Arsenal 1 – Leicester City 0: Player Ratings

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After a day to reflect we’ve produced the for Arsenal’s much-needed win against the champions. The Gunners managed to finish the game 1-0, thanks to a Robert Huth own goal.

 

Petr Cech – 7.5
Didn’t have much to do but made a great save in the first half to deny Leicester. From taking the lead.

 

Gabriel – 7.5
Playing well as of late and that was the case again, solid at the back. Think this new formation really suits the player.

 

Laurent Koscielny – 8
Kept the defence organised, However, the knee injury he picked up late on in the game was quite worrying seeing as no one was near him at the time.

 

Nacho Monreal  – 7
Managed to get another goal, maybe it’s time to play him up top… Though I thought he plays better in the left wing back position, instead of one of the three at the back.

 

Hector Bellerin – 7.5
Got forward well, but his delivery in the final third was really poor.

 

Francis Coquelin – 7
Leicester sat back for most of the game, so there wasn’t too much to do for the player. Would have been better to start with a more attacking midfielder.

 

Granit Xhaka – 7.5
One of our most effective players during the 90 minutes, he manages to link up the play well and try and make things happen.

 

Kieran Gibbs – 7
Hasn’t played much this season but looked well, he’s a good player to bring on when we’re trying to defend a lead, don’t think he should be starting.

 

Mesut Ozil – 6.5
Nothing seemed to work for him tonight, worked the ball well but hardly anything to mention from the player.

 

Theo Walcott – 6.5
Went missing really, hardly got the ball.

 

Alexis Sanchez – 6.5
Gave the ball away a lot, though you can see why we start him when he can rattle the crossbar out of nowhere.  The throw-in incident at the end was also quite humorous and wasted a fair bit of time.

 

Substitutes
Danny Welbeck – 6

Olivier Giroud – 6

Aaron Ramsey – 6

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