Well, it was an overall good performance. In the first half we were frustrated alot by Ipswich but in the second half we were better and scored the goals at the right times.
We created plenty of chances throughout the match but most of them weren’t clear cut and Ipswich were defending quite resiliently.
However, what I enjoyed was that none of the players got panicked and sticked to the game plan.
The backline weren’t tested much but did well whenever Ipswich were in our half.
The midfiled was dominated by us as we enjoyed lots of possession.
Upfront the movemnet was very good along with the finishing.
Coming to player ratings:
Szczesny (6.5): Had nothing to do all night but to collect the back passes and clear them. Was caught once when he collided with Sagna, otherwise had the goal covered.
Sagna (no rating): Lasted for a short while. I hope he isn’t badly injured.
Djourou (7) and Koscielny (7.5): They too had very little to do but when called upon, did their job brilliantly. Made some vital interceptions and clearences. Djourou covered up well for Eboue and was always quick to close down the opposition. Koscielny scored an excellent goal with his head.
Clichy (7): Good defending at the back and contributed upfront. He is slowly getting back to his best. Keep it up Clichy!!
Wilshere (8): A very good performance by Wilshere. Found the right pass and was always involved. Controlled most of the midfield in the first half. Delivered some excellent balls, one of which led to Bendtner scoring. However, he needs to be consistent with it because at times his final ball lets him down.
Denilson (6.5): A decent perfomance from Denilson.Should have done better in the first half though. Kept the ball ticking in the midfield.
Fabrgeas (7.5): Another top perfromacne from him despite a somewhat frustrating first half. Was involved in every thing and should have scored in the first half on the ball provided by Wilshere. His second half performance was, however, excellent. Scored the killer third goal.
Bendtner (8): He clearly was on fire today. Scored an awesome first goal at the right moment that opened up the game. Moved well on the flanks and provided good width. Deliverd in some excellent crosses especially the one which led to Van Persie hitting the cross bar. Howeever, he needs to improve his first touch as at times it let’s him down.
Van Persie (6.5): Another good perfromance despite not getting a goal. Moved around well and linked up the play nicely. Was unlucky not to get a goal in the first half.
Arshavin (7): Well he isn’t up to his best but he is trying to get there. Made a good start but then went to his usuall. However, woke up to provide the assist on the second and third goal. I hope this does good to his confidence becuase we all know what he can offer Arsenal.
Eboue (6.5): Made me nervous as he was always caught out of position. However, he did well when underpressure at the back and provided decent support upfront.
Nasri and Walcott: Too little time to make an impact. No ratings for both.