5 good and 5 bad of Arsenals victory over Doncaster


  1. We won and are into the next round, where we host Norwich City
  2. 90 minutes for Alexis Sanchez. He should now be fit to start against WBA
  3. 90 minutes for Jack Wilshere. He continues his rehabilitation
  4. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has the pace and strength to be a Premier League player
  5. We kept a clean sheet (I am struggling for 5)


  1. Jack Wilshere tired dramatically in the second half. Not yet ready to start a Premier League game
  2. David Ospina’s kicking was atrocious and put us in danger. Could not get past the halfway line
  3. Way too much space between the defence and midfield
  4. Both Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson made key errors that could have cost goals. Were both playing out of position
  5. Olivier Giroud is not the man for games to expose lesser teams. He puts in the same level performance not matter the opponent


4 thoughts on “5 good and 5 bad of Arsenals victory over Doncaster

  1. Johnno

    I`d never get on the kids back because he looks a right trier but Maitland-Niles will never make it at The Arsenal. I hope he makes a decent living and has a good career but he`ll have to drop down a level or 2 to do so. Nelson will play plenty of Premier League football (hopefully at The Arse) as he develops physically and mentally.


    1. Paul

      Think that’s a bit harsh on a lad who started as a right winger and has adapted to many positions and was playing a very unnatural left wing back role. He was magnificent in the second half versus Cologne when he moved to centre midfield.. he’s like Frimpong with a brain and footballing ability..


      1. Johnno

        Time will tell Paul and I hope you are right. I like seeing a young kid come through the academy and make it but I dont see it happening here. He should still make a decent career for himself though and you do have a point about him being played out of position.


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