Galatasaray 1 – 4 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 7
He actually made a lot of basic saves throughout the game. Was never really tested properly but had to say consistent.
Debuchy – 7
A good return by the Frenchman. This should allow us more flexibility now at the back and we should be nearing our best defence again.
Chambers – 6
Didn’t have much to do but never really stood out.
Mertesacker – 6
Same as Chambers. He was never properly tested and although solid, his performance didn’t stand out.
Bellerin – 6
Struggled defensively but did relatively well in attack. Was obviously playing well out of position.
Flamini – 6
Didn’t have much to do and was substituted fairly early into the second half.
Ramsey – 8.5 (MOTM)
2 goals and assist with some brilliant overall play means he’s my man of the match. His first goal was complete composure whilst his second was just pure brilliance from outside the box with his weaker foot. Hopefully this will give him the confidence he needs to press on.
Campbell – 4
I didn’t really like his performance at all. Seems extremely raw still and almost always made the wrong final decision.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7
Quality attacking midfield performance. A great driving force from deep and made good passes when required with an assist for Ramsey’s first.
Podolski – 7
Decent defensive performance for the first half which was very impressive. He pressed well and so on. His two goals were very well taken as well.
Sanogo – 4
As bad as Campbell. No real control over what he was doing and made a meal of any chance we had when he was in possession.
Maitland Niles – 6
A decent performance when we were under the cosh so to speak. He’s generally a winger but has been successful this season as a deep midfielder for the U21s.
Zelalem – 5
Seemed to dawdle on the ball far too much and his lack of physicality was exposed numerous times. He needs to step up soon as he’s arguably one of the most talented youngsters at the club.
Connor – N/A
Only came on for the final 10 minutes but wasn’t impressive at all.