Player ratings for Arsenal following their game against Hull City at the Emirates…
A dire performance by Arsenal saw them somehow snatch a point at the death. The Gunners weren’t helped by some dodgy refereeing in the first half, but their performance throughout certainly wasn’t title challenging quality, and if they continue playing like that they won’t even get top four.
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Here are the player ratings for Arsenal:
GK) Wojciech Szczesny – 7.0
Had very little to do for most of the game. Was unlucky to concede two goals which he couldn’t really do much about, and really wasn’t helped by his defenders today.
RB) Hector Bellerin – 6.0
It’s difficult to expect too much from the youngster when he is really being thrown in at the deep end. Didn’t do a huge amount wrong, but didn’t really offer enough going forward either. Was guilty of a few stray passes.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 5.5
Not only was he almost entirely responsible for the second goal, the German was really charged with leading the line and organising the defence; something he certainly didn’t do.
CB) Nacho Monreal – 6.5
A makeshift centre-back, Monreal performed acceptably without really standing out. He doesn’t offer the same protection to Mertesacker that Laurent Koscielny does, something the German sorely needs.
LB) Kieran Gibbs – 6.5
Gibbs was fantastic in the first half, offering plenty going forward as well as being disciplined at the back. He dropped off in the second half however, and went to sleep a little for Hull’s second goal.