Arsenal 2 – 0 Borussia Dortmund Player Ratings by KJ
Martinez – 7
He was pretty decent today. Made some good claims, his distribution was good and he made a couple of good saves late on.
Chambers – 7.5
He seems to be getting stronger and stronger now. He had a dip from around the beginning of October but seems to have found his feet at the RB position.
Mertesacker – 5.5
I felt he was very sloppy today and could’ve cost us had the team not been so in tune with each other. He misplaced relatively easy passes and headers.
Monreal – 7.5
He was very strong today and you have to commend him as he’s not a CB. His distribution was quality and his positioning ensured he didn’t get caught out by Dortmund’s pace.
Gibbs – 7.5
He was also a lot better today. Made the correct passes and actually seemed far more dynamic in attacking positions.
Arteta – 8
It was a quality performance by the captain. He made numerous tackles and interceptions that constantly kept us on top and his choice of passing was always assured.
Ramsey – 7.5
A much better performance by the Welshman. There was no more frustrating losses of the ball in dangerous positions. He largely kept it simple until he went into the attacking areas and some of his dribbles and passes came off which should be good for his confidence.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 8.5 (MOTM)
He was all over Dortmund today. He made numerous dribbles that really opened them up, his choice of passing was smart and he really should’ve had a goal but was extremely unlucky to hit the post with his brilliant shot.
Alexis – 7.5
Consistent as ever and scored a lovely goal. He really is the heart beat of this team.
Cazorla – 8
Another player who stepped up massively today. Dortmund just couldn’t cope with his close dribbling and crisp passing. He completed all the important passes and played some good diagonals as well. He seems to thrive in the central midfield role in a 4-1-4-1.
Sanogo – 7
He did really well for his goal today and made life difficult for Subotic and co. He still has a lot of work to do on his passing and dribbling but it was a good performance.
Flamini – N/A
Came on later on and didn’t really do much to warrant a score.
Podolski – N/A
Same as the above.
Campbell – N/A
Same as the above.