Arsenal made light work of their FA Cup game against Southampton.

A banana skin safely avoided, how did the much-changed lineup do individually?

David Ospina 7

Went wandering as he was possessed by the ghost of Almunia past, but generally did everything else that was asked of him.

Hector Bellerin 7

A quiet day for Hector at the back but did his usual going forward.

Shkodran Mustafi 7

Could have scored his second Arsenal goal. Defensively, didn’t have much to do.

Rob Holding 7

Showed some neat footwork, wasn’t really troubled.

Kieran Gibbs 7

What a joy it is to have Kieran at the club. Never moans, plays when he’s asked and always does a good job at both ends.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 9

Ran the show. It was his ball from the halfway line that found Welbz for his and Arsenal’s second and that wasn’t the only delightful pass he pinged from the centre. Should have had another assist when he found Lucas, with another from deep, who saw his shot smothered.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles 7

Much, much better in midfield than at right-back. Looked good and rightly earned praise from the Arsenal fanbase.

Theo Walcott 9.5

How much have we missed Theo? This Theo, to be precise – fired up, strong and determined. A hatrick on his return from injury at his old club. Doesn’t get much better than that. He’s just one away from 100 goals for Arsenal now.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide 8

The Jeff, eh? He’s something, especially for a player who shouldn’t really exist because he was purchased during the window we allegedly bought no outfield players. The only question that really needs answered is why aren’t we seeing a little more of him from the bench in other games?

Lucas 7.5

He’s scored as many as Jamie Vardy and assisted more despite playing fewer than half the minutes. He is more than any of us expected. Lovely flick to Welbz for the opener. Probably should have scored towards the end of the game.

Danny Welbeck 9

Deft finish for his goal to mark his first start since May, composed for his second and grabbed an assist when it seemed like the ball was going out of play. Great to have you back, Danny!


Alexis 8

Nobody knows why he was brought on but he had an assist within four minutes. Before the game was out he would have two to his name. Maybe that was why he was brought on?

Alex Iwobi 6

Didn’t really have a chance to do much.