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Fantasy AnalysisRuddy wasn't really tested much as Norwich did a strong job for the opening hour of keeping the Gunners mostly at bay. However, when Danny Welbeck got some space, Ruddy had no chance to keep him off the scoresheet. Ruddy will need to take a step up if Norwich is to remain in the Premier League, sitting two points from safety with three matches—home against Manchester United and Watford and then a trip to Everton—remaining.
Fantasy AnalysisMonreal was steady as always, staying strong at the back while providing overlapping support moving forward. While it took him some time to get his sea legs in the Premier League, the Spaniard has been as consistent as any left back in England.
Fantasy AnalysisKoscielny was assured at the back with both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, who came on in the second half for the injured Mertesacker. Wearing the captain's armband for the final 40 minutes, the Frenchman looked the part. He even caught his head on a corner kick, but pushed it wide. He'll need to be in top form next weekend against Manchester City.
Fantasy AnalysisBellerin's pace seems to be fading a bit as the toll of 41 matches across all comps seems to be wearing on the 21-year-old's legs, he was still assured at the back and provided some help moving forward. He'll need to be at his best next weekend against Manchester City to keep Arsenal in the top-four.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter a number of starts in a row, Welbeck has been relegated to the bench of late, but that didn't stop him from being the key element to unlock Norwich's defense. Welbeck has four goals and two assists in 10 Premier League appearances and has done more than enough to supplant a struggling Olivier Giroud in the starting XI for the final two matches as his pace can give opposing back lines nightmares.
Fantasy AnalysisGiroud was shaky all match and seems to have lacked confidence, going 15 Premier League matches without a goal. While he did pick up an assist on a clever knock-down for Danny Welbeck, Giroud has shown little of late to merit inclusion in the starting XI in the final two matches.
Fantasy AnalysisCech was outstanding in the first half, making a pair of key saves on Nathan Redmond before the balance of play tipped toward the Gunners in the second half and Cech's involvement dwindled. With a pair of key matches left against Manchester City and Aston Villa to keep Arsenal in the top-four, Cech will need to remain in top form.
Fantasy AnalysisMertesacker was assured throughout the first half, but seemed to pick up some sort of hamstring injury early on in the second half and was removed shortly thereafter in favor of Gabriel. With how well Gabriel performed, it wouldn't be surprising, fit or otherwise, if Mertesacker wasn't selected for the starting XI for next weekend's fixture against Manchester City.
Fantasy AnalysisThe veteran made a couple of key stops, but he was unable to catch up to a low strike from to Cleverley in the ninth minute and was left stranded on a Leighton Baines goal in the second half. Boruc has now conceded eight goals during Bournemouth's three-game losing streak, and will look to turn it around next week versus West Brom.
Fantasy AnalysisPugh didn't make much of a statistical impact on the match, but he was on hand to tuck home a Joshua King cross to level the match in the ninth minute after Everton took the lead just two minutes prior. Pugh is up to five goals and two assists on the season, and he will represent a middling fantasy option again next week versus West Brom.