Diwakar Raghunathan for Sportskeeda:
Arsenal displayed good defensive organization with the midfield four defending deep in a straight line in front of Coquelin and then using their pace to quickly move the ball forward, often outnumbering the double pivot of Fernando and Fernandinho. Ramsey and Cazorla curtailed their natural attacking instincts to some extent to sit deeper and then utilizing their crisp passing to release the wingers.
Special mention should be made of Coquelin whose savvy positioning and man-marking of Silva allowed these blitzes up field. Needless to say, Arsenal went one up after a nice transition move starting from the back, where lot of quick one touch passing culminated in Monreal being bought down by Kompany in the box, leading to a penalty. Santi Cazorla constantly switching with Sanchez and Ramsey to drift into space, provided a masterclass as he dominated the game.