Östersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal – player ratings

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It wasn’t the most exciting game but we got three things we haven’t seen in a while.

1 – An away win

2 – A clean sheet

3 – A penalty save.

Read the match report and watch the goals here, the player ratings are below.

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Checchekason
Checchekason

Penalty!

GoonerJust
GoonerJust

Chech should get penalty tutorial from Ospina

Tim
Tim

Get a down vote for spelling Cech’s name wrong.

It’s four letters, mate.

Billy+Enfield
Billy+Enfield

You get a down vote, for down voting him

Average Joe
Average Joe

I think I would rather have that fraud Carlos Kaiser up front then Welbeck… Or any other footballer for that matter… Completely average!

GoonerJust
GoonerJust

Bendtneresque performance by Danny boy

Toni
Toni

TGSTEL used to score or at least hit the target. I bet if we played Matt Macey as the lone wolf up front, he’d probably perform better than Welbeck getting assisted by Ozil and Henrikh. It is like he already scored all the goals he could this season. Now he can walk off into the sunset, head held high.

Merteslacker
Merteslacker

Very surprised to see Xhaka dropped for Maitland-Biles. Hope this is signs for things to come from AMN!

Stephen
Stephen

Can’t tell if the “Biles” is a not-so-subtle-dig or just a fat finger. If so, shame on you slacker.

SOMK
SOMK

Well ‘B’ & ‘N’ are next to each other on a keyboard and he got the initials correct, besides when people routinely type on 5 inch wide virtual keyboards, never mind fat fingers, it’s the equivalent in scale to using a conventional keyboard with your elbows, in other words, I’d give ‘Mertslaker’ the benefit of the doubt.

420Gonerblayzeit
420Gonerblayzeit

Interesting breakdown. I’ve never seen such a thorough rebuke and detailed explanation of a mostly downvoted comment. Fine work, sir!

Zak
Zak

That was ‘like a training match’. First one to say it, but am sure not the last.

Rohan
Rohan

Ospina doing his chances of first team action no harm with that penalty save!

yen
yen

Čech did much more against Spurs to keep his place than Ospina today to gain it.

Ben
Ben

We should sub Ospina on when we give away penalties. I kid of course.. but maybe.

gunnerdaremkd
gunnerdaremkd

Well we could certainly sub him vs watford and westbrom those were very late penalties in the game maybe he would save one as we all knew even Peter that he wouldn’t save a penalty in million years.

Big Cheese
Big Cheese

Cech was woeful with the ball at his feet. His distribution was horrible, but he did make one impressive save (free kick I think?). The rest all hit him in the face or hands, so no great saves, just hit directly at him. We need a new keeper pronto.

Vonnie
Vonnie

His distribution is much better than Cech, he finds an Arsenal player and doesn’t kick the ball straight out either.

yen
yen

Well, that’s not true – at least not when it comes to this season. Čech’s distribution has actually been better than Ospina’s according to this:

http://e0.365dm.com/18/02/16-9/20/skysports-graphic-data-karius_4230855.jpg?20180214131710

Sean
Sean

Completely unrelated to us, but jesus, Ederson really is mental isn’t he? City aren’t under pressure enough for me to see how strong he is as a shot stopper, but gotta give the guy credit for the way he starts attacks/recycles possession. Not even Neuer’s that good.

A Different George
A Different George

Can’t really tell how he is on crosses/corners, either. But he’s just the keeper for Pep– quick to come out, good with his feet, amazingly accurate and quick passes to the wings (or the left wing, anyway). The similarity isn’t to Neuer, though; I think he plays a lot like Ospina and other South Americans.

Desi Gunner
Desi Gunner

Lloris comes across as the most balanced keeper according to this. But then it’s sky, and they are always yellow.

yen
yen

World in Motion is the company who did the research, not Sky.

Nketibag
Nketibag
Mon-un-real
Mon-un-real

On an England side not, Hart better not get called up to the England WC squad!!
Also hate to say it but Fabianski isn’t that bad a keeper, watched him a few times this season and he’s been pretty impressive.

