Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal – Sort of player ratings

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Arsenal finished the Premier League season and the Arsene Wenger era with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield today.

Read the report and see the goal here.

Here’s how the players rated (sort of).

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Marios
Marios

i love you Arseblog

Sànde Class
Sànde Class

😀 😀 😀

Hope my facetious laugh at this comment is taken in the right spirit. ?

GoonerJust
GoonerJust

Ramsey didn’t deserve that much! 3541 should be good. Completely agree with Park Chu Young assessment, he is TOP class.

Viva la prof
Viva la prof

Wenger in

DoeEyes
DoeEyes

Not quite sure what I just read but thoroughly enjoyed it all the same. Merci Prof!

Jorin
Jorin

One Arsene Wenger. Class personified. Legend. We’ll always be grateful.

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

Fuck. It’s real. Tomorrow is going to be weird.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

It’s next season that will be really wierd

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

Mhki was limp, but Aaron rammed them while Rob was holding on, Shkodran must’ve been fired up and Alex used force like Kenobi, Pierre banged one in and Nacho’s cameo – unreal, Hector barely ran, Alexandre was like a set of wild badgers, Danny stayed well back and Steve was pulling out his hair, all the while, Wenger was Arsenal.

Sànde Class
Sànde Class

Daaaym. Eventhough I not necessary, Mr Andrew should reeeaaally employ your services in doing the player ratings writeup yo. ?

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

Not my finest work.. Mixed reviews were to be expected.

Maxin In The Shade
Maxin In The Shade

The season didn’t go as planned position/results wise, but we couldn’t have hoped for a better sending off than the one Wenger has received these last few weeks.

Thanks for everything boss. You will be missed.
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Jules
Jules

I mean besides the Europe league…

SeanJuba
SeanJuba

Bye Bye Arsene. ?

Mach to be you
Mach to be you

Emojis for an emotional day. I’ll miss you Boss, bye bye and all the best. #MerciArsene

goonerang
goonerang

The reality is sinking in. The fact that I’ll wake up one day and see an announcement of the new manager. And then the only constant in my 20-year life will change.

There’s been a year in my eye since that bow. I so terribly feel like penning down everything he means to me. I will always love you and respect you for everything you have done for the wonderful club and all the people associated with it. And I hope that you visit India soon, just as you promised. Because I sure am waiting.

Merci, Arsene. Merci.

goonerang
goonerang

There’s been a tear*. Cannot edit :/

santori
santori

Here we go again:

1) Ospina – Decent, kept us in it with some good reaction saves. As I have mentioned, where Cech is better commanding the box, Ospina is an excellent reaction keeper.

2) Bellerin – He has to go forward to provide width for us. Which means a long trip back to defend the space behind.

3) Mustafi – I thought he was solid today with some excellent clearances. What the problem is is the midfield do not track back enough. But some people like to highlight his one mistake where they will gloss over Monreal and Holding. You won’t see statistics on the number of clearances Mustafi has put in for this team over many games now bc they have their delusional axe to grind. Clearly one of our better CBacks (which isn’t saying much of course)

4) Holding. Did decent. But if anyone wants a reminder of the premature ejaculation they have with Mavropanos, its HOlding. Dubbed the next Tony Adams not too very long ago before a longer slate of games highlighted his apparent inexperience…its the same sort of people who are deluded into thinking these young players can be relied on where they should in reality proof return on potential first. Meanwhile we need a Cback actually to replace Kosclielny.

Some people have their heads up their arse with the Cback issue.

5) Kolasinac – One of our more effective players today inexplicably subbed off for Monreal. Provided some robust involvement on the right wing which became our main outlet.

6) Granit – He has really improved his defensive game. With the team struggling, less involved building us forward. But there lies the problem as well bc neither Ramsey, Granit or Elneny can turn with ball under pressure. Jack (to some extent Iwobi) are the only ones who can carry the ball without Santi.

7) Iwobi – I thought he was well involved today. Some errant passes (no more than others if not less) but he brings mobility, and good technique to the middle with an eye for the forward pass (That one releasing Bellerin being the pick of the bunch). Again as a reminder, he is only 22yrs and in this deeper midfield role, he will get better. Again one of our better performers today inexplicably subbed to no better effect.

8) Mhkiatryan – A couple of good involvements but LARGELY anonymous. Had he been Ozil, some people would be moaning about him going missing. Whyw asn’t he subbed?

9) Ramsey – Frsutrating. A couple of sublime balls, one for the assist and another releasing Lacazette who conspired to hit the ball straight at the keeper. Otherwise a but all over the place.

10) Aubameyang – Also another I don’t understand that got subbed off. His runs into the box and instincts into the 6 yard box should be something Welbeck can take lessons from. Wasted IMO played as a wide man.

11) Lacazette – Again, I don’t see what’s so “world class” about him. He’s not much faster than Giroud and doesn’t offer the hold up game or the quick flicks. Also his off ball running/positioning leaves something to be desired. Some people moan about service to him but if you are truly world class, you make the service happen.

Instead he runs in a way its difficult to pick him out and he needs to move toward the ball (ditto Welbeck) rather than wait for it to come to him when receiving crosses.

