Arsenal Player ratings for the season by Konstantin Mitov
Well, all the excitement of a new manager is dead with Mikel Arteta coming in. But I’d like to give my season ratings of the players who played at least a part time roll in the squad.
Cech – 3/10. For the experience he has, the amount of mistakes he made is shocking.
Ospina – 4/10 Not good enough for Arsenal, although he didn’t play regularly. Overall the GK verdict is get a new one as soon as possible.
Koscielny – 4/10. I’m sorry, but the amount of mistakes he made and the lack of leadership qualities for a captain earn the Boss a 4/10
Mustafi – 1/10 I don’t even want to talk about this.
Bellerin – 3/10. Didn’t care for much of the season and made a ton of mistakes. I’d give him another season under a new manager.
Monreal – 7/10. The one defender that can come our with any sort of pride our of the side. He also scored a few nice goals.
Kolasinac – 6/10 I don’t know why he was dropped after a good start, but I’ll be happy to see him under a new manager.
Chambers – 5/10. Good end to the season, but not enough play time and a lot of rotations didn’t help him.
Granit Xhaka – 3/10. I am sorry, but after 2 seasons, the Swiss hasn’t shown anything to prove he is a decent DM, let alone a Santi replacement.
Maitland-Niles – 7/10. The best of the young players by a mile! Played at different positions I’m very optimistic about this guy and I can’t wait to see what happens with him!
Jack Wilshere – 4/10. The whole love for Jack should not blindside the issue that he is not good enough. I fully agree with Southgate’s decision not to take him to the WC.
Mohammed Elneny – 6/10. I love the spirit and work rate of this guy. He is a good utility person to have in the squad.
Aaron Ramsey – 9/10. My player of the season. Ramsey was one of the few people who did his job in his position and stepped up when he was needed. He was really let down by a bad team overall.
Mesut Ozil – 5/10 he had a good start to the season, but against big teams, he was missing again. After his contract he’s been dead useless. Under a new manager though, I’d give him another chance.
Danny Welbeck – 5/10. Had glimpses of a really good player, but there is always something missing.
Henrick Mikhitaryan – 6/10. I thought Mikhi had a hit or miss half season. He was either amazing or average, but it’s just his first year.
Alex Iwobi – 3/10. I think there is quality in Alex and he’s one of very few who drive with the ball. But his end product was so poor and his confidence is very low, but under a new manager he could excel.
Alexander Lacazzete – 8/10. This guy would’ve been on 20 goals if Arsene didn’t rotate him with Giroud and then put him on the bench instead of playing with Auba. I think he’ll be key next year.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – 9/10. I think this guy is a steal. I feel so confused what we did to bring him in. The guy sits where he needs to in the box and netted 10 goals despite our poor performances and he’s the quickest Arsenal player to get them. Very promising for next season.
I could’ve missed someone, but for the overall team performance of the season, I’ll give them 3/10. The away performances, the Europa league missed chance against 10 man Atletico and the league cup capitulation is unacceptable. I’d give one if it wasn’t for the home form.
The manager gets 2/10, but at least he is gone.
Now the board. I was really happy with Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat and we finally sacked Wenger, but and it’s a major but! We don’t have a replacement manager lined up.
This is honestly pathetic and we’re getting Arteta. The real issue is that we only got rid of Arsene due to the empty seats, but appointing Mikel misses a major point, which is the fact that the fans are divided and angry and this appointment will not excite anyone.
Also the fact he signed Auba and Mikhi, when our obvious problems lie in defense, show exactly the problem. This was throwing dust in our eyes, to make up for the fact we screwed up with the Alexis transfer.
The poor handling of the contracts with players like Wilshere free to leave and Ramsey in the last year of their contracts, don’t help either. So in the end the board gets 3/10 for Auba and sacking Wenger only. And it will get 3-4 more if we don’t sign Arteta and get a man like Ancelotti or Enrique who are available.
That’s it for me, what are your ratings? Share them in the comments!