Arsenal lost once again at Liverpool and for most of the players, the ratings will not be generous.
It was a disappointing performance and to be brutally honest the 3-1 scoreline does not truly reflect the superiority of the Reds over Arsenal, they were simply better in every single area and while there were some positives to come out of the game, they were very few.
Anyway, here are the ratings
Bernd Leno 6
Cannot blame him for any of the goals and he never made any glaring errors but he did let in three goals and a six seems a fair rating to me for the German stopper.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5
Had a torrid time down the right side very rarely made any moves forward and looked out of his depth, though he was not helped by the formation.
David Luiz 3
Utterly woeful performance, he did his job in the first half but that was all undone with two huge errors in the second half. One can be forgiven but not two and the sad thing is that no one is at all surprised. A clear liability yesterday.
Did a lot better than Luiz, gave his all under a constant onslaught from Liverpool, threw his entire body into defending on at least one occasion and did show some commitment to the cause.
Nacho Monreal 4
Offered no outlet, lacking in serious pace and looking good against Burnley is fine but against the big boys he is just not fit for purpose and that showed at Anfield.
Matteo Guendouzi 4
Simply not good enough at this level based on this performance. He offered almost nothing in the centre of the park and was overrun by the Reds midfielders, the difference in class was palpable.
Granit Xhaka 4
It is hard to understand why Unai Emery keeps sticking with the Swiss international, he is far too negative, slows the game down when urgency is required and his partnership with Guendouzi is not working.
Joe Willock 7
Best of the midfielders by quite a distance, he went on some nice little runs, showed confidence and fighting spirit. He definitely has a bright future and will take a lot from this experience and was one of the few bright spots.
Dani Ceballos 4
As opposite a game as one can get compared to his performance against Burnley last week. He was largely anonymous and from a Liverpool perspective, he sure provided a beautiful pass to Firmino with a crazy clearance across the penalty area. It is too early to judge but let’s hope this display against the Reds is a one-off because it was rank poor.
Nicolas Pepe 6
Is clearly a highly talented individual and at times appeared to be the only real outlet up front but his miss was a bad one and could have changed the dynamics of the game entirely, and that has adversely affected his rating.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 4
His poor scoring record against the top-six continues and he had a poor game. He offered nothing upfront, wandered aimlessly and when he did get the ball did absolutely nothing with it. He looked a shell of the player we know him to be.
Lucas Torreira 6
Did more in the time he was on the pitch than almost the entire team with the exception of Willock, scored the goal and should have been on from the start.
Alexandre Lacazette 5
Was not on the field long enough and therefore gets the middle rating of 5
Henrik Mkhitaryan 5
Same as with Lacazette, brought on too late to get a fair rating so gets the average 5