Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 6.5
Was rarely challenged because of how withdrawn Tottenham were for the majority of the game. Could’ve done better for the goal personally.
Chambers – 6
I felt he struggled until the 70th minute. Couldn’t pass his way out and just seemed to move possession back to Mertesacker.
Mertesacker – 6
He struggled for large parts of the game. Was easily bypassed when Tottenham countered but with Flamini in front of him, it’s difficult to blame him entirely.
Koscielny – 7
Did well enough against Adebayor and had to clean up Flamini’s mess numerous times.
Gibbs – 7
He was pretty good defensively and was strong offensively in the second half. He’s not a natural attacker but his pace allowed him to get into dangerous positions.
Arteta – N/A
He went off fairly early. Without him, we looked a mess so maybe that’s a testament to how he was doing when he was on…
Ramsey – 5.5
Didn’t do anything special aside from a decent bit of skill on the edge of the box in the second half. Lost the ball numerous times and just seems to shoot on sight without thinking about the other options. He seems a shadow of the player we saw last season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.5
He struggled during the first half but was pretty good in the second. Managed to score the equaliser but still could’ve done better generally. Just seems a bit raw.
Özil – 7.5 (our MOTM)
He was the only decent player out there today. Didn’t lose the ball unnecessarily and looked to actually hurt Tottenham rather than playing it safe. He took responsibility but the media will never report that because the players around him didn’t have the guts to help him out.
Wilshere – 6.5
Pretty average performance before he was taken off. Did more than Ramsey mind but he got booked early on and that meant his game lost its bite.
Welbeck – 6
Started well but completely fell off, especially in that second half. Chamberlain saved him from being the villain this week after Danny completely fluffed his shot.
Flamini – 1
He’s a diabolical player and it’s baffling that Wenger didn’t bring in another defensive midfielder. He doesn’t understand football. It’s that simple.
Cazorla – 7
Added some much needed urgency in central midfield but was unfortunately paired with Flamini who completely killed any momentum our passing had by passing it straight back to Mertesacker.
Alexis – 4
Struggled when he came on. Just didn’t get past any Spurs players as you’d expect and slowed down our game.