[Player Ratings] Giroud rescues sloppy Arsenal vs West Brom

By on December 26, 2016

Olivier Giroud scored a vital late winner as Arsenal beat an ultra-defensive West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the Emirates this afternoon.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  6/10 | Had virtually nothing to do but almost gifted West Brom a goal after flapping at a 70th minute corner.

Bellerin  7/10 | Saw plenty of the ball and was dangerous in attack but fluffed a great chance to score with a header.

Gabriel  6/10 | Was an easy day’s work at the back and did his bit to keep the clean sheet.

Koscielny  6/10 | Dealt well with the threat of the isolated Rondon.

Gibbs  6.5/10 | Given little trouble at the back and was keen to get involved going forward but hobbled off with 20 minutes to go. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.

Coquelin  6.5/10 | Did okay but I really didn’t see the need for him in a game like today. Would rather Ramsey had started in the middle.

Xhaka  7/10 | Controlled the game but he could have been a little more adventurous with his forward passing and his long-shots were well off target.

Sanchez  7/10 | Rattled the post shortly after half time before forcing Foster in to a fine save. Our most dangerous attacker.

Ozil  6.5/10 | A disappointing game before he produced a superb cross to set-up Giroud for the winner.

Iwobi  6/10 | A couple of scuffed shots was as good as it got for Iwobi. Kept cutting inside instead of committing his man out wide, which played in to their hands.

Giroud  6.5/10 | Frustrated for long spells as he didn’t have much service to work from until Ozil’s 86th minute cross led to his superb headed winner.


Perez  6/10 | Lovely cross should have led to a goal.

Monreal 6/10 | On for Gibbs.

Ramsey 6/10 | Almost scored but was denied by a fine save.


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  2. Adebayo

    December 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t why you refused to see Coquelin performance… he is more offensive and defensive than both Xhaka and Ramsey of late…he desert deserved more credit… no wonder Arsene played him ahead of Xhaka whenever Santi is available

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