This was a game that Arsenal fully expected to lose but our makeshift side played extremely well under the circumstances. Man United had twice as many chances as us and 9 corners to our fat zero so it is no wonder that the Arsenal defenders were under the spotlight. And they came out looking good – with the brand new pairing of Mavropanos and Chambers doing a great job. Our defence of the future?
Well here are my ratings….
Could hardly do anything about either goal, but I still think that Cech is the better option for Thursday…
For once the Spaniard had to spend most of his time defending and he did a very good job. Maybe he should stay back more often in future..
Excellent performance and he linked up well with his new partner to keep out a very strong United forward line. Mourinho changed tactics to long balls into the box because he couldn’t get past the defence
What a debut from Sven Mislintat’s first signing. Calm, commanding, unfazed and strong. He has a great future. Let’s hope our new chief scout has a few more of these up his sleeve…
One of his better performances but injury prone it seems. good to see him defending well before going off injured (again!)
Rubbish in the first half and got booked for a stupid pull-back as usual. Nowhere near a captain’s display. Improved in the second but lucky to have even stayed on the pitch…
Excellent performance in his preferred position at last. Another with a great future
one of his better performances this season. Improved his possession and passing but very little end product
Least impressive of the newcomers but got a couple of shots off and showed a bit of promise. Maybe needs a long run out on loan?
Was our most potent threat going forward and scored a great goal leaving De Gea stranded. If only he could stay fit all season
It just wasn’t his day. Got into good positions but he lacked pace and hardly worried the United defence
Very good performance in his half hour. Should be sharp for Thursday
Didn’t do much and was probably conserving himself for the Madrid game
Hardly involved at all in his 15 minutes