There was not too much for Arsenal fans to cheer about last night, apart from the fact the draw at home to Red Star Belgrade did turn out to enough to put us into the next round due to Cologne beating BATE. The other big positive came from the performance of young Matt Macey in goal, who right from the off looked calm and composed and went on to make at least one top class save that suggests he has a very bright future indeed.
Macey 8 – Seems to have all the attributes to become a top stopper.
Debuchy 6 – Put himself about and continues to show he is not washed up just yet.
Elneny 6 – Showed his class on the ball as well as his defensive failings.
Holding 5 – Still struggling to find form of last season.
Nelson 6 – Struggled defensively and showed some flashes of his talent.
Coquelin 6 – Great as a holding player but not so clever going forward. That awful shot though?!?
Willock 5 – Worked hard with little impact. A few good moments.
Maitland-Niles 7 – Looks better all the time. Strong defending and a threat going forward.
Wilshere 6 – Mixed bag of brilliant touches and rustiness.
Walcott 5 – Really needs to step up or be shipped out.
Giroud 7 – Worked hard and caused problems.
Nketiah 6 – Looked lively but could not find same spark as his last game.