Arsenal made hard work of their game against Hull, but when you consider what the Tigers have done to Liverpool and United recently, perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on our little bunch of snowflakes.
So, how did they do?
Petr Cech 7.5
Looked somewhat nervous when he had the ball at his feet after last week, but did everything he needed to keep Arsenal in the game.
Hector Bellerin 7
Shouldn’t have been playing after suffering a concussion but did. Could have scored in the first half but sliced his effort going for the near post. Struggled at times with Grosicki whom Wenger was expecting to play on Kieran Gibb’s side, hence why he played Gibbs (according to pre-match interview).
Shkodran Mustafi 7.5
Four tackles, five clearances and a lot more work than he was probably expecting before kick-off
Laurent Koscielny 7.5
Three tackles, four interceptions, and a whopping seven clearances from Captain Kos. He shouldn’t have had to do so much, but he did and he coped well.
Kieran Gibbs 7
Back in the side to cope with Grosicki who was on the other side. Could have seen red and admitted he knew what he was doing. He didn’t, probably because he wasn’t called Granit Xhaka.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 7
Is really growing into this role deep in the centre.
Francis Coqueiln 6
He made five tackles, three interceptions, and two clearances, yet despite all that, something bad just happens to us when he’s playing on front of our defence when Santi Cazorla is not available.
Mesut Ozil 6
Another quiet one from Mesut and his passing was off too. 75.6% pass accuracy is absolutely poverty for Mesut.
Theo Walcott 6
Angry Theo was angry today. That was about it.
Alex Iwobi 6
Another game Alex will want to forget. One shot, off target.
The only starting Arsenal outfield player to have a worse passing accuracy than Mesut was Alexis. Still, he scored two. He also set up Lucas who won the penalty.
Mohamed Elneny 5
A second half sub replacing Walcott instead of Coquelin, he didn’t really get involved that much with just 13 touches, despite Arsenal dropping deeper and deeper.
Danny Welbeck 5
Always looks like he’s fired up but wasn’t really given much time to do much.
It was his header which won the penalty. That’s another assist, right?
See below for overall team rating