It was not as easy as you might think to select Oxlade-Chamberlain as the best Arsenal player from a pitiful performance that saw us crash to defeat against West Ham, as he was at fault for that killer second goal and it reminded me of what he did against Monaco but he was the most enterprising Gunner and at least looked likely to make something happen.
Cech 3 – This might seem harsh but because so much was expected and the mistakes were so costly I am feeling harsh.
Debuchy 6 – I thought the Frenchman did pretty well forwards and backwards, especially compared to the rest.
Mertesacker 5 – Started well but after the goal looked a bag of nerves.
Koscielny 6 – He was not to blame but also not his best.
Monreal 5 – His worst game for a while.
Coquelin 5 – Passing let him down and looked more like a game for Arteta.
Ramsey 5 – Headless chicken act from the Welshman. Tried but too hard. Needs to shoot less.
Cazorla 6 – Struggled to really get into the game out wide and there was no space in the middle.
Ozil 5 – Tried hard but it was just not happening. Needs to shoot more.
Chamberlain 7 – Best of a bad bunch with some great driving runs and tricky feet. Must defend better.
Giroud 6 – Did what he could. Starved of service. Defended well.
Walcott 5 – Tried to do too much himself but we were desperate by then.
Alexis 6 – Nearly sparked a fightback but looked a bit rusty.