Despite Arsenal’s massive possession stats, we were actually lucky to beat West Ham on chances created. This sounds familiar doesn’t it, and also the fact that we were creating many chances but our defending was comical at times. We are obviously still a work in progress and the three points were very welcome – but we should have done better against a team that is also in transition and remain pointless at the bottom of the League table…..
So here are my ratings…..
Was blind-sided for the opening goal but made up for it with some good saves to keep us in the game.
Was excellent going forward and is an excellent winger, but don’t mention his defending….
Jury still out on the German, but it’s a new partnership so can we be hopeful?
Still learning to cope with the pace of the EPL but looks keen to make an impression. Not quite working yet.
Another defender that likes to get forward, but scores goals as opposed to getting crosses in. Please stay fit!
I expected Matteo to be more commanding against a weaker team, but he is still learning as well. He doesn’t lack the confidence..
Emery obviously has faith that Xhaka will come good, but I’m not so sure. I can’t wait for Torreira to be starting instead
Not as lively as last week, and didn’t get into such promising positions either. Slightly disappointing
Not sure if he would have played if Ozil was okay, but was a little better than previous games this season.
After last week’s stellar performance against Chelsea, yesterday just proved that Iwobi is as inconsistent as ever..
I think that miss against Chelsea has given Auba a knock to his confidence. Had some promising runs but couldn’t keep hold of the ball
A lot more assured and confident than Aubameyang at the moment. On form and should be starting.
We look better with him on the field, but Emery doesn’t seem to think he’s ready for 90 minutes yet.
Great finish and looked lively when given space and time.