So here with have our first Arsenal player ratings of the season, and despite the defeat we were nowhere near as bad as in the same fixture last season and there were many performances that give us hope for the future. Even if we lose again next week I am certain we will will start flying up the table as Emery gets his philosophy and tactics into the players heads…
Here are my ratings:
I think Cech certainly justified being picked ahead of Leno, and kept us in the game for long periods, never mind his one usual comedy moment!
Improved a bit from last week but not anywhere near his best
Will take time to get used to the Premiership, but I can’t help expecting a yellow or a red, like in Xhaka’s early days…
I am just happy he didn’t have one of his horror shows and hopefully he will have regained some of his confidence back after last season’s pantomime performances
Played well for me despite his inexperience. It was a tough job and it was not good to see him go down injured. Three injuries – Three left backs. Who is going to be put in the firing line against Chelsea?
Was not overawed by the occasion despite it being his debut. Very composed for a 19 year-old and although his inexperience showed at times it was an extremely encouraging first game for him.
He didn’t look quite match fit yet to me, or he was out of his depth. I am still hopeful he will improve this season..
Jury is still out on Mhki, although to be fair he had little chance against the opposition. Didn’t help out much in defence either..
The most disappointing performance for me. Lost the ball too many times and was notsurprised he was replaced. Sell him now!
Probably lost the ball as many times as Ramsey if not more, but he was never given a chance to dictate and when he was fed well he fluffed it..
Was taken out of the game completely in the first half but when he got the ball he looked dangerous. Was much better when Lacazette came on and took some of the pressure off..
I think he should have started, and he will be a great asset once he settles into the team. If he plays in the unfamiliar left-back position again next week he will get injured!
He looked lively and confident and should definitely start ahead of Mhki. He will score lots of goals this season…
Didn’t have much chance to show his talent, but he gave us a taste and I can’t wait to see him when he’s on full throttle.