It is hard to be positive about the performance of the Arsenal players after such a disappointing defeat against Dinamo Zagreb, but we did start the game well and we were also much better in the second half with 10 men. No one really covered himself in glory but Walcott scored a great goal, the Ox was always lively and the full backs attacked well but my pick goes to Alexis Sanchez who provided the assist as well as tireless work and many of our best chances.
Ospina 5 – Unlucky after getting down to save on the first goal.
Debuchy 5 – Got forward well but badly out of position on first goal. Rusty.
Gabriel 6.5 – Our best defender, solid and sharp.
Koscielny 6 – Let himself down on second goal.
Gibbs 5 – Like Debuchy did a lot going forward but was at fault for a goal.
Arteta 4 – Did nothing to challenge Coquelin.
Cazorla 5 – Ineffective passing on a a rare off night.
Chamberlain 6 – Caught out on first goal but should have had an assist for Ozil or Giroud and was at least a threat.
Ozil 6 – Much better after halftime and unlucky with the offside goal.
Alexis 7 – Still not his best but better than the rest
Giroud 4 – Harsh red card, good early header but the rest was awful.
Walcott 6.5 – Quality goal and must start at Chelsea.
Coquelin 6 – Proved how much we need him.
Campbell 6 – Pretty good from the fringe player. Needs more games.