It was most disappointing to win the Group with this performance but the team were unlucky not to come away with a point. After three wins this second string have gone downhill with little left to play for until the next round it must be hard to get motivated. We would hope that they would try a bit harder to impress Wenger and try to force a place in the first team.
It was not the most exciting game to watch, but there were a few good performances in there…
David Ospina, 7
Couldn’t do anything about the penalty, but otherwise looked as good as Petr Cech to me!
Mathieu Debuchy, 7
Still rusty but did his job well except for the clumsy foul that gave away the penalty
Per Mertesacker, 8
Didn’t do anything wrong to be honest. Looked a cut above his fellow defenders.
Rob Holding, 7
Gradually improving but anyone could look good at this level!
Calum Chambers, 5
Having not played for so long it seemed very strange to play him as wing-back. At least he had a run out to gain match fitness.
Francis Coquelin, 8
Definitely our best striker yesterday (lol), and deserved to finally break his duck. Had a very good game in my book.
Mohamed Elneny, 6
At least he was played in his correct position for a change, but still looked very rusty. I can’t see him staying at Arsenal to be honest
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 7
A bright spark on the day and should soon be challenging for a First team place more often
Jack Wilshere, 7
Not one of his best performances but is still ring rusty. As he said it’s not easy when you play every three weeks.
Olivier Giroud, 6
We should be expecting him to score at least once at this level, but he rarely looked threatening. Didn’t look half as threatening as Welbeck.
Danny Welbeck, 7
Was very lively considering he had been out injured for so long. He will be returning to the Premier League squad very soon I imagine. 45 minutes was a good run out to set him on his way. Please stay fit this time!
Alex Iwobi (replaced Welbeck, 45), 6
As rusty as the rest of the forward line, but looked composed.
Reiss Nelson (replaced Chambers, 67), 7
Very impressive cameo. Great run to get a shot on goal but end product was a bit weak.
Not long enough for a rating but definitely another bright spark. One for the future.