Jimbo jones
Jimbo jones

But cech can kick it further than 25 yards…

Desi Gunner
Desi Gunner

This is the first team too. Oh, you mean the Premier League? But I still like how Wenger manages the careers of his keepers. He hasn’t always had the best ones, but he has managed to give game time to a number of keepers over the last few years, including ones who have gone on to win cups, including Ospina. I hope he can keep that run going.

Goonerink
Goonerink

Look at lukaz, haven’t done it precisely but on the curve he just edges Cech on overall quality.

Goonerink
Goonerink

Also how is matt pope so low in shot stopping?

yen
yen

This graph only takes 2 GK qualities into consideration (there are surely more than just shot-stopping & distribution). But Lukasz is surely a great goalkeeper.

Joe2
Joe2

MOTM: Ear-muffs

Olalekan
Olalekan

I personally feel a goalkeeper should get a 10/10 for a clean sheet no matter how little they had to do. Add a penalty save to that and the 10/10 becomes even more earned.

THEEEEEO
THEEEEEO

Sead did what?!

Corona X
Corona X

Kolasinac came on Monreal? And existed in those moments? I’m very confused and scared here!

Vallejoboy
Vallejoboy

Poor Nacho.#yotambien for him as I`m sure he had no say in the matter when Sead got started.It was probably a power play to show who is really the dominant lb

Sandman

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 *dies roflmaoing*

True gunner
True gunner

Ratings are atrocious.

Damo Dinkum
Damo Dinkum

Then it will please you to know that I give you 3.2/10 for that comment

Matt+P
Matt+P

Please expand

A Different George
A Different George

Not sure which challenge Blogs thinks should have been a yellow on Mustafi; the sliding tackle in the first half, on repeated replays, did not look like a foul (though I thought it should have been their throw, rather than ours). Maybe he’s thinking of something else.

Eddie
Eddie

5 for welbeck???????
Man how I miss the days of Chamakh and Gervinho. Welbeck is not even Championship level, in all seriousness.

Giroud\'s scorpion kick
Giroud\'s scorpion kick

I remember the day arsenal media gave me the chance to chat with Nacho via Skype. Won some contest and they chose someone who spoke my language. Has the chance to ask him about his addition to London and stuff… But they promised a signed shirt that never reached me :'(

SantiSandler
SantiSandler

Felt like a preseason match to be completely honest, but good win and Ospina dabbling in the dark arts of saving a penalty…

Razznik
Razznik

Welbeck is as useful in attack as the “ueue” in queue. He is just there, without any function.

Monzo
Monzo

Comment of the season

MPLS Gooner
MPLS Gooner

Genius goddamn comment. I had to show people at work.

Sandman

Razznik for benevolent world dictator!

Cechmate
Cechmate

Brilliant! Very true! He is like the “yo” in you!

Sandman

Dafuq ‘yo’? ? Czechmating your ownself, Cechmate…..mate?

OK. I’m done now. Hakuna MaTATA! ?

Another Paul
Another Paul

I think the bonus rating is a bit harsh… Definite 10/10 for me!

Adebayor\'s Mom

Welbeck is shit! Wonder what he’s stop doing at ArsenalFC

Dennis

He.s still better than Theo..and we couldn.t sell them both

Yankee Gooner
Yankee Gooner

Probably couldn’t give both away, either.

Ostrichsund
Ostrichsund

We were playing a Swedish pub team and Welbeck still looked by far the worst outfield player on the pitch…

WellArsed
WellArsed

Feel as if we sent the wrong striker to Chelsea. On the other hand, watching AMN develop is encouraging, just hope his game doesn’t suddenly fall off a cliff as has been the case with some of the youngsters in the recent past.

UpNorth
UpNorth

Welbeck is a strong and fast athlete and probably a very nice guy. But he’s not a very good striker, pretty average technical skills and his movement in the box are pure disaster. A good striker moves to get the ball in a position that suits his skills, Welbz is just running around hoping on sheer luck. We better hope for a swift recovery of Lacazette. By the way, if Dortmund is beaten in this round, can Auba them play ?

eddymc2
eddymc2

I’m not sure what exactly the rule is (headline was enough for me on those articles) but considering we’ve already submitted a list of registered players and Aubameyang is presumably not on that list, I figure he can’t play.

