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).
Came on, created a goal, drifted out of the game when Lucas and Walcott joined him on the pitch.
What was he supposed to do with less than 20 minutes and the team playing like this?
17 minutes. Two passes, 1 cross. That is all.