If I was to have done these Arsenal player ratings last night then some of our players would have been getting the lowest scores I have ever given, especially Theo Walcott, but after sleeping on it, and watching again, I have calmed down a bit and taken into account the fatigue from the weekend and the difficulty of breaking down the Foxes. Most of the Gunners were still below par, though, and I have given the Man of the Match to Nacho Monreal who was strong throughout and whose late shot was deflected in for the winner.
Cech 7 – Fantastic save on a fairly trouble free night.
Gabriel 7.5 – Another strong and commanding display.
Koscielny 7 – Should have done better with header. Otherwise good.
Monreal 8 – Looked at home in new role and kept going to win it for Arsenal.
Bellerin 7 – Decent game down right but there was not much for him to aim at in the box.
Coquelin 6 – Some shoddy passing but also some good defensive work.
Xhaka 7 – Apart from a few terrible shots had a decent game. Passed well.
Gibbs 5 – Faded after good first half and had same problem as Bellerin.
Walcott 4 – Good footwork and shot saved was about all he did. Looked lost and short of confidence.
Alexis 4 – Hit the bar but otherwise an awful night for the Chilean. Had the excuse of fatigue though.
Ozil 6 – Put in a shift but it did not really happen for him.
Welbeck 6 – Tried to liven up his struggling team mates.
Giroud 6 – Put himself about and made Foxes worried.
Ramsey 4 – Still looking terribly out of form.