Arsenal player ratings v Crystal Palace – Four get just 3/10
We had a fantastic opportunity today against Crystal Palace to grab a win and move into third position in the Premier League with just four games to go, but what did we do? We blew it.
When Christian Benteke scores against you then you just know you are in for a bad day, he is utterly useless in front of the goal and so you have to question what the hell happened with our defence.
Further goals from Wilfried Zaha and James McArthur condemned us to a 3-2 defeat ending our 10-match winning league run at the Emirates.
Goals from Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave us hope of course, but then we needed to send out a search party for the German and hope the others did not join him in the wilderness, though to be brutally honest some had gone ahead of him in search of Cuckoo land.
Bernd Leno 8
My man of the match because without him the defeat could have been even bigger.
Carl Jenkinson 3
We would have been better off playing with ten men than having Jenkinson on the field such was his poor performance.
Shkodran Mustafi 3
Utterly useless and the sad sad thing is, it is not the first time he has been so poor.
Konstantinos Mavropanos 4
He was poor and deserved to be yanked but at least he did try and if he could have shot straight he may even have scored.
Laurent Koscielny 6
He tried I will give him that but he was basically the only half decent defender we had today and he cannot do it all.
Sead Kolasinac 3
Appalling display today, whenever he had the ball he panicked and simply had no clue what to do with it.
Mohamed Elneny 3
How was he picked? that is it, that is all I can say about him.
Mesut Ozil 4
He gets a seven for his goal and loses three for then packing up and going home to play on his Xbox, I mean, where the bloody hell was he?
Matteo Guendouzi 5
What can I say, he tried but that is all he did really.
Alexandre Lacazette 7
Played his part and was instrumental in the Ozil goal but when no one is serving you how can you be expected to deliver, not his fault he has no creativity behind him.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 7
A nice goal that gave us hope and like Lacazette he will never truly shine if he has no decent service.
Was an improvement on a few of the players but barely.
Hopefully, Emery will have learned his lesson today and never play Jenkinson in place of Maitland-Niles again.
I have absolutely no answer to why Emery picked Elneny over Torreira, absolutely none and he did make a difference when he came on, just not enough.