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Arsenal Player Ratings v Manchester United

By Matty Sadler
May 8 2017

A game between two sides that are nowhere near where they think they should be. I thought we looked the better side in quite an open first half. United began to take control at the start of the second half, but we scored via a big deflection, grew in confidence and were the better side thereafter. Our second goal was great though. It was nice seeing us actually get to the byline and whip a cross in nice and early, instead of all of our usual arsing about. Wenger's first win over Mourinho in the league, and a win over United is always nice, whatever the circumstance.

Cech - 7. Two good saves off Martial and Rooney. Little to do otherwise.

Holding - 6. His least assured performance so far. Almost cost us a goal with a sloppy pass in the first half.

Koscielny - 7. Solid.

Monreal - 7. Solid.

Oxlade-Chamberlain - 7. Still looking good in the RWB role. Excellent cross for Welbeck's goal.

Xhaka - 7. Strong display before going off (nice actually seeing him being used correctly!). Opened the scoring via a huge deflection.

Ramsey - 7. Industrious. Made some excellent runs off the ball. Came close to scoring early on.

Gibbs - 6. Always made himself a good option up and down the left, but ultimately his delivery was poor.

Ozil - 6. Not a great first half but the second half was an improvement.

Welbeck - 7. Scored a strong header against his former club. Pretty quiet otherwise.

Alexis - 5. Struggled to make an impact. Looks like he only wants to play "his" game to be honest.


Coquelin - 5. Looked bright when he came on.

Giroud - N/A. No impact.

Bellerin - N/A. No impact.


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08/05/2017 13:27
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Re: Arsenal Player Ratings v Manchester United
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
10/05/2017 09:35
I am not convinced by Ramsey, too many square passes and somehow he and Ozil don't seem to link up

- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

Re: Arsenal Player Ratings v Manchester United
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
12/05/2017 00:17
If Ozil is not around, Ramsey will want to be the #10 but he will be a very different #10 from the Ozil role. It will be more like his role for Wales meaning Wenger will need to change the team around him if Ramsey becomes the new #10.

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