Leicester City 1 – 1 Arsenal, Player Ratings
Szczesny – 6.5
He played decently but should’ve done better for the goal I felt. He could’ve moved off his line and tried and claimed the ball. It was close enough to him.
Debuchy – 6
Average performance. Nothing stood out at all and he was caught up field far too many times and Leicester tried to expose our right hand side.
Mertesacker – 6
He was lacking fitness but should’ve played better. Didn’t even try and keep pace with the Leicester City winger who crossed it in for Ulloa.
Koscielny – N/A
Didn’t really have a chance to play as he was injured fairly early on and had to be subbed off because of the discomfort it was giving him.
Monreal – 7
Only decent defender today and wasn’t given the proper cover by Ozil as he isn’t used to defending on the left.
Flamini – 4
He didn’t do anything well today and left massive spaces on the counter. His only advantage over Arteta is his mobility and he didn’t get into positions well enough to intercept or tackle the opposition to prevent them from countering. They found it too easy.
Ramsey – 5
A pretty shocking performance by the star Welshman. He constantly lost the ball, had a very poor first touch and was trying to do too much. This is definitely linked to our formation change. It has taken away a lot of his game from last season.
Alexis – 8 (MOTM)
He was our best player today. He created a lot of chances, tried to make something happened and scored our goal. He worked extremely hard off the ball as well. He didn’t deserve the poor performances by others.
Özil – 6
He was pretty anonymous for the entire game and you can’t really blame him with Wenger playing him on the left. He is not good at all in that position and is not adapted to passing out of those positions and defending the left side of the field. It’s a waste considering we have Cazorla who is perfect as a wide midfielder when on form.
Cazorla – 7
He was our best midfield player today. Tried to create stuff but was too far away from the likes of Alexis and Sanogo because of our insistence on playing the 4-3-3/4-1-4-1 formation.
Sanogo – 4
He was shocking today. Touch was completely off and failed to do anything positive. He only gets a 4 because he “tried”.
Chambers – 6
He came on and was decent. Nothing more.
Chamberlain – 5
Struggled to affect the game when subbed on and was injured for the last 5 minutes.
Podolski – 1
Laughable attempt at playing as a striker. Even funnier that Wenger thought he could play that position when we needed someone to bring our midfielders into play.