A poor match by Arsenal where the performance is declining match by match recently. The Gunners played with an over defensive formation with three defenders in the back, two wing-backs, and three midfielders where two of them are with defensive roles, Matteo Guendouzi, and Granit Xhaka.
Unai Emery’s wrong formation from the beginning made Huddersfield Town gain confidence until the second half. However, Lucas Torreira scored the winning goal, and what a goal!
We will rate our players after every match, here is Arsenal Insider players ratings:
Brend Leno: Didn’t have much to do today. 6.5/10
Shkodran Mustafi: Average match, committed some fouls and got booked. 6/10
Stephan Lichtsteiner: An average match, but was so nervous such as the match against Tottenham and got booked as well. Was subbed in the second half. 6/10
Sokratis: As well, committed fouls and got booked. 6/10
Hector Bellerin: Was helping in the crosses and going forward. 6.5/10
Sead Kolasinac: Not the Kolasinac of last season, wasn’t so effective today. 6/10
Granit Xhaka: Was okay as a defensive midfielder. Got booked. 6.5/10
Lucas Torreira: Was always trying and at the end scored the three points goal. 8/10
Matteo Guendouzi: Created some chances such as on the 30th minute, but not a number 10 or creative midfielder. 6.5/10
Alexander Lacazette: Lost a great chance to score on the 30th minute. Got subbed in the second half. 6/10
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Was close to scoring as well and helped in building up the attack. 6.5/10
Alex Iwobi: Not much to do. 5/10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Didn’t help much, just a couple of attempts and passes. 5/10
Nacho Monreal: A good come back, he may start next week alongside Koscielny. 5.10
Man of the match: Lucas Torreira deserves it after his bicycle kick and winning goal.
Unai Emery: A wrong formation from the beginning with the lack of creativity in the final third. The Spanish manager didn’t read the match well and played with an over defensive formation. 6/10