[Player Ratings] Brighton 1-1 Arsenal: Lichtsteiner & Ozil woeful for Gunners

By on December 26, 2018

A poor performance on the south coast saw Arsenal held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion this evening.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring early on with a lovely finish but shocking defending gifted Brighton an equaliser before half time.

These are my ratings:

Leno  6/10 | Came rushing off his line and missed the ball yet again. Wasn’t protected by his defence but it’s another poor decision from the keeper. His poor form is a concern.

Lichtsteiner  4.5/10 | Shocking game. Poor defending gifting Brighton an equaliser in the first half and he offered nothing going forward with his crossing woeful.

Sokratis  6.5/10 | A couple of nervy moments but was relatively solid at the back.

Koscielny  6/10 | Still working his way back to full match fitness but this was a better display than we’ve seen in recent outings. Subbed.

Kolasinac  6/10 | Wasn’t as threatening going forward as he has been in recent weeks.

Torreira  6/10 | Looks tired. Kept things neat and tidy but wasn’t up to his usual standards. He did play a lovely ball over the top in the first half to release Auba.

Xhaka  6.5/10 | Had a decent first half when he played some lovely balls but influence faded when he dropped in to defence once Koscielny went off.

Guendouzi  5.5/10 | A couple of nice passes in the first half but faded as the game went on and showed no awareness to track Locadia for the equaliser.

Ozil  5/10 | Played a part in the opening goal but was virtually anonymous otherwise. Hooked at half-time which is sure to reignite hid feud with Emery.

Aubameyang  6.5/10 | Superb finish to open the scoring but should have made it 2-0 when clean through but saw his effort well saved. Huge miss.

Lacazette  6.5/10 | Did well to create the opening goal for Aubameyang but was otherwise frustrated. No idea why he was subbed midway through the second half when we were searching a goal.


Iwobi   5/10 | No impact after coming on at half time.

Ramsey  5/10 | Took too many touches when on the ball.

Maitland-Niles  5/10 | Wasted a couple of decent opportunities going forward.