12) Monreal – Lost Mooy which could have been a goal for them.

13) AMN – Decent as usual but frankly better as a Rback to push Bellerin. Not any more convincing than Iwobi who gets forward better.

14) Welbeck – Strong running by Danny today. One great opportunity but he has two left feet and lacks composure. Otherwise if he plays to his power, he is a handful. The sort of player we probably needed today to trouble them a bit but I would have preferred him right up top bc Lacazette just goes missing.

Sànde Class
Sànde Class

Too professional on an emotional day Santman. ?

Merteslacker
Merteslacker

give this guy jianwen own blog already

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

Ramsey never stops moving but he achieves so little. Done nothing with the ball but made some great runs..Tryed his hardest to score even went up front several times, playing ahead of Auba and Laca. Mhki probably had his worst game.
Ospina is a goddamn fairy. Saying all that it must have been their hardest game

Martin
Martin

An assist is not nothing

The Question
The Question

we need to maximize Ramsey’s strengths, meaning we play an anchorman to provide security and give him freedom to bomb forward and into the box. i like the idea of Fabled DM- Ramsey- Elneny / Auba Laca Micky

Frank Bascombe
Frank Bascombe

Of course Ramsey tried to score. He always tries to score. He’s an ego-maniac with zero sense of team The fact that he does one good thing per game doesn’t make up for continuously and needlessly losing possession. He takes too long to play the only pass that (was) on and by that time he realises there’s no Hollywood pass – the initial one’s no longer so open- but he plays it anyway and puts his teammate under pressure. Apart from that… he’s wondrous.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

It’s illegal to criticize Ramsey around here. He runs around.

hahahaha

Any team he joins I support from that day.
Merci Arsène

Scott P
Scott P

Well these ratings are going to screw up the season averages. 😉

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini

So glad we scraped a win. Would have been awful for Arsene to say goodbye with anything less.
Despite the frustrating times I have never had so much enjoyment from one guy. I was an Arsenal fan pre-Wenger and to have experienced some of the absolutely outrageous football we have has been an absolute pleasure more often than not.
We’ve won 17 trophies (if you count the community shield) in 22 years, which when you look at it that way, is a pretty good return.
Yes, we didn’t get the ones we wanted more recently but the football landscape has changed since he started. What looked like an important idea at the time, with the building of the Emirates, has been eclipsed by billionaire owners and TV money.
It’s quite incredible to think that The Fugees “Ready Or Not” was at number one in the charts on the day he took over. Almost feels apt given I don’t think anyone was ready for what was to come from him.
Thanks for everything boss.

Canuck Gunner
Canuck Gunner

A bit jarsh on Ramsey. I think he deserved at least one extra point (74001) for the assist.
I started supporting the gunners in the 90s shortly after Wenger took over. I think he stayed a couple seasons too long, but is a true legend and gentleman. Will be weird seeing a different manager, but excited about the future.
Merci Arsene!

confused squillaci
confused squillaci

I’ll miss you, Arsène. Thanks for everything!

On an unrelated note:
When they were walking into the tunnel after the game Matt Macey looked like a fucking giant. I’m assuming he’s actually close to average height for a keeper and it was just because Ospina is so short?

Merci Arsene (GoonerestGooner)
Merci Arsene (GoonerestGooner)

Nothing to do with Ospina’s size, Macey is literally a fucking giant. Rumor has it he’s great great great grandfather once smelt the blood of an english man and his great uncle once had a fight against someone called Dave.

Dave won.

Badaab
Badaab

-51/10 to the wob brigade with their ‘television channel’ who are behaving like they weren’t asshats for the last three plus years on social media (or even in the stands).
It’s time for that lot to retire.

I AM ARSENAL
I AM ARSENAL

To be honest i used to hate those guys but seeing how the season went were they ultimately wrong..Take the two most prominent ones DT and Troopz what exactly have they said you have not agreed with,,You may not like how they speak or present what they want to say but are there facts wrong.
We have not truly competed since 2007/8 season…and the season we finished 2nd by behind Leicester was even more embarrasing.
More of their anger is directed at the board and the fact that Wenger takes all the Flak for all things that go wrong at Arsenal is proof of that. He shielded everyone else from criticism including the players.
Also those guys have videos going back as far as 2011 so this isn’t some new fad that just got started 3 years ago..If i went to 90% of our games home and away including europe i would be pretty pissed off too paying those prices.

Always arsenal
Always arsenal

Still beats me how the going to Wembley and winning the FA cup doesn’t mean anything anymore. Oh, unless of course someone other than Arsenal wins it.

Monkey knees
Monkey knees

These next 90 days are horrid without football, but even horribler without ratings like these to chuckle at when stumbling around the kitchen, a tad A.U.I (adulting under the influence). My 8 year old is tutting at me. Never grow up, people. You’ll only get children titting at you.

Matt P
Matt P

There’s the NBA and World Cup to keep
me sane

Liquidaardvark
Liquidaardvark

It’s almost worth putting up with all the mistakes and remonstrating on field about his mistakes just for the Hank Scorpio jokes. Thanks Blogs.

P.S. You ever see a guy throw away a perfectly good pair of moccasins?