Dortmund 2 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 4
Shocking all round. Made basic saves but almost cost us a goal and was culpable for the second.
Bellerin – 2
Completely out of his depth. Was systematically targeted by Dortmund players and was the source of most of their joy going forwards.
Mertesacker – 4
Was out played by all of Dortmund’s attackers. They ran circles around him. He couldn’t cope with the pressing or the pace.
Koscielny – 7 (our MOTM)
The only decent player out there today. Tried to do it all on his own and kept making last ditch tackles. But there was only so much he could do on his own with no support from the midfield.
Gibbs – 5
Meh performance. One decent dribble in the first half and the rest was a pretty basic performance.
Arteta – 2
Diabolical. He was absolutely destroyed by Mkhitaryan. He couldn’t keep up with the Armenian. Even then, it was just so easy for Dortmund to completely bypass our midfield with just one or two passes.
Ramsey – 3
He was also shocking today. Played far too high up when we needed him to be breaking down Dortmund’s play from deep and playing it out as he did last season.
Wilshere – 6
Only decent midfielder out today and even then, he still gave the ball away loads of times but he did try and make chances and tried to aid our transition by dribbling out from the defence.
Sanchez – 4
Constantly lost the ball and made the wrong choice too often. Did well in tight spaces but got the basics wrong too often tonight.
Özil – 5
Done the basics right but had no one around to help him do anymore. He was constantly crowded out because there was no passing option.
Welbeck – 4
Missed two one on ones and just generally poor on the ball tonight. Not very impressive.
Chamberlain – 6
Decent when he came on. Injected pace but still misplaced passes.
Cazorla – 5
Didn’t really affect the game. By then, everyone was sulking so there was no real chance of him helping us get back into the game.
Podolski – N/A
Didn’t even know he was on really until he missed a decent opportunity to score. Classic Podolski.