Arsenal player ratings – Another disappointing display against a team in the relegation zone.
A different man in charge but not much difference in terms of player performances.
There was more passion and fight and the players did look slightly more confident, especially in the first half. But it is clear that a lot of these players are simply not going to improve whoever is in charge.
It will soon get to a stage where I just need to copy and paste ratings from one week to the next. Leno saves us, Aubameyang saves us. Pattern starting to develop there.
Leno – 8
If it was not for Leno Arsenal could easily have lost this game. He made at least three vital saves and cannot be blamed for either goal.
Kolasinac – 4
Too often he was left floundering up front and the second Norwich goal had a lot to do with him being out of position. Produced nothing going forward either. Really a poor player and today’s display was par for the course with him.
Mustafi – 4
Just does not close down quick enough and while he is an upgrade on Sokratis he is still not Arsenal quality.
Luiz – 4
All over the place, as usual. Closing down seems to be like the flu to him, he avoids it at all costs. A terrible signing and he needs to be dropped.
Chambers – 5
He was played out of position once again and he is simply not good enough at right-back. He did get into some good positions down the flank but had no end product.
Willock – 4
Gave the ball away far too many times and made almost no effort to track back, he seemed utterly lost. If he is the best of the Arsenal youngsters then the problems really do run deep.
Guendouzi – 4
Good in the first half but what does he actually do apart from run around the middle of the park? He hardly ever helps out in defence and creates nothing for the forwards.
Xhaka – 5
Could have had a better rating if he would have been better when in good positions in attack, however, was lacking defensively, just does not do it for Arsenal.
Ozil – 5
Was played out of position on the left which I just don’t get, did ok in the first half but faded in the second half.
Lacazette – 5
Poor game, has to be said, poor holding the ball up and never got himself in decent positions.
Aubameyang – 8
Two goals are why he gets 8 but other than his goals did not do too much. I just wonder where we would be without his goals.
Saka – 5
Came on, made no difference, not much more to say.
Torreira – 5
Average rating simply because he made no errors but at the same time made no difference.
Martinelli – 5
This young talent will soon get very frustrated being brought on so late in the game when the creativity has dried up.
Freddie Ljungberg – 5
Awful team selection, awful subs but the team did show a better attitude so an average rating for his first game in charge.