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GK Wojciech Szczesny (7/10) — Arsenal's keeper acquitted himself well in the defeat to Bradford City. He was hardly to blame for the League Two side's sole goal in the contest, as his defenders were relatively static in front of him. He would go on to make several solid stops in the match, and distributed the ball relatively well in an effort to quickly transition play. In the shootout, the Polish keeper got a hand on three of the five penalties taken against him, stopping two of them. Szczesny was a rare bright spot for Arsenal on the day.
LB Kieran Gibbs (5.5/10) — The English left back did not have a terrible day, as he got forward relatively well. He had a terrific strike just wide of goal early on in the game, and had another in the first period of extra time. Defensively he did not have any major errors, but his movement forward meant that he was not always able to track back quickly to support Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker in central defense.
CB Thomas Vermaelen (4.5/10) — How does Vermaelen earn a lower score than Kieran Gibbs despite having scored Arsenal's 87th minute equalizer? Primarily because that was his only positive contribution to the game. He managed to put an early (and open) header over the Bradford City crossbar. The Gunners captain was then beaten for pace and tenacity by Nahki Wells, and for strength by James Hanson. He was often in the right position to make a play, but simply wasn't able to win the individual battles that he absolutely should have won. That he crashed his penalty off the right-hand post to help send Bradford City into the semifinals capped off what was a very mediocre day for the Belgian.
CB Per Mertesacker (4.5/10) — The towering German was as culpable as Vermaelen in terms of losing battles with James Hanson and Nahki Wells. What he did to partially make up for it was his relatively methodical passing and distribution from the back. For large spells of the match, it seemed as if he saw more of the ball than Arsenal's midfielders, such was the pressure that Bradford City was applying to Arsenal's middle line. Not an awful day for Mertesacker, but as the tallest player on the pitch, and a German with 85 caps for his national side, he should have been able to keep up with the front line of a fourth-tier side.
RB Bacary Sagna (5/10) — The French right back did almost as well as Gibbs in getting forward, as he saw a lot of the ball in Bradford's half of the pitch. He was also strong defensively, seemingly able to get a piece of the ball in almost every challenge he flew into. He appeared to fade a bit as the game wore on, as perhaps he is still regaining match fitness from his lengthy spell on the sidelines.