Everton 2 – 2 Arsenal, Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 6
He was sloppy today and was pretty cocky on the ball which meant he cut it close with a few decisions.
Debuchy – 5
He was poor all game and was absolutely destroyed by Mirallas. He didn’t have much support in attack and was constantly under pressure. He will need to improve sharply over the next few games.
Chambers – 6
He was good on the ball but his off the ball decisions were more than questionable. He clattered into Everton players more than once and didn’t sheppard Lukaku when he had passed Mertesacker (by fouling him). He’ll learn from that mistake though.
Mertesacker – 6
Clearly unfit and was slower than usual. Struggled against Everton’s strikers and seemed to be running through treacle all game. Will get better.
Monreal – 6
He struggled at times. He was composed on the ball was caught out too often.
Flamini – 6
He didn’t really do anything extremely wrong but didn’t really dictate the game by intercepting and tackling the opposition and starting counter attacks.
Wilshere – 6
He didn’t really get into his stride today but did try to increase the tempo of the game when he was on the ball. It just seems like he’s not suited to the rest of the team and Wenger is trying to shoehorn him into the team and is changing our formation into the 4-3-3 as a result. The rest of the team is struggling to play that formation and as a result, we are playing poorly.
Ramsey – 6
He was shocking today and only gets a 6 because he scored the goal that got us back into the game. Again, this is the sign of a world class player. He can have a terrible performance and yet still can decide the result of the game.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.5
He tried to do a lot of things today and had numerous shots at goal. Unfortunately, they never really were close enough to really trouble Howard but it gave him something to think about early on. Went completely anonymous after half time.
Ozil – 6.5
He was clearly unfit and yet created numerous great chances. He did lose the ball quite often but he didn’t have the extra yard to take advantage of. If only we had a striker who can really take advantage of the chances created.
Sanchez – 6
He really struggled through the middle. He was too deep and with no focal point in attack, he couldn’t really affect the game.
Giroud – 7.5 (MOTM)
He changed the game when he came on. We actually had someone who could move us forward in attack. He did miss two really good chances but managed to enable us to create chances later on in the game and scored the equaliser.
Campbell – 4
He was shocking. He had no control and didn’t do anything positive when he came on. He clearly requires quite a few games at this level to get into the swing of things. But it is still to be decided as to whether he’ll make it at this level.
Cazorla – 6.5
He assisted the first goal and helped pile on the pressure late on. I’m hoping for something similar on Wednesday.