It is always hard not to give a knee-jerk reaction to a bad loss and I have tried to avoid doing that with the Arsenal players ratings in the 3-1 loss against Wolves but it is not easy, not easy at all.
Wolves had it really comfortable almost from the start, the game was littered with mistakes by us, the first touch, passing, creativity and vision was absent and the bitter truth is that Wolves looked much more like the team going for a top-four spot than what we did.
Leno had a nightmare game and the defence was woeful, Monreal is too slow, Koscielny is no leader and Sokratis is average, Maitland Niles has a future but he has let himself down too often recently.
Xhaka and Torreira offered absolutely nothing in the middle and were outplayed and outfought by their opponents and Ozil was his usual poor excuse for a top class player away from home.
Mkhitaryan and Iwobi were busy bees with no end product and Lacazette must have wondered if he was ever going to get any backup or service.
The less said about this game the better.
Bernd Leno – 2
Bad game full stop, probably his worst all season, it had to happen but why now at this critical time of the season?
Koscielny – 3
Where was his leadership tonight? in fact, where has his leadership been all season, he was seriously out of position for the second goal and at no time looked comfortable.
Sokratis – 5
Found wanting for the second and third goal but at least he tried which is more than can be said for most of his teammates tonight.
Monreal – 4
His lack of pace was cruelly exposed this evening and surely his days at the top are coming to an end.
Maitland Niles – 5
Not played in his best position and it showed, cannot blame him too much and he gets the joint highest score.
Torreira – 4
Really needed him to show up tonight and he did not though in comparison to some of his teammates at least he put in some sort of effort.
Xhaka – 3
Full of negative play and his whole performance was lacklustre, he basically had the air of a defeated man.
Mkhitaryan – 3
Another useless performance to be honest and I was so tempted to mark him down as a 2 but I am being slightly generous for his attempts at opening up Wolves.
Ozil – 3
Not the worst on the pitch but not far off of it, he conjured up nothing in a game that we desperately needed him to shine in.
Iwobi – 3
What does he actually offer? he does a ton of running around and looks decent with the ball but there is no end product and the truth is, when he is on the ball I know nothing will happen.
Lacazette – 5
He tried but with almost zero service and non-existent back up what was he expected to do?