There is no qualifying for the Champions League via the Premier League this season, not unless a miracle happens and let’s be absolutely honest here, there is no chance of that.
We have blown it big time and have no one to blame but ourselves and to say I am disappointed is an understatement of epic proportions.
It has been so hard to do these ratings today, I wanted to give the lot of them zero but that would be unprofessional and I have tried to rate each player here as fairly as humanly possible without emotion.
Bernd Leno – 7
The fact that he gets a seven because of some very important saves tells you all you need to know about the sort of game the outfield players had today.
Stephan Lichtsteiner – 5
Cannot really blame him for much today, he put in a fair performance, certainly better than some of his fellow defenders
Shkodran Mustafi – 5
Actually had a half decent game and he seems to be starting to get the hang of this defensive lark but too little too late this season but in terms of this actual game he did ok, not good, not bad just ok.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 3
Useless today, he spent more time throwing himself to the floor and looking pathetic rather than coming out of defence with the ball.
Nacho Monreal – 4
He may have won the penalty but that was all and some of his clearances left a lot to be desired.
Lucas Torreira – 3
He has gone backwards in recent weeks and today was his worst game I can remember and when we needed him he just was not there, lacked vision and creativity throughout.
Granit Xhaka – 4
Probably best of the midfielders today but he did concede the penalty and did next to nothing in the centre of the park.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 2
Utterly useless as usual, he has become a liability and I have not forgotten the role he played in Xhaka conceding the penalty.
Mesut Ozil – 6
Did ok but so much more was expected from him and he came up short but I will admit he was one of the better players all things considered.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6
He tried but when you are getting no service you cannot do it all on your own.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6
Scored the penalty yes, but missing with that scissor kick proved to be very costly and he should have done better.
Sead Kolasinac – 5
Was only on for about 15 mins and added nothing really.
Matteo Guendouzi – 5
Like Kolasinac was only on for a short while and ran around like a headless chicken as is his style and made no imapct.
Alex Iwobi – 5
Same as the other two subs, made no impact but he tried, nothing else to say.
So, there you have it, the bloody goalkeeper was our man of the match in my opinion because without him we would have lost.