Ratings: Welbeck & Walcott inspire Arsenal comeback vs Leicester

By on February 14, 2016

Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott came off the bench to score fine goals as Arsenal came from behind to beat league leaders Leicester City 2-1 at the Emirates this afternoon.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  7/10 – Superb save to deny Vardy at 0-0 and was always assured when called upon.

Bellerin  6/10 – Curbed his attacking instincts in the first half but was heavily involved going forward after the break.

Mertesacker  7/10 – What were we worried about? The BFG was a calm head and read the game superbly to prove everyone, including myself, wrong.

Koscielny  6/10 – Off injured at half time with a dead leg.

Monreal  6/10 – Careless decision to plant his foot and invite Vardy to take a tumble. Lucky not to give another penalty away after catching Mahrez’s knee, but was otherwise solid.

Coquelin  7/10 – A big upgrade on Flamini as he set-up attacks from deep by actually passing the ball forwards rather than back to the defenders.

Ramsey  6/10 – Yet again he didn’t have his shooting boots on as he missed a number of chances.

Oxlade-Chamberlain  6/10 – Dangerous early on but faded as the game progressed.

Sanchez  6/10 – A very energetic display but another who was poor in front of goal with Alexis snatching at his chances. Clearly still rusty.

Ozil  6/10 – Disappointing overall. Just wasn’t on his game today. Struggled to find space to do his thing, but did pop up with an excellent delivery to assist the winning goal.

Giroud  6/10 – Superb cushioned header to set up Theo got his goal but was wasteful in front of goal as he missed a number of decent chances.


Chambers 7/10 – Assured display at the back after replacing Koscielny at the break.

Walcott  8/10 – Made a huge impact. Lovely finish to make it 1-1 and was a real threat.

Welbeck 10/10 – DAT GUY! Superb header won it at the death. What a fairytale return for the striker.


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