Arsenal succumbed to a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough this weekend, and some people would even say we were lucky with the one point we received.
Boro boss Aitor Karanka claimed his side should have won the match, and if it wasn’t for Petr Cech’s heroics, we most likely would have lost, but the same could also be said for Victor Valdes, who denied us with some super saves also.
That draw however ended a run of seven consecutive wins in all competitions, and the main change in the starting line-up came in midfield. Santi Cazorla picked up an injury in midweek against Ludogorets, a game in which you could argue he needn’t have played in.
We left our weekend’s home tie against Boro wondering how it was the visitors who created the most clear-cut chances, and the only reason in my head is that the Spanish midfielder was missing.
Mesut Ozil is widely considered to be the most important player for our side, due to his immense consistency last season in creating goals and goalscoring opportunities, while some may say that Alexis is central to us this term due to his switch to centre-forward which has worked wonders for our side.
Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny are deserved of their nominees for most important player also however, for their performances and consistency as well as the leadership that they bring with that, but I would argue that Cazorla is the unsung hero at times.
Who do you rate as the most important piece of the Arsenal puzzle?
Which Arsenal player is most important to title challenge?
- Alexis (31%, 712 Votes)
- Cazorla (29%, 663 Votes)
- Ozil (17%, 388 Votes)
- Koscielny (15%, 347 Votes)
- Cech (4%, 87 Votes)
- Coquelin (3%, 63 Votes)
- Bellerin (1%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,290