Arsenal suffered their first loss this season away at Liverpool leaving most fans disappointed, especially with the manner of the defeat.
Here are Dan’s Arsenal player ratings.
Commanded his penalty box when we were allowing Liverpool to cross the ball into the box.
A few times showed good timing to take the ball off strikers
Needs to start kicking the ball long though.
Hard to judge as he got nowhere near Robinson out wide but this was tactical, so that’s what he’s told to do?
Started to get forward at 3-0.
Luiz (5 )
One performance that tells us we got carried away with our transfer window
Hard to score against as he headed everything away and led us through the first half yet was responsible for two Liverpool goals inside 10 minutes
That is David Luiz in a nutshell.
Got his head to most things in the first half but he and Luiz were not watching Matip for a free header
Poor in possession again.
Was in the penalty area for most Liverpool crosses when he should have been out wide challenging the Reds wing-backs but then again he was told to do that.
Guendouzi (7) MOTM
Never stopped working
Blocked lots of shots and intercepted brilliantly
Showed great temperament and discipline.
Tried to break away but had zero out ball
Tactically we were set up to simply contain giving Willock few options?
What you want to see from a youngster is their temperament which he shows.
Again is it the manager’s fault for just simply wanting to congest midfield?
His experience would have helped but very rarely did he get on the ball and move our play forward
He was just a body behind the ball.
From very deep, tried some risky passes, giving away possession many times
Seemed to tire having to chase around so much.
Pace clearly worried Liverpool’s defence but didn’t happen enough to make a difference.
At this level, will know you get limited chances at the big away grounds
Strangely laid back when put through on goal and needed to do more the few times he had the ball on the wing
Didn’t hold up ball like Pepe.
Showed energy which helped us finish strong.
To be fair to those who started at that point Emery was allowing his midfield to be more ambitious.
Why wait so late to make this change?
Again why so late?