The second loss this season and against the same team that we lost to last season and almost with the same way. Arsenal played missing several key players due to injuries and not being fit for the match such as Sanchez,Ozil,Ramsey, and Mustafi.
We will rate our players after every match, here is Arsenal Insider players ratings:
Petr Cech: Can’t really be blamed for the goals, which one was by a penalty that Cech almost never saves. 5/10
Laurent Koscielny : Did his job but left injured. 6/10
Nacho Monreal: Was so shaky today. 5/10
Hector Bellerin: Good performance but he caused Arsenal a penalty. 6/10
Sead Kolasinac: Did his best but looked mentally not ready for this game. 5/10
Granit Xhaka: Not his best match, but was average. 6/10
Mohamed Elneny: Did a good offensive job and helped passing and going forward. 6/10
Alex Iwobi: He was ok during the match, but he lacks the creativity that Sanchez and Ozil has. 6/10
Danny Welbeck: He did everything except finishing. Also left injured after coming back from injury, sad. 6/10
Alexander Lacazette: He couldn’t get enough chances to score with Sanchez and Ozil missing. We still need to see him with Ozil and Sanchez before they leave to see the best of him. 6/10
Mesut Ozil: Created some chances. He had to start. 6/10
Man of the match: Clearly it wasn’t any Arsenal player the best on the pitch, but among the best players, maybe Per Mertsaker was the best.
Arsene Wenger (manager): Poor tactical game with bad formation. He doesn’t deserve more than 4/10