So a great point against Liverpool to extend our unbeaten run – and it was mostly excellent performances all round against a very organized side. So here are my ratings…
Bernd Leno – 6
Leno played okay but his mishandled palm out set up Milner for Liverpool’s goal. Sill prefer him to Cech right now
Hector Bellerin – 7
He seems to be improving a lot this season, maybe because he is actually getting instructions from Emery?
Shkodran Mustafi – 7
I thought he would be the weak point beforehand but he actually had a very good game. Please keep it up…
Rob Holding – 8
I thought the youngster was excellent and should be our first choice centre-back from now on.
Sead Kolasinac – 6
You could tell he was not quite up to match speed but tried very hard to get forward once we went behind. Good comeback game.
Granit Xhaka – 8
He is certainly settling in to an excellent partnership with Torreira and looks much more comfortable this season. Good game Granit!
Lucas Torreira – 8
He has to share the plaudits with Xhaka as they are an excellent team together. If those two stay fit we could go a long way..
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 5
Mhki seems to be lacking a little confidence lately and I was glad when Iwobi came on…
Mesut Ozil – 7
Showed glimpses of his brilliance but didn’t stamp his authority against an organized Liverpool defence.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6
Our strikers were mostly anonymous for most of the game, but Auba managed three attempts but was given little space.
Alexandre Lacazette – 7
Lacazette was also smothered but he produced one moment of brilliance to save Arsenal. Always a danger if given half a chance.
Alex Iwobi – 7
Only 20 minutes but looked very lively
Aaron Ramsey – 5
couldn’t make any impression
Short cameo but had little effect