Arsenal player ratings: Newboy impresses but exciting youngster shines in Burnley win

PUBLISHED: 16:55 30 January 2016 | UPDATED: 17:17 30 January 2016

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (left) battles for the ball (John Walton/PA Wire)

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (left) battles for the ball (John Walton/PA Wire)

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Arsenal beat Championship high-fliers Burnley 2-1 in a tricky FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium. Here’s how we rated the Gunners.

David Ospina 6

Made a fine stop to deny Andre Gray in a one-on-one. Perhaps should have come to claim the cross for Vokes’s goal.

Calum Chambers 7

Took advantage of a rare starting opportunity with a fine finish to open the scoring. Decent performance defensively.

Gabriel 6

Erratic at times, he was caught out of position by Arfield and almost made to pay.

Laurent Koscielny 5

His mistake allowed Gray to race through on goal. An uncharacteristically nervy performance and he was lucky to escape a red card for a handball.

Kieran Gibbs 6

Aside from the occasional burst forward his biggest contribution was a sliding challenge on Coquelin in the build-up to Burnley’s goal.

Francis Coquelin 7

Looked understandably rusty at times but he provided a solid shield in front of the back four. Arsenal fans will be glad to have him back.

Mohamed Elneny 7

Seemed to enjoy his Arsenal debut. Made some darting runs forward and tried to make a statement with some long-range strikes from distance.

Alex Iwobi 8

Started in a an attacking central midfield position and showed exactly why he is rated so highly by Arsene Wenger. He’s got great feet around the box and the power to mix it up in the challenges.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7

He’s been out of form recently but he produced a nice clipped cross for Sanchez to finish. Plenty of energy and a good display.

Alexis Sanchez 8

Back in the starting line up and back in the goals. He was easily the most dangerous player on the pitch and although he’s not yet back to his best this was an encouraging performance.

Olivier Giroud 6

Struggled for service at times but he linked up well with Sanchez and was a handful up front.


Tomas Rosicky 7

A big boost for the club to see him back on the pitch. Showed some nice touches in the final third.

Mikel Arteta 6

Provided little going forward after coming on and sat deep in front of the defence.

Theo Walcott 6

Didn’t have much of a chance to impact the game after replacing Sanchez late on. Missed a good chance.

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