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Player ratings as Arsenal get back to winning ways against Hull

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

A double from Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal seal a crucial win over 10-man Hull in a largely forgettable Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Chilean opened the scoring with a controversial effort that came off his hand, before tucking away an injury-time penalty after Sam Clucas was sent off for handling Lucas Perez's shot on the line.

Having lost at home to Watford and slipped to defeat at Chelsea in their last two outings, a minority of Arsenal fans once again turned on manager Arsene Wenger.

But, with the Frenchman sat in the stands as he served the last of his four-match touchline ban, his side returned to winning ways.

STAR MAN

In a game where no one individual stood out, Harry Maguire continued his impressive form in a struggling Hull side. The 23-year-old dealt with the pace of Theo Walcott superbly and his commanding presence in defence was evident, with the visitors without their captain Michael Dawson. On the basis of this performance, if Hull are relegated at the end of the season, they will find it difficult to keep him at the club.

RATINGS

Arsenal

Petr Cech (Out of 10) 6

Hector Bellerin 6

Shkodran Mustafi 6

Laurent Koscielny 7

Francis Coquelin 6

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7

Theo Walcott 5

Mesut Ozil 5

Alex Iwobi 6

Alexis Sanchez 7

Substitutes

Mohamed Elneny (For Walcott, 69 minutes) 6

Lucas Perez (For Oxlade-Chamberlain, 80 minutes) 6

Danny Welbeck (For Iwobi, 80 minutes) 6

Hull

Eldin Jakupovic 6

Omar Elabdellaoui 5

Andrew Robertson 6

Harry Maguire 7

Andrea Ranocchia 6

Alfred N'Diaye 6

Tom Huddlestone 6

Sam Clucas 5

Kamil Grosicki 6

Lazar Markovic 7

Oumar Niasse 6

Substitutes

Evandro Goebel (For Grosicki, 60 minutes) 6

Ahmed Elmohamady (For Elabdellaoui, 66 minutes) 6

Adama Diomande (For Huddlestone, 78 minutes) 5