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

Genuinely still baffled at how we sold Giroud and Walcott but kept Welbeck. I don’t want to be mean or anything but come on…

Stephen
Stephen

Because both of those can start for teams and Welbeck can’t given current range of play. He needs to up his game big time. Never in the right spot and this team was a perfect chance to bang some in.

Araj
Araj

Simple. No one was interested in buying him.
IF we had any planning or any forward thinking mentality, we would have done this clearout in the summer, sold welbeck too, brought in Auba and maybe retained lucas perez who is more of a pure striker (what we need) than a runner who fills in at the wings (what welbeck is).

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

‘Simple. No one was interested in buying him.’

Before people get carried away with tonight’s Ospina clean sheet remember this applies to him as much as Welbeck…..

Cechmate
Cechmate

Remind me, how many offers did Cech rebuff to stay back with us? A lot of our keepers suffer due to our defensive frailties – Lukasz & Scezny suffered too not just these two.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

Remind me, did arsenal tell the world that Cech was available for sale & did Cech tell the world he was happy to go? No, so no comparison with the Ospina situation.

lessthanthesumoftheirparts
lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Lucas Perez did more in 3 months than welbz has in 3 years

SharpasFc
SharpasFc

I figure the theory “if you love them set them free” was used.

caligunner
caligunner

Do you understand how transfers work?

V h
V h

Monreal = Fox in the Box
Much more than Francis Jeffers

craszy+gunner
craszy+gunner

Danny Welbeck’s performance was very worrying…if we are to believe that laca is away for 6 weeks in wenger’s calendar thats usually means 12 weeks in regular time..

I am a huge supporter of Danny but he can’t put in a performance like that not especially against a team like Ostersund..

His body language just showed a guy who didn’t believe he would score..

Mentalist
Mentalist

I’m impressed.

Not with the performance but how precisely one can rate a player:comment image

zta
zta

if Ozil 7 , Miki should 7 as well (for that 2 assists)

mdr227
mdr227

Rather boring match, especially early, looked like we were doing our best imitation of wind shield wipers going side to side. Good result though setting up a chance to give some others a run in the second leg.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

We won 3-0 yet Mustafi was still shite. Can’t pass, is slow, charges in, gets turned easily, mistimes even the simplest of challenges..

A Different George
A Different George

When someone dislikes a player, or his performance, they must be able to see things that I can’t. You can think Mustafi is shite, you can think he mistimes challenges, etc. But you actually believe he is slow? As much pace as any centre back in the league, I would say.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

3rd goal vs Swansea..He is slow/His rushing in disguises that fact

Levi
Levi

5 for Welbeck is absolutely generous. He was slow, clumsy, and cringeworthy every time he was near the ball. Very disappointed.

Adam
Adam

I dream of a world where we sent him to Chelsea rather than Giroud…

SharpasFc
SharpasFc

They would ask for their money back….

Ross
Ross

I like AMN but thought that was generous. Gave the ball away a number of times and was brushed of the ball continuously. Epic pace for one recovery tackle though

DBMÖ10
DBMÖ10

Not wanting to piss on Danny , but boy that was bad. He seems a good , hardworking lad with his head never going down; honestly don’t think though he’s cut out for this level. Being the worst player on a day where the opposition was league 2 at best is a right shocker. If he hadn’t come from the United academy, I’d bet he would be at some PL-Championship yo-yo club. Speaking out of disappointment as someone who believed he can improve and become a genuinely quality striker 3 years ago. This match is what breaks it for me

santori
santori

How the hell does Mustafi get a 5 when AMN lets someone through midfield and it results in a penalty committed by Bellerin.

The bias is unbelievable.

AMN did OK in midfield as did Elneny but this isn’t a PL quality team.

Some people have to take their blinkers off for once.

I thought in general we were OK. They were a bit overawed but grew into the game after the second goal.

Against a better team we would have been punished for that midfield. There were moments we were open still. Nothing has changed and AMN had a mixed bag quite frankly.

