West Brom 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Martinez – 7.5
Another strong performance by the Argentinian. Commanding throughout and kept his calm when we had to defend in the final 10 minutes. I don’t think Szczesny would’ve performed as well considering the circumstances.
Chambers – 7
Another good performance. He’s finally hitting his stride and it looks like he’ll remain consistent from now on.
Mertesacker – 7.5
A much stronger performance by him. He was composed all game and made so many headers in the final minutes that I lost count.
Koscielny – 6.5
A bit rusty at times but you can see he was missed. His pace allowed Mertesacker to push up more when going for headers and interceptions. He did leave Berahino onside which could’ve been costly had the linesman not wrongly ruled it offside.
Monreal – N/A
He went off injured very early.
Flamini – 6
He done the basics right but there was still a lot of pointing and shouting without him doing much.
Ramsey – 7
A much better performance today. Defensively strong and his passing was safe mostly and kept the momentum going in attacks. He did make poor choices with selfish shooting when a smart pass would’ve given us a far better chance.
Alexis – 6
He couldn’t really affect the game as he usually does. Didn’t really take any of the defenders on and lost the ball a fair few times. Seems to be a bit tired which probably explains it.
Cazorla – 8 (MOTM)
A top performance by the Spaniard. He was at the heart of all the attacks and did brilliantly for his assist. I’m hoping he continues this until Özil comes back
Welbeck – 6.5
Aside from his goal, he didn’t do much. He was obviously out wide for a lot of the game which must’ve affected his performance.
Giroud – 6.5
A good performance. Good one touch passing and he’s got those minutes under his belt. I expect him to be more of a threat against Southampton though.
Gibbs – 6.5
Came on and done his job fairly well. Did attack a bit too much when we were in the lead but reined it in in the final 10 minutes.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7
He was really good when he came on. Offers so much pace, directness and a good work rate when tracking back. It’s his power that makes him so deadly.