Ratings: Cech the hero as sloppy Arsenal held at Stoke

By on January 17, 2016

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Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League after drawing 0-0 with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon with Petr Cech once again in fine form.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  8/10 – Made at least three excellent saves to keep the hosts at bay. Showed once again what a world class keeper can bring. MOTM.

Bellerin  7/10 – A danger once again going forward but his delivery could have been better. Did well up against Arnautovic.

Mertesacker  6.5/10 – A calm head at the back and his height was important at set-pieces.

Koscielny  6.5/10 – Swept up behind Per to good effect but his distribution from the back was poor at times.

Monreal  7/10 – Another fine display from the ever-reliable Monreal. Didn’t put a foot wrong.

Ramsey  5/10 – Disappointing. Failed to take his chance to shine in the absence of Ozil.

Flamini  6/10 – Went about his business in midfield but just offers too little to this team. We miss Coquelin and Cazorla badly.

Campbell  7/10 – Probably the best of our three attackers. Set up Giroud with a superb through-ball and was one of our only dangers in the final third.

Oxlade-Chamberlain  5.5/10 – Frustrating display. Got in to some promising positions but once again his final ball or shot was disappointing.

Walcott  5/10 – Wandered around the pitch trying to find space but wasn’t his day. Touch was poor and looks low on confidence.

Giroud  5.5/10 – Denied twice by superb saves from Butland but will feel he should have got on the score-sheet.


Iwobi 6/10 – Lively cameo from the youngster.

Chambers N/A

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