Arsenal player ratings – Another poor away performance from Arsenal and the rating reflects that.
Where to start with the Arsenal player ratings? well, I could just copy and paste from earlier player ratings when Arsenal are on the road. This was not a vintage performance and a lot of the players have to hold their hands up and acknowledge they had a bad day at the office.
To say one is annoyed and frustrated at what we witnessed today is an understatement. However, I suppose we should not be too surprised considering what we have been watching all season long.
Not all the usual suspects had a poor game, but most did.
Leno – 7
Did ok, no spectacular saves but he was in the right position for most of Burnley’s shots on target.
Saka – 6
Was bright and dangerous down the left but an injury forced him off at half time.
Mustafi – 8
Best Arsenal player on the pitch, says it all.
Luiz – 6
Poor with his passing and his defending was erratic on occasions but not his worst outing.
Bellerin – 7
Not as effective down the right as one would wish, made the odd poor pass but played well considering.
Xhaka – 5
Not his best game since Arteta took over, poor with his passing and offered little going forward.
Guendouzi – 5
Lacked quality all afternoon. Wish I could understand why he started.
Ozil – 4
Standard Ozil performance
Martinelli – 5
He tried but needed a flying wing-back in support and looked lost without one.
Lacazette – 4
Another poor game, how many more before Arteta makes the right call.
Aubameyang – 4
Missed at least two good opportunities, rarely defended from the front, maybe he was rusty after a break.
Torreira – 5
Did average and thus an average score
Willock – 5
Did better than Ozil.
Nketiah – N/A
Seriously? what is the point of bringing him on so late.
Arteta – 4
Poor team selection, late subs, whatever he said at half time made no difference. Worse game since he took over.