Dortmund got diddled to put Arsenal in a strong position in their Champions League group.
Here’s how the players rated.
Wojciech Szczesny: 8/10 – Made two big second half saves, from Reus and Bllakvlclakclakysksllski, which kept the scores level. He’s become very important to the team this season.
Bacary Sagna: 7/10 – Solid, gave it everything as usual.
Per Mertesacker: 8/10 – Some fantastic tackling, great heading and reading of the game, and was in no way lucky not to give away a penalty late on. Lewandowski got exactly what he deserved for his diving all night.
Laurent Koscielny: 8/10 – Magic again. Got absolutely flattened by Weidenfeller and should have had a penalty. After coming back on he made two outstanding clearances inside 10 seconds. Sums him up.
Kieran Gibbs: 7/10 – Didn’t get forward much, and left a bit exposed at times, but did well overall.
Mikel Arteta: 7/10 – Got an early yellow but showed his experience as Lewandowski tried to get him a second yellow. Made some important clearances.
Tomas Rosicky: 8/10 – Ran his floppy-haired hole off again, always looking to press, made about 156 sliding tackles and was well involved in the Arsenal goal.
Aaron Ramsey: 7/10 – Once more a bit quiet but you just can’t stop this man scoring. Brave header too.
Santi Cazorla: 7/10 – Found little to work with from an attacking point of view but worked hard.
Mesut Ozil: 7/10 – Gave the ball away a lot, sometimes in quite dangerous areas, but also gave us our best outlet at times. Enigmatic.
Olivier Giroud: 7/10 – Put himself about but found it hard to keep hold of the ball. Big, big header for the Arsenal goal, that’s another assist for him for this season.
Nacho Monreal: 6/10 – He’s a very useful substitute, providing good defensive cover in games like these.
Thomas Vermaelen: n/a– Not on long enough
Nicklas Bendtner: n/a – Not on long enough
Robert Lewandowski: complete twat/10
And yes, I realise some of the marks might be a bit high, but we just beat Dortmund. Enjoy it.
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