What can one say after that display? Remember who the opponents were, Brighton, a team that had not won a game in 2020 but obviously, when they play Arsenal they break that drought.
Too many missed chances, too much negativity in the middle and some shoddy defending, there is hiding for some of these players, they have shown too often they are not the quality that Arsenal needs to rise from the mid-table mediocrity we find ourselves in.
Arsenal Player Ratings
Leno – 6
Not on long enough to show his usual heroics, will be missed
Bellerin – 5
Clearly not the player he was, continues to be ponderous, he did improve on his City performance but had a part in the last-minute winner.
Mustafi – 5
Just average and he also had some culpability for the late goal conceded.
Holding – 5
Did ok, just an average performance
Kolasinac – 5
Arsenal needs a flying left-back and Kolasinac is not that.
Cabellos – 5
Slow slow slow, slow to pass, slow to create, slow to make a difference. He is not the answer to Arsenal’s creative problems.
Guendouzi – 6
Did ok but makes no difference going forward but as usual, he did show passion
Saka – 7
Came very close to scoring a sensational goal in the first half and generally did ok, always looked dangerous/
Pepe – 7
Nice goal but he needs to deliver more, this is Brighton and not Barcelona, he should be eating these sort of opponents alive and he is not.
Aubameyang – 6
Is the contract saga having an effect? I do not know but his shooting has been weak and he seems a shadow of the player he was before the suspension.
Lacazette – 6
As usual, he ran himself ragged but there is just no end product anymore, he is just an average forward these days.
Martinez – 6
Did ok when he replaced Leno but he should have done better for the late Brighton winner, was just too easy.
Nketiah – 5
Did nothing really when he came on but did put himself about.
Kieran Tierney – No rating as not on long enough really.
Joe Willock -Same as Tierney.
Reiss Nelson – Ditto
Arteta – 4
Starting to lose faith in the Spaniard, his team selection was once again questionable and his obsession with not selecting Martinelli is now starting to be an issue. If this was Unai Emery he would be slaughtered, Arteta should be treated no different.
Let me know in the comments if you disagree with these Arsenal players ratings