It was an entertaining game that was for sure but the first North London derby this season was a great disappointment for Arsenal fans who were so optimistic before kick-off.
As usual, it was an error-ridden performance from Arsenal, for some reason they just cannot get the basics of the game right and while it was a good comeback, it was also a game that Unai Emery’s men should have won.
The Tottenham defence was a shambles and they were there for the taking but the much-vaunted Arsenal front line never really clicked, the midfield, for the most part, was disorganised and the defence was panicky.
Anyway, here are my ratings.
Should have done better with the save from Lamela that led to Eriksen’s goal and he looked nervy throughout.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 6
Did ok but was basically ineffective down the flanks against a woeful Danny Rose, he needs to improve and I am not sure he can.
Was all over the place at points in the game and his defending looked shaky throughout, cannot be a long term solution in the centre of defence.
At least he never made any gross errors but I maintain that he is not much of an upgrade on Mustafi and remains a liability. Showed no leadership at the back at all.
Provided no threat down the wing despite being up against an out of position right-back in Sanchez, should have done much better.
Did ok but did not excel and I expected far more from him but then again he did have to make up for the huge liability playing alongside him.
Awful tackle on Son to give a penalty, I mean, who does that in the penalty area? And how many fouls does he need to give away?
Arsenal man of the match, had a fine game, brilliant pass to Aubameyang, nearly scored himself and overall had a decent game.
Patience is clearly going to be needed, it is not his fault that so much was expected from him so early on and to be honest, he was poor against a rotten defence today.
Scored a great goal with a beautiful first touch and it was such a shame that he had to go off. If there was a match-winner on the pitch today it was him.
Apart from his goal, I cannot remember anything dangerous he did, he should have had a field day against that Tottenham defence and yet he was anonymous, clearly does not like playing on the wing.
Burst on to the game for about 5 mins then joined the rest of the team in having no idea how to win the game but he did look lively and should have started.
Offered nothing but did no worse than almost everyone else.