Ratings: Giroud has a nightmare as Arsenal are held by Norwich

By on November 29, 2015

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Arsenal put in another tepid display away from home as we were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City at Carrow Road this evening.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  7.5/10 – Could do little about the equaliser but pulled off a stunning save to keep it at 1-1 when Gabriel almost put through his own net.

Bellerin  6.5/10 – Not at his best defensively but was a good outlet going forward.

Mertesacker  6/10 – Looked a little shaky at times, especially once Koscielny had gone off.

Koscielny  N/A – Forced off inside the opening 15 minutes through injury. Let’s hope it’s not serious.

Monreal  6/10 – Solid at the back and got forward well but his end product was terrible.

Flamini  6/10 – Went about his business quietly but doesn’t offer much to this team.

Cazorla  6.5/10 – Showed his skill in spurts but ended the game injured after picking up a knee problem. Sigh.

Ramsey  5/10 – Didn’t look match fit, which is understandable. Kept drifting inside instead of keeping to the right-wing.

Ozil  7.5/10 – A lovely opening goal from the German. He was one of the few who looked dangerous.

Sanchez  7/10 – Assisted Ozil’s goal with a fine through-ball and was a threat when on the ball, but forced off after suffering a very predictable hamstring injury. This one is on Wenger.

Giroud  4/10 – Anonymous. Absolutely no movement and fluffed a couple of half-chances. He looks knackered but unfortunately we can’t rest him.


Gabriel 6/10 – Very poor for the goal as he got his positioning all wrong. However, he did make one vital interception to prevent another certain goal.

Campbell 5.5/10 – Worked hard to make things happen but not at the required level.

The Ox 6/10 – Added a bit of pace and put some crosses in.

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