Anderlecht 1 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Martinez – 5
He didn’t have much to do but when he was tested, he looked shaky.
Chambers – 4
He was sloppy all night and just looks very rigid with the way he plays at RB. He doesn’t take his man on and was defensively suspect. Great cross for the goal however but he had a rank night.
Mertesacker – 5
Didn’t really impose a calming influence over the defence. I guess it’s difficult with a LB as your partner and a 19 year old RB who isn’t really comfortable in that position.
Monreal – 3
He was shocking and it’s not really his fault as he’s being played massively out of position.
Gibbs – 6.5
He had a decent performance tonight and scored the all-important equaliser. Still struggled defensively against Anderlecht’s RB.
Flamini – 2
Shocking. Made numerous defensive errors and didn’t really offer anything to the team.
Sanchez – 7.5 (MOTM)
He had a good performance. He was sloppy and lost the ball numerous times but he actually tried to make the difference and his contribution to the winner typified his performance.
Wilshere – 5
He was poor. Dribbled well but his final pass was shocking.
Ramsey – 5
Opposite to Wilshere. His passing was decent but his dribbling and overall mobility was non-existent.
Cazorla – 4
Embarrassing performance for the Spaniard. Exerted no control over the game and wasted numerous chances.
Welbeck – 4
Very poor as well. Just couldn’t control the ball and misplaced a lot of passes. He didn’t really bring any of the midfielders into play.
Chamberlain – 5
He didn’t do much but was involved in the winning goal.
Campbell – 3
He didn’t do much at all and was sloppy on the ball.
Podolski – 5.5
He gets his rating solely for scoring the winner.