RATINGS: My Ratings From Arsenal’s 1-0 Win Over Tottenham

By on March 16, 2014

It wasn’t pretty and we rode our luck, but we secured a vital three points against Tottenham thanks to an early stunner from Tomas Rosicky. Here are my ratings:

Szczesny: 7/10 – Got away with a flap at a cross in the second half but also made a couple of decent saves.

Sagna: 8/10 – A warrior once again. We really need to sort his contract out asap.

Mertesacker: 9/10 – Absolutely superb from start to finish.

Koscielny: 9/10 – A rock and was on hand to deny Chadli a certain equaliser with a goal-line clearance.

Gibbs: 7/10 – Was given a few problems by Townsend at times but was part of a solid back-four that kept them out.

Arteta: 6/10 – Sat far too deep and wasn’t able to grab control of the midfield.

The Ox: 5/10 – Very disappointing. Wasted a golden chance to make it 2-0 when clean through and also failed to take advantage of two other good opportunities.

Cazorla: 5/10 – Looked tired and failed to have any real influence in the game.

Rosicky: 8/10 – His all-round play was poor but he deserves a good mark simply for his goal. A wonder strike.

Podolski: 6/10 – Looked pretty lively early on as he was the only one to be running behind but didn’t really have any end product.

Giroud: 5/10 – Got bossed by the Sp*rs defence for most of the game and failed to offer us anything – although it must be said the midfield and attack didn’t help him out.


Monreal: 6/10 – On to shore things up.

Flamini: 5/10 – Came on, got booked for a rash tackle. Standard

Vermaelen: N/A – On too late.

So we weren’t at our best today but this win not only gives us the North London bragging rights and all-but guarantees us a top-four finish, but it also puts us within four points of Chelsea with a game in hand. A positive result at the Bridge next week and we’re well and truly in the title race.

What were your ratings? Did we deserve the win?


  1. pistolpete

    March 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I think Sagna banned for next week game too so not looking good with 5 top players out.

    • Macduff

      March 16, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      He’s not

  2. Joel

    March 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Kos and BFG were head and shoulders better than the rest of the side who didn’t merit any scores in excess of 5-including Rosicky-who scored with a great strike after 70 seconds and did nothing more during the remaining 70 minutes that he remained on the pitch.That said a team without any discernable gameplan shouldn’t be wholly blamed for the tactical inadequacies of their Manager when they did manage to win,after all.

  3. Macduff

    March 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I would love to know what Giroud did to get 5/10. He is a total liability

  4. Francis Angrey

    March 16, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Giroud is a real disappointment. He can’t dribble, he can’t run and he doesn’t mark.

  5. David abedi

    March 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Giroud failed to keep us on ball

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