Besiktas 0 – 0 Arsenal – Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 7
Only had to make a few select saves but made them as required and wasn’t at fault for any chances. A solid performance.
Debuchy – 6
He was again a bit iffy for me. Easily caught out of position when high up and doesn’t seem to cope well one on one.
Chambers – 8 (MOTM)
He was great again today. He did make a slip up in the first half but was solid throughout and was the only calming influence in a hectic performance.
Koscielny – 7
Didn’t have much work to do as Ba and co. were targeting Chambers rather than Laurent.
Monreal – 7.5
A solid defence performance by the Spaniard. Was positionally fine all game and was rarely caught out.
Arteta – 6
He was decent until he was substituted.
Ramsey – 6
Not one of his best games. Made chances for Giroud but was reckless and got himself sent off. Now he’ll miss the crucial home tie.
Wilshere – 6.5
Was decent but didn’t affect the game that much and was sloppy at times.
Sanchez – 7
A good performance for someone clearly unfit. Tested the Besiktas defence numerous times and tried to combine with Giroud.
Cazorla – 4
Very sloppy today. Was anonymous for long parts of the game and didn’t take responsibility and didn’t adapt to the fact that we were playing 4-3-3
Giroud – 3
Shocking performance. I understand he’s lacking sharpness but that is no excuse for lacking awareness and killing every single attack.
Flamini – 5
Pretty dire when he came on. Got booked immediately and was hampered from there on.
Chamberlain – 6.5
He came on with 20 minutes to go and did affect the game. He almost scored had it not been miraculously saved by Besiktas’ keeper.
Rosicky – N/A
Came on during injury time as we were trying to time waste after going down a man.
Poor performance but decent result. I’m convinced this team isn’t equipped to play the 4-3-3 and Wenger should just look to play the usual 4-2-3-1 regardless of whether Ozil is playing or not.