RATINGS: My Ratings From Arsenal’s 1-1 Draw With Everton

By on December 8, 2013

Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.¬†Gerard Deulofeu cancelled out Mesut Ozil’s opener and in the end a draw was probably a fair result in what was an excellent football match.

Here are my ratings:

Szczesny 7/10 – Some may say he was a little at fault for their goal but the ball was smashed past him from close range so I don’t think he could have done too much to prevent it. Made some good saves before denying Lukaku a late winner with a brave stop at his feet.

Jenkinson 7/10 – Looked a little shaky at times and didn’t offer a lot going forward, but still manage to put in a decent display overall.

Gibbs 7/10 – Could perhaps have done more to prevent Deulofeu getting a shot on goal, but was otherwise steady.

Mertesacker 7.5/10 – Composed display by the German centre-back. Never put a foot wrong.

Koscielny 8/10 – Battled hard against the powerful Lukaku. With the exception once near the end, the Frenchman kept the striker pretty quiet.

Arteta 6/10 – His lack of pace was exposed a bit today. Looked a little ‘leggy’ and lost possession needlessly a few times.

Ramsey 6.5/10 – Not really his day. Was quieter than usual and was wasteful in possession early on, although did force a decent save from Howard with a volley in the second half.

Wilshere 6.5/10 – Below par display from Jack. He showed some nice touches in the first half but looked a little tired.

Cazorla 6/10 – Headed straight at Howard from close range and was largely on the edge of the game.

Ozil 8/10 – Finished off his goal well and was sublime at times. Stepped up in recent games.

Giroud 7/10 – Missed a one-on-one with Howard in the first half with the goalkeeper saving well and almost won it in the final minute with a thunderous 25-yard effort. Worked hard as always.


Walcott 7/10 – Set up the goal with a header and looked lively when he came on.

Flamini 7/10 – Barked orders at his team-mates as soon as he came on. Really feel he should start ahead of Arteta against Man City.

Rosicky 7/10 – Had a hand in the goal with his cross finding Walcott.

Overall it was a decent point against a very impressive Everton side and we’re five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

What were your ratings? Were you happy with the result?



  1. Zealous

    December 8, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Well all de gunners for their battle against Everton, I hope we score Man. City next in game. Kosher deserved more ratings than that 9.5/10 no mistakes today, gud work all

  2. Alfred

    December 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    The performance against Everton is not surprising for me. In fact, it is easier for Arsenal to beat Everton at Goodison Park than at Emirates. Take a look at the last four seasons. We have had more draws with Everton at Emirates than at the Park. The result, to me, was expected.
    I am surprised in the rating someone gave Wilshere 6.5, for what? At this rate we are spoiling Jack Wilshere, lets give him what he trully deserves-3/10. Am concerned with Jack’s development. Looking at young lads in England, the best he English Manager should do is to leave Jack out of the England squad. Boys are really improving but Jack with all the games under his belt is not, look at Lallana, Rodriques, Chambers, Luke Shaw, Townsend, Barkley name them, sincerely, they are doing better than Jack. I stand by my 3/10 in todays game

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