By 1970's Gooner
I saw the whole match last night and was very impressed with the overall performance of the youngsters.
Wenger seems to have learned his lesson from past years when he would start with 8 or 9 youngsters thus losing cohesiveness and experience. The whole of our defence were all seasoned players who were able to provide a solid basis for the youngsters to perform.
The youngster who didn't impress was Gnabry!
He kept giving the ball away and looked selfish in taking shots rather than playing a simple pass to a team mate as he correctly did for his debut against Stoke. I feared he would miss the penalty for to take a successful penalty you need humility an attribute he lacked last night.
On the other hand Ryo was much more effective and mature in his play and if there was a straight choice between them to start on Saturday then he would get the nod.
Hayden has the built and technical ability and he looked a good prospect. He needs games of course but he did well in the middle of the park.
I expected more from Eisfeld as his performances last season in the same competition impressed me. Last night he did not shine and had a lot of misplaced passes. He did however get into the correct position for the goal which he took clinically.
The youngster that really impressed however was the substitute Bellerin. He came on in the 95th minute for Arteta and for the remaining 25 minutes he run Arsenal's midfield! What a game he had. He was able to receive the ball, turn and pass further up the field rather than sideways.
He was the main reason that Arsenal was just as threatening as the opponents during this important period of extra time. He also had two shots one of which the keeper had to scramble to save to his right.
Just like Fabregas he is a Barcelona academy kid....
Now who will start against Swansey?
Neither of Gnabry or Ryo and not only because they will be exhausted from last night!
Ozil, Giroud and Wilshere will be the front three.
The midfield will be Arteta, Flamini and Ramsey the Rambo.