Arsenal 1 – West Brom 3: Player Ratings

Arsenal had as many shots on target as there were planes flying over the Hawthorns. I think that’s all that needs to be said about today’s performance.

 

Petr Cech – 6.5

Made some big saves, however he was brought off quite early with an injury, it’s yet to be seen how long he’ll be out for.

 

Hector Bellerin – 6.5
Played well going forward down the right hand side, yet he struggled to keep up with the Baggies attack.

 

Shkodran Mustafi – 6
Really struggled in the air today, he shouldn’t be conceding three goals against a poor West Brom team.

 

Laurent Koscielny – 7

Definitely the better out of the centre back pairing, although he’ll be disappointed on how the team managed to defend set pieces.

 

Nacho Monreal – 7
Tried to get the team going again after the third goal, though he should have been quicker to close down the crosses coming into the box.

 

Aaron Ramsey – 6.5
Hasn’t looked anywhere near to the ability he showed at the Euro’s, looks like a shadow of himself.

 

Granit Xhaka – 7.5
Managed to get the assist for the Alexis goal, with a beautiful ball behind the defensive line. He also managed to not pick up a yellow card, which is somewhat of an achievement for the player.

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain– 6
Was at fault for the third goal, however he looked like one of Arsenal’s biggest threats going forward.

 

Alexis Sanchez – 8

Scored Arsenal’s only goal and carried the Arsenal team like normal. However soon after he managed to get injured and it looks like he could be out for a while.

 

Danny Welbeck – 7
Managed to hit the bar in the second half with a bullet of a header, but he hardly had any room or created anything else for the rest of the match.

 

Theo Walcott – 6
His performance won’t have Southgate regretting his decision to leave him out of the England squad.

 

Substitutes
Alex Iwobi – 6
Olivier Giroud – 6
Ospina – 5.5