Where to start? Even though this is now roughly 12 hours or more after the game and the anger has subsided a little it is almost impossible to be anything other than damning towards the entire team.
When you consider the magnitude of the game to see a performance like that is unacceptable, no words can describe the disappointment that Arsenal fans feel, not at the loss but the manner of that loss.
These ratings are not reactionary at all, they are my honest assessment of what I can only describe as one of the worst cup final performances I have seen from Arsenal.
Cech – 6
To think he was being slammed before the game and should not have been selected tells you everything when he was actually our man of the match. I am not convinced he could have saved the first goal and cannot really blame him for any of the others and if it was not for some of his saves we could have lost by more. When your keeper is the man of the match and you concede four goals then that is a huge problem.
Monreal – 2
I am being generous here and the only reason he gets a two is that I have no choice but to rate him higher than some of his teammates.
Koscielny – 1
Captain of what, the Titanic? No leadership at all, his defending was poor and it just got worse as the game progressed. This has to be his last game for us.
Sokratis – 2
Dreadful game, spent the match flapping around, he was not strong at all and if we have him in defence next season god help us.
Maitland-Niles – 1
He did ok first half but absolutely collapsed in the second half, was responsible for at least two goals and was simply out of his depth and not for the first time either. I am no longer sure he is of Arsenal quality.
Horrendous performance, offered absolutely nothing, was utterly useless, his crossing is some of the worst I have ever seen, when he gets the ball and starts his run I just drop my head.
Torreira – 3
At least he tried but Chelsea put him in their pocket and never let him out, as ineffectual a game from him I have seen all season.
Xhaka – 3
Another poor game but it is not his fault that he is average, he is what we got and nothing much better to replace him with but he did try but you have to ask, what was the point of him last night?
Ozil – 1
That is a generous one, started bright but as usual, simply went missing, his body language was one of I don’t give a shit and when you stand him alongside Hazard you just know we have been royally screwed. He has to be sold.
Lacazette – 2
So much was expected and so little was delivered, he had an appalling game, he collapsed mentally like the rest of them, no passion, no urgency, nothing.
Aubameyang – 2
Golden Boot winner that played like a Timberland winner, he should have had a field day against that defence and yet it was the defence that had a field day against him.
Guendouzi – 2
If running around like a headless chicken is a talent then he gets a ten but for what he offered when he came on he deserves nothing more than a two.
Iwobi – 5
Tells you something when a sub comes on and is close to being the man of the match. He scored a wonderful goal and showed more in his 25 minutes than almost anyone else in the team.
Willock – 3
Should have scored but can hardly blame the lad too much when you have so many around him that simply did not give a toss, at least he tried to inject some energy into the game.
Emery – 0
This is on him, he has to hold responsibility for what happened out there and for the first time that I can remember I have handed out a zero.