All of the Arsenal players did pretty well in a game that we dominated against a very determined and disciplined Swansea City, but with some bad luck, poor finishing and one defensive lapse, we lost. But it was Alexis, as usual, that tried his hardest and came closest to getting the goal we needed.
Ospina 6 – Had done pretty well until the goal when he was just caught a little out of position.
Bellerin 6 – Worked well in getting up and down the pitch and offered Arsenal some width in attack but also struggled at times against Montero.
Mertesacker 7 – Read the game well, snuffed out danger and never looked troubled.
Koscielny 6 – Generally good but was also at fault for leaving Gomis free for the goal.
Monreal 6 – Offered little going forward but I do not blame him for the goal as he at least read the danger and tried to help.
Coquelin 6 – Was not tested and did his job well until being replaced.
Cazorla 7 – Passed the ball well and got in some good positions but perhaps overplayed at times.
Ramsey 6.5 – Tried hard and good energy but came deep and inside too often.
Ozil 7 – Passed and moved well and created chances.
Alexis 7.5 – If only he had taken an extra split second to finish we would have won but you cannot fault much else.
Giroud 6 – Struggled to influence the game but a few great touches nearly got the breakthrough.
Wilshere 6 – Looked sharp again and perhaps should have been on earlier.
Walcott 5.5 – Not much time and should have scored but little space in the middle for his abilities.