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RATINGS: My Rating’s From Arsenal’s Shambolic 5-1 Loss To Liverpool
What a disaster. We started slowly once again and this time, we paid the price. No team who’s got hopes of winning the Premier League should find themselves 4-0 down after 19 minutes.
We at least made something of a fight of it in the second half but Liverpool were playing in second gear, otherwise we could easily have shipped 8.
Here are my ratings, this isn’t going to be pretty:
Szczesny – 5/10 – He may have conceded five goals but he was nowhere near our worst performer. Szczesny was offered no protection whatsoever and could do little about the goals.
Sagna – 3/10 – Terrorised by Sterling all game and was caught out of position on more than one occasion.
Mertesacker – 2.5/10 – His lack of pace was badly exposed today by a lively attack of Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling. Let’s hope it was a rare off day.
Koscielny – 3/10 – All over the place, along with the rest of the team. Didn’t do enough to prevent Skrtel scoring the vital second goal and was generally awful.
Monreal – 2.5/10 – Looked terrified to even be on the pitch. Wanted to come off after it was 3-0, and he got his wish in the 60th minute when it was 5-0.
Arteta – 3/10 – Offered zero protection to the defence and was completely over-run by a faster and more energetic Liverpool side.
Wilshere – 5/10 – He was clearly not 100% fit but at least he looked like he was actually trying at times. Was one of the select few who were keen to get attacks going.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5/10 – Like Wilshere, The Ow also at least putting some effort in. He had a couple of speculative shots and won the penalty.
Cazorla – 3.5/10 – Was very quiet by his standards as we offered next to nothing in attack.
Ozil – 2/10 – Gave away possession for two of the goals in the first half and generally looked like he didn’t give a shit. He’s been getting a lot of stick on Twitter, some is over the top, but you can’t deny that we needed him to step up today and he failed to do so.
Giroud – 2.5/10 – Offered little service but when he did see the ball, he failed to do anything with it and his touch and hold-up play was non-existent.
Podolski / Rosicky / Gibbs – 4/10 – Thrown to the wolves in the 60th minute when we were 5-0 down.
An embarrassing day and Arsenal should refund the away fans their money. Thankfully, we have a huge game on Wednesday and have the opportunity to put this result behind us when Manchester United come to the Emirates. An immediate response is required or our season could unravel very quickly.
What were your ratings from the game?