What a bonkers game that was. A perfect storm of terrible performance, tiredness and a very good Man City. So, how did the players rate?
A bit like this.
Wojciech Szczesny: 5/10 – Conceded 6 but had no chance with any of them really. Gave away a penalty at the end but it was a dive by Milner.
Bacary Sagna: 5/10 – Absolutely knackered in the last 20 minutes, not helped by a succession of right hand side partners who didn’t exactly help him out.
Per Mertesacker: 5/10 – Had his poorest game of the season.
Laurent Koscielny: 4/10 – Same goes. Switched off to allow Aguero space for the first, couldn’t get ahead of Negredo for the second. Hopefully in the injury isn’t serious.
Nacho Monreal: 4/10 – Struggled, but like Sagna was often left exposed.
Mathieu Flamini: 5/10 – Made a costly mistake in failing to control Ozil’s pass which gave City their 3rd goal early in the second half.
Aaron Ramsey: 5/10 – Nice assist for Walcott’s second goal, you could see him looking for movement ahead of him and not finding it.
Jack Wilshere: 3/10 – Love Jack, but it’s hard to look at that performance and not put it into the same box you’d keep all Phil Collins’ music in. A box that would be chained up, cast in concrete and dropped to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Theo Walcott: 6/10 – Typically Theo? Hardly involved at all but scored twice. That’s got to be a positive from today.
Mesut Ozil: 4/10 – Another assist but pretty indifferent on the day overall.
Olivier Giroud: 4/10 – Missed good chances in the second half, as much as anyone looked tired and on days like today you can see why an alternative striker would be a boost to this Arsenal squad.
Thomas Vermaelen: 5/10 – Came on for the injured Koscielny, a little suspect at times, but hard to quantify on a day when Arsenal’s defence was that bad all day.
Serge Gnabry: 5/10 – Gave the ball away carelessly which led to a City goal. It was odd to see him get on ahead of Santi Cazorla.
Nicklas Bendtner: 5/10 – The only option we have if Giroud isn’t playing well. Scored a good goal but the officials ruled it out wrongly for offside.
Linesmen: Get a new job/10
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