Arsenal went to Liverpool and lost in a way we’ve seen all too many times before.

I’m bored. So bored.

These ratings could reflect that.

Petr Cech 4

Conceded three, didn’t get much help from his defence.

Hector Bellerin 4

Has been poor for a while.

Shkodran Mustafi 5.5

Did he win a tackle? Seemed to struggle at times but made 7 clearances.

Laurent Koscielny 6.5

Kos is Kos. 5 interceptions, 5 clearances, no tackles.

Nacho Monreal 5

Probably more useful as a snack than a footballer these days.

Granit Xhaka 10/5

If he can get booked for a tackle he wasn’t even involved in, I can give him a 10. Really though, he wasn’t great but wasn’t helped by having to be Arsenal’s midfield all by himself.

Francis Coquelin 1

Were we better because Alexis came on or because he went off? Indeed. Get in the bin.

Alex Iwobi 3

Why did he stay on? Because we’ve no other creative players. Or ‘no creative players at all’ if you count Iwobi on recent form.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6

Ox out wide is not Ox in the middle.

Danny Welbeck 6

Scored. Didn’t really do much else. Excellent finish, though.

Olivier Giroud 5

Played a big man, put in three accurate crosses (out of 15).

Alexis 6

Came on, created a goal, drifted out of the game when Lucas and Walcott joined him on the pitch.

Lucas 5

What was he supposed to do with less than 20 minutes and the team playing like this?

Walcott 4

17 minutes. Two passes, 1 cross. That is all.

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