TheSportsRush brings the Arsenal player ratings vs Chelsea as the Blues came on top with a late winner against Unai Emery’s side.
Arsenal were just ten minutes away from their first Premier League point, but Marcos Alonso had other ideas. The former Fiorentina man scored late on to snatch everything the Gunners had collected in the first half. We take a look at how every Arsenal player performed in the game.
Petr Cech-6/10- Petr Cech could do little about any of the three goals Arsenal conceded. The former Chelsea man did make a few good saves though. It remains to be seen when Bernd Leno will debut but the Czech goalie put in a much better performance than he did last week at the Emirates.
Hector Bellerin- 5/10- Hector Bellerin was horrific for a second match running. The Spanish right back did display an attack flare but did very less to contribute. Also, Marcos Alonso, Willian and Eden Hazard managed to make mincemeat out of him. Yet, to be fair on his part, he did not get any assistance on his side from the other players and hence, scores five.
Nacho Monreal- 5/10- Nacho Monreal was nowhere to be seen in the attacking department of Arsenal. Every time the Gunners attacked on the left through Mkhitaryan, the Armenian had no support from his fullback. Monreal was nothing great at defending at the back either.
Sokratis-6/10- Sokratis had a decent game and did a fair bit to keep Ross Barkley at bay from being a constant threat to Arsenal. He was their last man on most occasions and tried keeping an offside trap. However, Chelsea were easily able to bypass it twice. He was still better than any other defender and thus, gets a six.
Shkodran Mustafi- 5/10- The Germany defender was absolutely poor in this one. In all fairness, he was better off against Manchester City last week. Mustafi did make a tackle or two but had to foul his man relatively often to keep him at bay. He also picked up a yellow card from Martin Atkinson later in the game.
Granit Xhaka-4/10- Granit Xhaka was only present in the game during the first half. The Swiss international has a great physique but did no good to use it in order to reduce Jorginho’s threat. The Napoli man wonderfully pulled the strings while Xhaka watched on during the first half.
Matteo Guendouzi-6.5/10- One of the better Arsenal players, Guendouzi was quite good at reducing N’Golo Kante’s attacking threat. The French midfielder stood out in the City game when he made some amazing tackles on Ilkay Gundogan and was of similar quality against the Blues. He gets a 6.5 since there’s still room for improvement.
Alex Iwobi-6/10- The Nigerian got Arsenal’s equalizer in the first half but that was only his good moment. He did help a little in the attacking build up but his passes in the final third were not dangerous even one bit. His positioning for the second goal felt a little fortunate, to be honest.
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Mesut Ozil-3.5/10- Arsenal lined up in a 4-2-3-1 on paper but played most of the match in a 4-3-3 formation. Ozil was a right winger for most parts of the game and was nothing short of horrific. His attacking contribution was nil and so was his defensive support to Hector Bellerin. Arsenal were stream rolled down their right hand side and most of it was due to Ozil being spaced out, either losing balls or lacking a defensive flare.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan-7/10- The Armenian was one of the only Arsenal player who showed desire and positivity even after the Gunners went 2-0 down. He scored a goal and assisted Iwobi’s equalizer. Some might argue that he deserves a better rating, but missing a sitter has that chalked off.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang-6.5/10- One of the more decent players for Arsenal alongside Mkhitaryan, the Gabonese did attempt to attack Chelsea whenever he could. Unfortunately, his runs were too quick and smart for David Luiz who held a high line in order to keep him offside. Auba also missed a sitter in the first half.
Lucas Torreira- 6/10- Lucas Torreria played the second forty five minutes against Chelsea and did a fair bit in helping defensively. He deserves a start in the next match to see whether his rating gets any better with playing time.
Alexandre Lacazette-4/10- Lacazette came on for Alex Iwobi and joined Aubameyang as the second striker. He did nothing significant in his fifteen minute cameo. Yet, he did have a chance to capitalize of Kepa’s missed catch.
Aaron Ramsey-4/10- The Welshman came on for Mesut Ozil who was pathetic to say the least. Sadly for Emery, Ramsey did not do anything helpful in his twenty minutes on the field either.