If it wasn’t for Petr Cech, Arsenal would have been severely humiliated by Tottenham. It’s lucky he was on the ball as our defending was atrocious once again. I’m afraid to say it, but I am now feeling certain we won’t be having a St. Totteringham’s Day for the second season in a row. It was so bad last season that, after reading an Artikel Bet365 in the summer I decided to bet on poker instead of football during this campaign. I was proved right yet again as Tottenham oozed confidence while Arsenal looked like nervous schoolboys, especially in the second half….
So here are my Player Rating. They are not very complimentary I’m afraid…..
Petr Cech – 7
This is the 9th game in a row that Cech has been waiting to get his 200th clean sheet, but there was little he could do to stop Kane’s header. Petr kept us in the game with a stellar performance and some of his saves were definitely world-class. He had a couple of scary moments as usual. but otherwise he was Arsenal’s best player…
Hector Bellerin – 6
Not such a bad performance from the Spaniard. He was one that looked like he was trying his best at least..
Laurent Koscielny – 4
To tell the truth today, Koss the Boss looked out of his depth against Spurs, and his leadership qualities were hardly impressive either.
Shkodran Mustafi – 4
It looked like Kane could read him like a book and ran rings around him. Not one of his best showings..
Nacho Monreal – 4
Another one that looked out of his depth, probably best suited to a three-at-the-back setup nowadays. We could certainly have done with an extra defender or two!
Granit Xhaka – 4
Granit was very ineffective and him and Elneny are not looking like Premiership players lately.
Mo Elneny – 4
Ditto, Had very little positive contribution and kept putting us in dangerous situations
Jack Wilshere – 6
Our most effective outfield player despite being targeted continuously by the Spurs midfield. Came very close to equalizing with our only shot on target, but Lloris saved superbly. Also a brilliant through ball to Aubameyang that should not have been disallowed.
Mesut Ozil – 5
Not a poor performance by the German, but was not as influential as usual as he was given little space to work with. Created a couple of chances but not up to his dominant best.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 4
After last week’s masterful performance we expected more from the Armenian, but didn’t look confident for such a big game. Let’s hope he improves with time.
PE Aubameyang – 5
The referee deprived him of his goal, but he wasn’t given many other chances. Looked lively though.
Iwobi – 4
Didn’t improve our attacking capabilities in the slightest
Lacazette – 4
Got into some good positions but fluffed his two big chances completely. Lacks confidence and needs to learn about the offside rule..
Welbeck – N/A