RATINGS: My Ratings From Arsenal’s Embarrassing 6-0 Loss To Chelsea

By on March 22, 2014

That performance was an utter disgrace. Every player and the manager should be ashamed of themselves. In fact, they should donate their weeks wages to Sport Relief and refund the travelling fans.

Szczesny: 4/10 – You have to feel sorry for a keeper that was left so exposed as Szczesny was today, but he didn’t cover himself in glory either. Didn’t get near the first two, should have stopped the fifth and spilled a routine Luiz shot which almost made it 6.

Sagna: 4/10 – Wasn’t the worst player on the pitch, but was part of a horrid defensive performance.

Mertesacker: 4/10 – Simply couldn’t handle the pace and movement of Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, et al. You have to question Wenger’s decision to play a high line which clearly doesn’t suit us, and particularly Mertesacker.

Koscielny: 3/10 – Possibly his worst half in an Arsenal shirt. Was nowhere for the first two goals and was replaced at the break. It’s not clear whether it was down to injury or poor form, but I suspect he may have picked up a knock.

Gibbs: 3/10 – Went AWOL for the first two goals with both coming from his side of defence, but was then wrongly dismissed when Ox handled in the area.

Arteta: 3/10As I suspected in my preview, Arteta’s lack of pace and power was badly exposed. Why Flamini didn’t start I will never know. The Spaniard simply didn’t have the legs to compete in the middle, and a perfect example was when he couldn’t track Oscar for the fourth.

Oxlade-Chamberlain: 3/10 – Has been in fine form of late but this was his worst performance in an Arsenal shirt. Everything that could have gone wrong, did. He gave away possession for the first and then slipped at the vital moment as Eto’o twisted him to score. Then inexplicably handled a shot that was going wide. By the laws of the game he should only have been shown a yellow as he wasn’t denying a goal-scoring opportunity, but thanks to the ref’s error he stayed on the pitch until he was replaced at half-time.

Rosicky: 5/10  – Maybe our best player on the day but he didn’t have much competition. He did give away possession for the fifth goal though and his passing was well below his usual standard.

Cazorla: 4/10 – He was at least working hard but was over-run by the power of the Chelsea midfield. Lost possession for the second goal and couldn’t cope with the physical presence of Luiz, Matic, etc.

Podolski: 4/10 – Didn’t do much before being replaced following the sending off early in the first half.

Giroud: 3/10 – Once again, he missed a vital chance in a big game. With the score at 0-0, he scuffed a shot when one-on-one with Cech. The keeper did well to save it but Giroud has to bury those chances when they come. Chelsea went up the other end and scored. We can’t compete at the very top without a top drawer striker, which Giroud sadly isn’t.


Vermaelen: 5/10 – Was lucky to face a Chelsea team in second gear after the break.

Jenkinson: 4/10 – Fought hard but was still unable to cope with the Chelsea attack.

Flamini 5/10 – Should have started but it was all over by the time he came on. Missed a good chance to score midway through the second half but fluffed his header.

Wenger got his team and tactics wrong, but the players should still never lose a game 6-0 in that fashion. Not the way the boss should have ‘celebrated’ his 1,000th game in charge. It’s certainly one he, and the fans, are going to want to forget in a hurry. I’m off down the pub to drown my sorrows….

What were your thoughts from the game?


  1. Fizzer

    March 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Nothing to say except DISGUSTING PERFORMANCE

    • Chris

      March 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Yes and it’s the same squad of players, collected by Wenger, who are not up to competing with top teams. Only a few more Wenger years to suffer.

  2. wilson

    March 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Wenger should not sign another contract if he knows he will not sign good players. This humilation is becoming too much in the hands of Chelsea , liverpool and man city every season.

  3. Joel

    March 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Enough is enough!The Manager has taken the blame and rightly so…His team selection and shape fell straight into Mourinho’s hands.He had to start with Flamini in the centre,Ox wide on the right and given the injury situation double up with Monreal on the left side of midfield.This simple lack of tactical understanding allowed the physically superior Matic and Luis to pressurise the midfield inviting mistakes and helping Chelsea to counter attack with maximum effect.The team’s performances away to United,City,Liverpool and now Chelsea have been abject.That’s without taking Stoke and Southampton into further consideration.Congratulations for making it to a 1000 games in this day and age but the last few hundred have been largely forgettable.Hopefullly the Manager will step down at the end of the season as he has nothing more to offer this team.

    • Chris

      March 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Don’t think he will step down. He is still convinced he is right !

  4. happisoul

    March 22, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Specialist in failure…its time to go, please!

    • Chris

      March 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      We all hate Mourinho … but he was right and he is right. So so easy for him vs. Arsene.

  5. davidrusa

    March 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with Joel completely. There is no reason why Johann Djourou should be loaned out and Gibbs left as first choice defender. Gibbs should be loaned out and we play Vermaelen and Monreal. Similarly Arteta should justify why he should continue at Arsenal. There is no reason why Flamini should have stayed on the bench when he is the only defensive midfielder we have. I believe with Flamini such stupid goals would not have been conceded. We should declare that we have no striker and go out to get at least 3 strikers next season. What is happening at Arsenal is simply a shame and unacceptable. How can we lose as if we are total morons? We have lost 6-3 to Man city, 5-1 to Liverpool and now 6-0 to Liverpool! How can we accept this kind of situation? It is shameful! Arsenal has never lost like this before. I think there is no more patience with Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud. They either perform or be shown the exit. I hope our heartless fans can now see Ozil’s use.

  6. samari

    March 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Arsene Wenger tactics has faded,let him go.he should stop using tribal ground to spoil the club. Giroud is not a striker.fans are paying huge gate fee and the management are busy enjoying the money without buying good players, what a shame. Wenger is stupid

  7. Ashco

    March 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Wenger sign new contract is like signing another failure in team pls let him go.

  8. Peter

    March 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Any good striker Aserne Wenger will buy must not come from France bcos he is using them to enrich his pocket and are not fantastic. secondly, dis man has not replace Song yet he is specialist in failure

  9. Austin

    March 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Wenger is a shameless coach, for a coach like you to keep on beating and insulting you all the time without you thinking of revenge by beating his team also. You and the entire arsenal board are total disgrace.

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