Arsenal came from behind to secure a one all draw against Tottenham on Sunday, in a game the Gunners could very well have won if not for some profligacy on their part. Quite a number of Arsenal players did not turn up today, we now look at how they rated individually.
Petr Cech: 7.0 MoTM
Another fantastic performance from the veteran, kept Arsenal in the game with a number of fantastic saves. He couldn’t do much about Kane’s goal, but ensured that Spurs were limited to just that goal, Arsenal’s title chances this season will be largely decided by this man’s performances between the sticks in games like this.
Mathew Debuchy: 6.0
A decent performance from the right back, compared to his other performances this season. He was the target of a number of attacks, but while he wasn’t spectacular, he didn’t make much mistakes. Was unfortunate to suffer a knock late in the game.
Laurent Koscienlny: 6.0
Was generally solid in defence, though he should have noticed the space between himself and Mertesacker earlier for Harry Kane’s goal. He fared much better than his German partner in a backline that was in disarray.
Per Mertesacker: 5.5 FoTM
Bad day for the big German, was bullied off the ball by even a relatively smaller Dele Alli, and was totally out of position for Harry Kane’s goal. He would have to bounce back from that if he is to still keep Gabriel out of the starting XI.
Nacho Monreal: 6.0
Endured a busy afternoon against Eriksen and Kyle Walker, but stood his ground most times.
Francis Coquelin: 6.0
A decent performance from the Frenchman, he took up the deep lying playmaker role after Cazorla was brought off and did well, used his good technique to get himself out of trouble most times.
Santi Cazorla: 5.0 (FoTM)
Endured by far his worst game in an Arsenal shirt, so bad that Wenger had to sub him after just the first half. He gave away the ball way too much, and was no match for his counterparts.
Mesut Ozil: 6.0
Was a shining light in a gleam Arsenal attack, should have had three assists, had Giroud not been wasteful, used his wonderful passing abilities to good effect both from set pieces and open play. Ozil of old would have been silent in games like this, with his teammates having a hard day, but the current Ozil took the game by the scuff of the neck, and had a superb assist as just a little evidence of his exploits.
Joel Campbell: 6.0
Largely inefficient to say the least, was disappointing with the ball, though managed to test Lloris once with a long range effort, he will need to seriously improve to stand any chance in the lineup.
Alexis Sanchez: 6.0
Obviously needs rest, the Chilean looked out of ideas for most of the game, his movement though was helpful to his team.
Olivier Giroud: 6
The Frenchman had a bad day at the office, missing three clear chances on a day when nothing worked for him.
Came on for the poor Santi Cazorla and stabilized the midfield a bit, later moved to right back after Debuchy’s knock.
Keiran Gibbs: 6.5
Came on for Campbell in Wenger’s desperate attempt to inject fresh legs and pace into the attack, and was an instant impact, bundling in Ozil’s cross. His passing after that was poor.