Ratings: Sanchez & Cech impress for Arsenal during dull 0-0 draw

By on April 24, 2016

Arsenal are in real danger of missing out on the top four after being held to a 0-0 draw by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  7.5 – Made several good saves in the second half to keep it at 0-0 as Sunderland grew in confidence.

Bellerin  6.5 – Poor headed clearance almost cost a goal in the first half. Otherwise solid but crosses were poor again.

Mertesacker 6.5  – Handled in the area after turning his back on a Defoe shot and was turned too easily by the striker at times.

Koscielny 7  – Made a superb interception to prevent a goal before inexplicably ducking out of a header in his six yard box from a corner.

Monreal 7  – Poor delivery at times but was solid at the back and got involved going forwards.

Ramsey 6  – Full of energy but had limited impact as most of his passes went sideways. We needed him to be a driving force in midfield, but he wasn’t.

Elneny  7 – Another solid display at the base of midfield. Protected the back four and kept things moving.

Sanchez  7.5 – Saw a free-kick well saved and had a header cleared off the line. The best of our front line. Which wasn’t difficult.

Ozil 6  – Rather subdued by his own very high standards. Passed the ball around nicely and created a few chances but none were taken.

Iwobi  6 – Frustrating afternoon for the youngster. Worked hard and saw a fair amount of the ball but wasn’t on top of his game.

Giroud  4.5 – Poor hold up play and offered no threat in front of goal. A hugely disappointing display from the Frenchman, who’s supposed to be fighting to regain his first team place.


Walcott 6 – Put in a couple of decent crosses but what on earth was he doing when he jumped over the ball with an open goal awaiting?

Welbeck 6 – Tested Mannone from the edge of the area but couldn’t break the deadlock.

Wilshere 6 – Great to see him back and get 10 minutes under his belt.

Watch video highlights from the game here

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