RATINGS: My Ratings From Arsenal’s Stunning Win Over Dortmund

By on November 6, 2013

What a win! We made the ‘mighty Germans’ look pretty average and ground out a vital 1-0 win.

Here are my ratings:

Szczesny 7/10 – To be honest he didn’t have as much to do as I expected before the game but he made a couple of decent saves and didn’t put a foot wrong.

Gibbs 7/10 – Curbed his attacking instincts and kept his position when required. Part of a solid defensive unit.

Sagna 7.5/10 – A warrior as usual.

Mertesacker 8.5/10 – Didn’t give Lewandowski a sniff. His presence is hugely important at the back.

Koscielny 9/10 – A colossus for us all night. Made several important interceptions and put his body on the line.

Arteta 6.5/10 – The Spaniard had a very poor first half and was lucky not to get sent off, but he showed a lot of professionalism to get through the second half without getting another booking.

Ramsey 8/10 – ANOTHER goal for Rambo! He just seems to be sniffing out opportunities and getting himself into positions to score. Long may it continue.

Rosicky 9/10 -Superb display. He never stopped working and put the hosts under pressure whenever they had the ball.

Cazorla 7/10 – Obviously he wasn’t at his creative best but he played his part in helping out the defence when needed and was tidy in possession.

Ozil 7/10 – Was a decent outlet and held on to the ball to ease the pressure at times. Provided the cross that led to the goal.

Giroud 7.5/10 – A hugely important figure with his physical presence vitally important. Great assist as well.


Monreal (6), Vermaelen (NA), Bendtner (NA)

So another superb win and we head into Sunday’s clash with Man Utd in high spirits. We now sit on 9 points in Group F and could secure qualification to the knockout stages with a win over Marseille if Napoli avoid defeat against Dortmund.

What were your thoughts on the game?



  1. dO2

    November 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Damn hapi I mst say. 1dafu display frm us. Soakd d pressure well, got 4ward & had it in! Much tx 2 d Kos/Mertesacker partnership, & 2 d ‘refined’ Rambo. Wat a win, anoda prestigous pride restored in germany; klopp nd doz hell of ‘pundits’ can now kiss our ass. *smelling HONORS* COYG!

  2. dukeofarsenal Malaysia

    November 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    CLAP!CLAP!CLAP!..Well done You Gunners…another one bites the dust…A determine,resilient and focused game by the boys..and BTW, the REF was a gunner ..:0..(he had Gunners4Eva written on his under garment..:0…) Now to gun down >>>>OT…SUper Sunday..

  3. Nizam

    November 6, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    On another day the ref could have given BD a penalty for the push by our big German on the polish striker.That it was not given could be deemed fortunate.
    Imho,if this incident were to take place at OT,the ref would have no hesitation in giving a ref regardless of whether the rf is still boss.
    The game at OT will be massive and Moyes will be desperate to close the gap.
    Arsenal could ,imho, be paying 13 men based on historical animosity between MU and Arsenal.How? It’s very easy. As said the ref would have no inhibitions in awarding a spot kick if Mu were the team.
    Tackles near the periphery of the box could also see the rd given a penalty. The ref could be looking for other areas where he could MU an advantage by rd agunner. In fact there are many ingenius ways to help the rd to win.
    I still believe that for Arsenal to win the epl will be anear miracle because of so many obstacles.

  4. dO2

    November 7, 2013 at 12:08 am

    We’ll clinch it. We hav playd/won @such ocasns & re battle ready again 4 such… COYG!

  5. Moey

    November 7, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Man some people really need to learn english or use spell check or something!!
    On arsenal…simply breathless! Had a moment or two of shaky moments but damn are mertescielny decent!! Really got scared when kos went down in pen box of dortmund
    And only 6.5 arteta!!!?? 7.5 MINIMUM…beast at protecting back four!
    Coyg!! Lets smash van pussy and shrek and co on sunday

  6. endee

    November 7, 2013 at 1:13 am

    for me it’s a big win. everyone wad superb. I’ll be so biased in my ratings. Everyone gets a 10. Legendary!!!

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