This is a very strange game to work out the ratings for each player, as although we won the game, there was not much for Arsenal fans to rave about.
But here goes….
Cech – 8
There is no doubt that Petr is our signing of the summer (our only signing lol) and he was magnificent again in keeping another clean sheet against a dangerous Newcastle side. Magnificent is not strong enough…
Bellerin – 7
He looked very lively at the start and was bombing forward throughout the game, but with mixed results. Hasn’t looked the same player since his injury and if Debuchy wasn’t his backup I would say he needed a rest…
Koscielny – 8
The star of the show and was needed to score the goal as our real strikers never looked likely to get one. Immense in defence as well and could have done with a better partner than Mertesacker…
Mertesacker – 5
Not impressed at all with his little contribution today. I can’t forget the sight of him losing out on a corner to a header against a player 8 inches smaller than him which nearly gave Newcastle the equalizer..
Monreal – 6
Monreal and Bellerin looked more like wingers in this game and were up the pitch far to often, and Nacho was not as effectively defensively against Sissoko and co
Flamini – 6.5
He tries. He is aggressive. And he could have got sent off at one point when his high boot just missed someone’s head. I really hope that Elneny is twice as good…..
Ramsey – 7
Another trier. Keeps running but like everyone else kept losing the ball and shooting wildly
Ozil – 7.5
He must get bored of making chances for others that don’t get converted so he tried for a couple himself today. Ended up as centre-forward but only tried to assist himself…
Walcott – 5
I’m not sure if he was doing good runs off the ball or just running away from it. Honestly he hardly contributed at all
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 4
I have no idea why Wenger thinks he is as good as Campbell. Maybe he hopes he can get his confidence back by playing but only seems to sink further…
Giroud – 6.5
Olivier seems to be in one of his slumps again. Too many mistakes and too busy holding his head to bother trying to win the ball back. Looked lazy. Bring Sanchez back quickly please….