If I had written my Arsenal player ratings last night or this morning then all of the Gunners would be getting ones and twos because I was livid but in the cold light of day I can hopefully be more rational. Campbell gets the nod for his all round performance as well as the peach of a goal and honourable-ish mentions go to Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Francis Coquelin. You may think my scores are generous but we did dominate and should have won.
Cech 5 – Not many are talking about big Pete but what was he thinking on that second goal?
Bellerin 5.5 – Huffed and puffed but no end product.
Mertesacker 6.5 – Apart from looking frozen in time on the first goal the big German defended well and was a calming presence and his knockdown should have been an assist.
Gabriel 6 – Decent performance after his Old Trafford nightmare.
Monreal 6.5 – Good game and got forward well. Sanchez needs to use him more.
Coquelin 7 – Much better and sharper in the middle. Did not deserve to be on losing side.
Ramsey 5.5 – Another tireless but ineffective game from the Welshman.
Campbell 8 – Brilliant goal, lively and dangerous. Must start against Spurs.
Ozil 7 – Tailed off towards the end but he cannot do it on his own.
Alexis 7 – So unlucky not to score. Needs a goal to settle him down.
Giroud 6 – Horror miss and some wayward passing but still giving it his all. Confidence is shot.
There was little Welbeck or Walcott could do as Arsenal crumbled to defeat.