Arsenal was hoping to end their poor run of form in the league this afternoon when they faced Tottenham, but they succumbed to another defeat against the Lilywhites.
The 2-0 loss was a smash and grab win, but the Gunners were taught a lesson how not to expose yourself against a Jose Mourinho team. Here is our Arsenal players rating.
Bernd Leno – 6
Nothing he could do about both goals and he was effective in coming off his line to clear the danger at times.
Rob Holding – 5
Should have closed Son Heung-min down better, that would probably have prevented the first goal. Otherwise, he looked ok.
Gabriel Magalhaes – 6
Wasn’t afraid to keep pushing the ball forward from the back and one of the better players on the day for Arsenal.
Kieran Tierney – 6
Made to work very hard all game. His second-half deliveries could have led to goals in another game.
Hector Bellerin – 3
Another performance that shows he is past his best. Wasn’t so effective on the attack and kept giving the ball away. Tormented by Son.
Thomas Partey – 5
Looked like he would make things happen, but got injured just before Tottenham’s second goal.
Granit Xhaka – 4
Cannot stop making back passes and just kept diving into challenges throughout the game.
Bukayo Saka – 7
One of the positives from Arsenal, he worked hard and would probably have scored or created a goal if Arsenal had a chance to do so.
Willian – 5
Had the chance to silence the boo-boys, but ended up proving them right with another average performance.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6
Had a fine game causing all sorts of problems for the Tottenham defence. Might have scored if it wasn’t Spurs.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3
Another uninspiring showing from the captain who missed a fine chance to get back among the goals with his head in the second half.
Dani Ceballos – 4
Hojbjerg wouldn’t let him do anything meaningful in midfield, his second season is looking like a mistake.
Eddie Nketiah – N/A
Mikel Arteta – 4
He chose the same players that are just not good enough, the buck stops with him.