Even though the summer signing Granit Xhaka had probably his best game in an Arsenal shirt since his transfer from the Bundesliga, I thought that Mesut Ozil just edged him as our best player in the draw with Tottenham yesterday. The German did produce the wicked free kick that led to our goal, after all, and Xhaka blaxed a shot over the bar when a pass was the better option.
Cech 7 – Close to saving Kane’s penalty and apart from one slip he was in control.
Bellerin 7 – A few great defensive moves and got forward well.
Mustafi 5 – His worst game as a Gunner. Hopefully a blip.
Koscielny 6 – Dealt well with Kane but his mistake was very costly. Unusual lack of calmness.
Monreal 7 – Very good return from the Spaniard with one brilliant block to deny Kane.
Coquelin 7 – Impressive and important contribution again. I can understand his frustration at being replaced.
Xhaka 7.5 – Put himself about well, disciplined and 82 percent passing accuracy. Good job.
Ozil 8 – All our good stuff came through the German and he even got stuck in when needed.
Walcott 7 Unlucky not to score, good work and movement but not enough impact.
Iwobi 5 – Poor game from the youngster. Got better before going off but perhaps needs some time out.
Alexis Sanchez 7 – Worked hard without his usual impact. Starved of scoring chances.
Ramsey 6 – Decent intro from the Welshman who tried to spark the team.
Giroud and Ox 5 – Struggled to have an influence.