Ratings: How Arsenal’s Players Rated After 1-1 Draw With Man Utd

By on May 17, 2015

Arsenal picked up a valuable point after drawing 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon.

Theo Walcott forced an own goal from Tyler Blackett late on which cancelled out Ander Herrera’s first half volley to keep us two points clear in third position in the table.

Here are my ratings:

Ospina  5/10 – I personally thought he could have done better to try and stop Herrera’s goal. He was nowhere near it and shouldn’t be beaten so easily at his near post.

Bellerin  5/10 – Beaten too easily by Young before his cross led to their goal. Made one excellent recovery tackle but otherwise was below his best.

Mertesacker  6/10 – Fairly easy afternoon against Falcao. Could perhaps have done better to prevent Young’s cross reaching Herrera but couldn’t get the better of Fellaini in the air.

Koscielny  6.5/10 – Positionally excellent all game and swept up well behind Mertesacker.

Monreal  5/10 – At fault for their goal as he was sucked inside and left Herrera free at the far post to score.

Coquelin  7/10 – Another busy display full of tackles and interceptions.

Cazorla  6/10 – Spent most of his time playing deep alongside Coquelin and couldn’t have any real influence in the final third.

Ramsey  7.5/10 – As I’ve been saying for weeks, he’s wasted out on the right. Looked far more himself when he was moved in to the middle where he caused United plenty of problems.

Ozil  6/10 – Very quiet for much of the game. Only showed his quality in flashes when he did get himself on the ball.

Alexis  6.5/10 – Another frustrating game. Always looked dangerous but final product was lacking at times.

Giroud  6/10 – Missed a couple of great chance to get on the score-sheet.


Walcott 6/10 – Played a crucial role in the equaliser.

Wilshere 6/10 – His trademark runs were a problem for the hosts.

Flamini N/A

One Comment

  1. davi

    May 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    On Ospina – I’m sorry this near post thing is getting ridiculous. The ball has been crossed from one side of his goal to the other, meaning that his near post has changed from his RHS to his LHS in about a second (which is one reason that crossing is seen as being so effective!). The “shouldn’t be beaten at his near post” rule goes out of the window in that situation. The shot was well hit and in those circumstances no goalkeeper would have saved it. Sometimes disappointment seems to cause people to hold gks to an unrealistic standard.

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