Arsenal in part avenged the heavy defeat to Liverpool last weekend by defeating them today, advancing to the quarterfinal of the FA Cup to face Everton. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored one and assisted another, and though he couldn't save a Steven Gerrard penalty, Lukasz Fabianski performed well in goal with several key saves to protect and preserve the Arsenal lead.
The Arteta-Flamini partnership which, admittedly, I am not a fan of, performed relatively well today in protecting the defense. The back four were also good, with Carl Jenkinson in particular shining (though that may be partly because I am always afraid he won't do as well as I want him to do). Mesut Ozil played well and Yaya Sanogo, in his first really tangible playing time for Arsenal, also showed signs of being a good player.
All in all, it wasn't a flawless performance, but it was certainly better than the past couple have been, and it was certainly good enough to win. On to the next one.