Arsenal 3 – 3 Anderlecht Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 6
He couldn’t do much for any of the goals and did make some decent saves in the first half.
Chambers – 6
Was decent offensively but was caught out defensively and was at fault for the first goal (even if it was offside).
Mertesacker – 4
Easily by-passed by the Anderlecht players and embarrassed himself late on with his defending of the cross that led to the equaliser. He’s 6ft 6 and managed to get outmuscled by someone of fairly average build.
Monreal – 4
He was really poor in the second half and gave away a needless penalty.
Gibbs – 6
He was decent but didn’t help to really control the game late on. Bombed forwards too often rather than holding position.
Arteta – 6
It was a pretty decent performance. Nothing special but the game seemed to have far more control when he was on.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7.5
Very good performance overall. Probed the Anderlecht defence and caused them trouble a lot of times. He took our third goal extremely well.
Ramsey – 2
Absolutely shocking performance. No control in his passing or movement. No real tactical understanding. It was like watching Lee Cattermole.
Cazorla – 4
Wasn’t much better than Ramsey and seems to be massively lacking in confidence. Gets a 4 as he managed to play some really good long balls forward early in the first half but completely disappeared in the second half.
Sanchez – 7.5 (our MOTM)
Again, he has shown up the whole team bar one player. He was vital to all three goals today and is constantly working for the team. It must be so disappointing for him when he does all that only for his team mates to bottle it and throw away the lead.
Welbeck – 5
Didn’t really do anything special all game. Should be stepping up against these types of teams.
Flamini – 2
He was shocking. He can’t do anything to control a game and just can’t defend all that well either. He only has one thing over Arteta and that’s basic mobility.
Podolski – 1
I wouldn’t have given him a rating but then I remember he completely fluffed a decent chance on the edge of the box and then had the audacity to have a go at Cazorla for it.
Rosicky – 1
Lost the ball when it was a 4 on 3 situation. That’s about it.