It was pretty hard to pick a Man of the Match from the Arsenal side that lost heavily at Crystal Palace. In fact it has been hard to think straight after another poor performance and result plunged the Gunners back into real trouble and us fans into despair. For me the players in contention were Monreal, Elneny and Ozil but I gave it to Emiliano Martinez because none of the goals were his fault and he made some good saves to stop it being even worse, and as he is our 3rd choice in goal we don’t expect the same from him as we do the others.
Martinez 7 – Despite conceding three he is one Gunner who can hold his head up.
Bellerin 5 – Ineffectual and badly out of form Spaniard roasted by fans on night to forget.
Mustafi 4 – Headless chicken springs to mind.
Gabriel 4 – TV post match analysis exposed his weakness and timidity against Benteke. Not good enough.
Monreal 6 – Tried hard and played okay. Kept going.
Elneny 6 – No frills but was busy and competent for the most part and that is his job.
Xhaka 4 – I have had about enough of him now. A few decent long passes do not make a midfielder.
Ozil 6 – Looked as though he might have the key. Put in a shift. Frustration at the end told his story.
Walcott 5 – Also tried hard but once again it did not happen for him.
Alexis 6 – Was one of our better players but we know he can be so much better.
Welbeck 5 – Rusty as an old bed spring.
Ramsey 6 – Had a positive impact but the game was gone.
Giroud 6 – Put himself about but as above his introduction was too late.
Ox 5 – Even less time and couldn’t get anything going.