The only reason he is there is we are out of options if we want to bench Granit for a short period for up and coming games…City.

Welbeck will need to be sharper for us if we want to take out bigger opponents.

Mhkitaryan I thought did well with the assist and the cross leading to the own goal.

For me the stand out player was Iwobi. Always available, constantly instigating and willing to move the other team around for us.

Ospina also came up with a good stop for the penalty and one good save in first half.

I like AMN but some of the thought proccess going on beggars belief.

That said, good we got through with business almost done. We will have better luxury in home leg to rest some of the key players for the Caribao cup final and the league match against City.

Kartik Iyer
Kartik Iyer

Score doesn’t reflect how boring this game was….and our players were treating this game lower than a training exercise at times. I know u should be happy with the win, but when you see teams like city play the way they do each game, don’t you think in games such as these you at least expect a high level of commitment from the players. Everyone was just there! And we won this game not because of our quality but the lack of that in our opposition. A good win, but atleast play as if the shirt means something to you and like this isn’t some 10-8 job!

Xhakalaca
Xhakalaca

Considering the climate and our away form, i feel it was a good performance.

Kartik Iyer
Kartik Iyer

Football should be entertaining and it should atleast look like the players are giving 100% is all I’m saying. That wasn’t the case yesterday. I understand that we can’t play beautiful free flowing football all the time against the likes of city as we are a level below them at the moment . But you can expect atleast that against a weaker side we give our all and dominate throughout. They were very very weak and we were really very lazy! That’s just my opinion however, if you feel the team’s performance was satisfactory good for you, enjoy.

geek_gooner
geek_gooner

Like.. seriously? Mhiki 6 and Iwobi 7? Why blogs, oh why?! Does he have Irish roots or something? He is a waste of space. Nowhere near Arsenal quality. Another game, another iwobi-like performance – not much offensive, dreadful defensive. He should be sold ASAP.

Lula
Lula

So true that Montreal comment.

SweGooner
SweGooner

Arsenal is one of the biggest clubbs in the world. HOW can danny shitbeck even be alowed inside the stadium?? Amazingly bad performance against Östersund.. i hope its a eye opener for Wenger. Welbeck shouldnt be let to go near a pitch. Just my opinion.

Jimbo1
Jimbo1

He was bad, but he is still a human being. No need for name calling.

SweGooner
SweGooner

true, but if you are an arsenalfan, then you need to judge them by their performances. Remember that this bloke earns more in one week than we do in a single year. Do you think welbeck would have been given chance after chance in lets say: city, Barcelona, Juventus etc etc. There is a reason why United sold him. If we want to be the best, then we cant accept half-ass performances. With that said, i love Welbeck because he got heart and seems to be a realy humble and caring kind of guy. but that doesnt realy matter when you play football now does it.

Jalex
Jalex

Kolasinac came on Monreal? I don’t remember that

Razznik
Razznik

It’s like Welbeck can’t think and run at the same time. If he is running he ends up losing the ball because he can’t think of what to do, and when he stops to think, he still loses the ball because the opponents obviously won’t wait for him.

Meneam
Meneam

Welbeck is the worst singing of the 21st century

Onenil
Onenil

No, that would be One Direction.

Big Cheese
Big Cheese

Horrible ratings. Did anyone notice Mkhi was central to all three goals? He was a solid seven at least. Same with Ozil since he scored a goal. AMN was a solid six but gets a pass for it being his first time in the midfield all season. Elneny was an eight, he moved the ball around masterfully all evening. Mustafi’s tackle was a thing of beauty, it’s wasn’t a yellow unless you’re blind. He earned a solid seven also. Chambers wasn’t as impressive and played himself into a corner a few times. He earned himself a solid six also. Iwobi was excellent, deserves an eight for all his effort and energy. Welbeck deserved a six, he was trying not to get hurt on that 4G pitch. He created space and almost got lucky. Ospina was an eight also, didn’t make a mistake all might. Same with Nacho, El Cabra strikes again! Bellerin had some promising moments but let us down with that penalty, so I gave him a six.