Arsenal had the best possible preparation for the FA Cup final after they dismantled West Bromwich Albion in their final home game of the season before Wembley’s showpiece occasion next week.
Arsene Wenger is set to receive a selection headache after Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere produced stellar performances to throw their respective names in the hat in terms of a starting position for next week’s final.
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Here is how the Gunners rated in their performances at the Emirates Stadium.
GK) David Ospina – 5
If Wenger wanted any confirmation regarding a move for a new goalkeeper this summer, the Colombian gave him some ammunition. Caught in no-mans-land for West Brom’s goal and almost turned a long-range effort into his own net.
RB) Hector Bellerin – 6
Kept the width and was a constant threat on the right by overlapping Jack Wilshere. The Spaniard needs to cut the rash challenges out of his game to become a complete defender.
CB) Gabriel – 6
Was comfortable alongside Mertesacker and looks to have become accustomed to the league.
CB) Mertesacker – 6
A calming influence in the defence but struggled at times in the second half to contain Victor Anichebe.
LF) Kieran Gibbs – 6
Was solid throughout and put in a few aggressive tackles to let Wenger know that he’s ready to regain his left-back spot.