Ratings: Cech Has Shocker As Arsenal lose 2-0 To West Ham

By on August 9, 2015

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I think it’s safe to say this wasn’t in the script as Petr Cech had a shocking debut during Arsenal’s disappointing 2-0 loss to West Ham at the Emirates this afternoon.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  –  4/10 – I thought we were supposed to now have a reliable goalkeeper? At fault for both goals. He’ll be back though.

Debuchy  –  5/10 – Struggled against Payet at times and offered little going forward.

Mertesacker –  6/10 – Not at fault for either goal but he did have some nervy moments running towards his own goal.

Koscielny –  5/10 – Made no attempt to track Kouyate’s run after he got the wrong side of Monreal. Failed to close down Zarate for his goal too, but also saved us on a few occasions as well.

Monreal –  5/10 – Schoolboy defending for the Kouyate goal. Was the wrong side of him for the free kick.

Coquelin –  5/10 – His passing was surprisingly poor and was hauled off after we went 2-down.

Ramsey –  6/10 – Not at his best but was one of our better performers – which wasn’t hard.

The Ox –  6/10 – Very lively going forward and was probably our biggest threat, but he gifted West Ham possession on the edge of our box which led to the second goal. He seems to have developed a nasty habit this.

Ozil –  6/10 – Created a few openings but he didn’t enjoy having to fill in on the left at times when Cazorla drifted inside.

Cazorla –  6/10 – Failed to have any real influence on the game either out wide or in the middle.

Giroud –  4/10 – Another one of those days for Giroud. Nothing went right for him and he missed a few decent chances to get us back in the game.


Walcott – 5/10 – Offered little after coming on for the last half hour.

Sanchez – 5.5/10 – Rushed back too early. He was a threat when he came on but understandably rusty after snatching at a few shots.

So the season is off to the worst possible start and our big summer signing had a nightmare debut. Oh to be an Arsenal fan…..


  1. Me

    August 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Can we write this season off???

    It just seems such a waste of hope and energy to believe we actually have a chance of winning the league.

    Wenger has already seen to it that we don’t…

  2. GoonerEris

    August 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Oh, zip it man! First game of the season and that signals how bad we would be? Biblical had his focus on this game all summer and it has paid off; that’s all it is. Now, we need to gather ourselves together for an onslaught.

  3. Malaysian gunner

    August 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    It’s the sos.Too much passing and over elaboration.
    Arsenal were too predictable. When the gunners were denied
    time and space,they could not cope.
    One bad game doesn’t make Cech a bad goalie.However he is
    on borrowed time if more cock ups pop up.

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