chuba Akpom: N/A
A late sub for Alexis.