Arsenal player ratings – Arsenal can consider themselves unlucky against Crystal Palace.
For the neutral the game this afternoon would no doubt have been thrilling but for an Arsenal fan, there is a feeling of injustice.
Dominant in the first half, massive deflected Palace goal, down to ten men, Pepe hits the post. Yup, getting a 1-1 draw does just not feel right.
Anyway, this article is about the player ratings and not what might have been.
Leno – 6
Not to blame for the goal and had an ok game.
Kolasinac – 7
Did well overall, did just fine in defence for the most part and the same when he went forward
Sokratis – 7
Did well, becoming more assured in the middle of the defence and is a warrior
Luiz – 6
Not a bad game but he was making me nervous the more the game went on and what was that free-kick?
Maitland-Niles – 7
A lot more assured these days and did well against the Zaha threat
Torreira – 7
No coincidence that after he went off the game changed for Arsenal. He was huge in the first half before injury forced him off.
Xhaka – 6
Never thought he would be Arsenal captain again but that is the position he was in at the end. Ok game overall.
Ozil – 6
Worked hard but was lacking in creativity today apart from the goal.
Pepe – 6
Could have won the game later on, needs to work on his final touch and we have yet to see the best of him
Lacazette – 6
Not sure he is the best option, helped with the goal but does not offer enough.
Aubameyang – 5
Would have been man of the match but he nearly cost us in the end. It was a terrible tackle and it was a red.
Guendouzi – 6
His normal self, what else can I say? He is not a game-changer but neither did he make any errors.
Martinelli – 5
Average score a fair reflection
Nelson – 5
Not on long enough so gets the average mark
Arteta – 7
Did nothing wrong and the resilience he has instilled in the team worked today