Although Arsenal’s 1-0 win over West Ham wasn’t the most entertaining match, the Gunners were the better team and we’re through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Here’s how the players got on individually:
David Ospina – 5
The goalkeeper had very little to do since Arsenal held onto the ball for pretty much the entire match. The few chances West Ham did get, they didn’t really threaten at all. He might as well have taken a nap.
Mathieu Debuchy – 6.5
As poor as the game was, the right-back was solid. He assisted Danny Welbeck’s first half goal and put in some good crosses. He also attempted to drive play forward and overlapped well with Theo Walcott in the first half but the forward was wasteful with the ball.
Calum Chambers – 7
A really promising display from the 22-year-old at centre-back. Although West Ham didn’t do much attacking, he was calm and confidence, and snuffed out any possibility that they might get forward.
The England u21 international also did a good job against Andy Carroll when he came on in the second half.
Rob Holding – 6
The youngster was quiet but it was a pretty sedate game in general. He seemed to feel secure alongside Chambers and the two defenders could make a good pairing in the future.
Sead Kolasinac – 6
The left-back had a slow start but warmed into the game after around 20 minutes. He had a shot himself in the first half and was robbed of an assist when he floated in a lovely cross for Theo. The forward headed it wide.
Next up, midfield