For the second game in a row, Arsenal were lucky to come away with a draw after West Ham parked the bus, despite having 22 shots on goal. If only some of them were given a little more accuracy and were more testing for the keeper. I thought it was another very boring game and I couldn’t name a Man Of The Match, could you?
Petr Cech 6
Had practically nothing to do but he still could have let West Ham score twice
Hector Bellerin 6
Tried to make some runs down the wing, but other than a couple of shots and one good cross, couldn’t find a way through
Laurent Koscielny 6
Still not back to his best and can’t seem to cope with two games a week any more
Nacho Monreal 7
Looks tired. One mistake that could have cost us and probably needs a rest as well but was still our best defender on the night
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 7
Played quite well considering he was out of position
Granit Xhaka 6
He will get slated but he wasn’t so bad in this game. Not very penetrating though. Maybe he was playing too safe to avoid errors, but he had more shots than Giroud!
Alex Iwobi 6
Had more shots than Giroud, but needs more regular game time to get sharper
Jack Wilshere 7
Would have got MOTM if he had scored his big chance, but at least he looked keen
Mesut Özil 7
As creative as usual, but like the rest of the team couldn’t get through the wall
Hardly looks world class lately. One good free kick and a few useless shots. More than Giroud, anyway
Olivier Giroud 5
Created the best chance of the game for Jack, but no bananas. Otherwise just two shots on goal in the whole 90 minutes.
Didn’t really earn a rating. No shots in 20 minutes but all his passes were on target
Not enough time for a rating, but why wasn’t he brought on a lot earlier in a game that we desperately needed a goal?