RATINGS From Arsenal’s Shambolic 3-0 Loss To Everton

By on April 6, 2014

Arsenal produced another shambolic away performance to lose 3-0 to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon. Here are my ratings:

Szczesny 5/10 | He was left with little protection from those in front of him. Was pretty unlucky for the first goal as his save fell straight to Naismith and he also made a decent save before Arteta put through his own net.

Sagna 5/10 | Was one of the few players who came out of the game with any credit.

Monreal 3/10 | His worst display in an Arsenal shirt? At fault for the first two goals and was all over the place at times.

Mertesacker 4/10 | Disappointing display from the BFG. Nowhere near as comfortable with Vermaelen as he is with Kos.

Vermaelen 3/10 | Very poor from the skipper. He was caught out for the opener and allowed Lukaku to cut inside to score the second.

Arteta 2/10 | Once again, my prediction that Arteta would struggle proved accurate. The Spaniard was completely lost in midfield. It’s obvious his legs are gone and his lack of pace is being exposed time and time again.

Flamini 4/10 | Tried his best to cover for Arteta and was getting forward more than usual.

Rosicky 4/10 | Worked hard but couldn’t really have any real influence in the final third.

Cazorla 4/10 | With Ozil out we really needed Santi to step up and provide a creative spark but he didn’t rise to the challenge.

Podolski 4/10 | Had a couple of speculative shots but couldn’t really get in the game before his predictable substitution midway through the second half.

Giroud 3/10 | Useless, again. He’s running out of excuses for his abysmal form in the big games. His lack of pace was shown up again as he failed to latch on to a short back pace, and Everton went straight up the other end and opened the scoring. Another key moment and Giroud fails to come up with the goods.


Ramsey  5.5/10 | Great to see him back and we looked miles better with him in midfield.

The Ox 6/10 | Should certainly have started and immediately gave us more impetus in attack when he came on. Hit the bar with a lovely strike.

Sanogo 5/10 | Saw his first goal ruled out incorrectly for offside.

The scrap for fourth is now on. Everton will leapfrog us if they avoid defeat away at Sunderland next weekend but we still have the more favourable fixture list, so I’m still confident we can do it. Ramsey is back and Ozil and Koscielny are expected to follow soon, so hopefully we’ll have enough to get over the line.

Failure to finish fourth and win the FA Cup is likely to spell the end for Arsene Wenger, and even if we meet those targets many fans are calling for change. And following todays performance, it’s difficult to argue with the AOB right now.

What did you think of the game? Is it time for a change in management?


  1. nelson

    April 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    This shows we don’t have the squad necessary to go all the way in winning the title..we lack squad depth,,Wenger’s failure to sign players in the January transfer window has prooved disastrous also coupled with the injury crisis in the team..hope we finish 4th spot nd hopefully get some marquee players next summer…COYG!!!

  2. Tony

    April 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I personally found it very disturbing that the Arsenal fans (particularly in the upper tier) stood for the entire game. This is a severe breach of health and safety and should result in them getting far less than the requisite amount of tickets for their away games.

    • Paul

      April 7, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Away fans showing up for matches is far more disturbing and disruptive to the club’s forward progress.

  3. Manoza

    April 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Now you start to realize that Giroud isn’t good enough for arsenal, he can’t run foward with the ball even without a defender near to him, he can’t shoot on target, he can’t win penalty, he is relying on physical battle no brain at all and when he win the ball he can not turn and run foward with it, he always play the ball back lowering the temple of the attack. Bunches of arsenal fans believe he is a good striker and this is just a drop of form with a reason he scored 13 epl goals, but you guys try to look the types of goals he scored ‘tape in’ and in weak teams. We have the best midfielders in the league, our striker should have been a top scorer with at least 30goals a season, but not with this cunt called Giroud. Many fans turned to Ozil, but they real need to assess where is the major problem, how many chances Ozil created to Giroud per game went missed?. WALCOT is a huge loss, if Walcot was fit this guy could have warmed the bench, may be Arsene wl start play Sonogo upfront for the remaining fixtures.

  4. Toinpopsy

    April 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    We are tired of The Pro,he should just leave and let us look for another coach that can do it. He is tactically dried-up.

    • Chris

      April 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      100% correct. He has long since been left in a time warp. This is HIS group of players, HIS lack of balance in the team, HIS tired never changing game plan, HIS tactical naivety, HIS lack of transfer activity. His refusal to train and practice for this week’s opposition … even now convinced that we should “let the opposition worry about us.” Martinez ran rings around him, so did Mourinho, Pellegrini, Rodgers, even Hughes ……

      • Jerome

        April 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        we lost to top 6 team and we are the only top 9 team to lose to Man Utd. Time for wenger and his French co-worker , Giroud to go.

    • Paul

      April 7, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Nothing will change until Walmart leaves town.

  5. emmanuel

    April 6, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    very funny, few weeks ago i thought we are gonna get the epl cup when we are 7 points lead the table. now we are beging to be in top 4. we wont coz the team lost focus. truly wenger is a successful failure as quoted by morinho.

  6. GunneRay

    April 6, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Time is up Arsene. There is no other manager in the world who would get the time you have to build a good side. The fans have been more than patient for a very long time, waiting for the titles and cups to come back to this “proud” club and “loyal” supporters. The excuses will continue for as long as you remain the manager and your legacy will die with failure. You should have left five years ago. This team is weak and need a strong character to motivate them. We also need a manager who use tactical setups for each game, not the same one dimensional stuff you provide. And seriously, why are you still playing the same garbage players even tough they let the club, fans and themselves down?

    Good luck, there’s the door!

  7. Austin

    April 6, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    As long as wenger remains the coach of arsenal nothing good can happen to the club. Those expecting something good are only daydreaming. He has proved to us fans that he is actually “a specialist in failure”. Morinho is right.

  8. Errin Butterfield

    April 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    As soon as I saw that Flamini and Arteta where paired together in Midfield I thought that we where in for a long day at the office. They should only be paired together when we our approach is cautious. Some how Arsene doesn’t get it. It never works when we are not playing cautious. Please Wenger don’t sign your new contract and take Giroud back to France with you, drop Vermaelen in Belgium on your way out. Every year the same thing. Wenger just go let someone who wants to be successful, move forward, and can at the least motivate the players replace you.

  9. dan

    April 7, 2014 at 1:06 am


  10. Alaye

    April 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

    arsen wenger is a succesful failure he doesent wnt arsenal sucess including d management since they go to d bank and withdraw their profit made by d manager

  11. Arinze

    April 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm


    Football fans are just selfish prostitutes. They hate to remember who made them to become Arsenal fans.

  12. Hassan Musa

    April 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    we are tired of losen games wenger should leave arsenal now is a poisen to these club

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