Swansea 2 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 5
Don’t think he did anything of real note and wasn’t threatened much. Couldn’t do much for either goal.
Chambers – 1
He was absolutely mauled at RB. If he was up against Ronaldo, fair enough. But against Jefferson Montero, he has to be doing better. Wenger didn’t really help him and should’ve tried to tactically change it with how easy Montero had it on our right.
Mertesacker – 3
Poor throughout the game. Didn’t really do anything noteworthy in defence and missed a sitter with his head at a corner.
Monreal – 4
He struggled and was at fault for the second goal mainly. Completely out-jumped but it’s not his fault considering he’s a LB. That blame solely lies with Wenger.
Gibbs – 5
Didn’t really get punished defensively but didn’t offer much offensively. Like the rest of the team, he tended to lose the ball too easily.
Flamini – 2
Didn’t do anything that you’d consider “intelligent” or even remotely sensible. He ran around as he always does shouting without actually affecting the game. The defenders are absolutely terrified at passing the ball to him because he can’t play out from midfield.
Ramsey – 2
He was equally shocking. Didn’t do anything positive for the entire game. He has lost his first touch which means he can’t turn or pass as efficiently as he used to. It also doesn’t help that he plays like 15 yards further up than he did last season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7 (our MOTM)
He’s the only player along with Alexis who can have their head held high after that performance. They were both good against Anderlecht and Alex was quality again today. He constantly made a mockery of Taylor and didn’t get much help from Chambers who was having a shocker. Was integral to our goal as well.
Alexis – 6.5
He was the only player out there with any real end product. I can’t imagine how he feels at the moment. The rest of the team constantly lets him down after he does his utmost to get us into the lead.
Cazorla – 2
Absolutely diabolical with shocking corners adding insult to injury. Just laughable football all round.
Welbeck – 4
Didn’t really threaten Swansea at all aside from the assist for the goal. Just clumsy all round and rarely made intelligent runs or passes.
Walcott – N/A
Had very little time to affect the game with Swansea time wasting but that’s Wenger’s fault.
Wilshere – N/A
Same as above.
Sanogo – N/A
Same as above.