Arsenal slumped to a humiliating League Cup final defeat on Sunday, losing 3-0 to Manchester City, and there was hardly a single positive individual performance of note.
Arsenal just weren’t good enough against Pep Guardiola’s treble-hopefuls, individually or as a team.
Here are our player ratings:
David Ospina 1.5
It’s hard to say anything positive about a goalkeeper who didn’t make any saves and completed fewer than half of his passes. Despite Manchester City’s dominance of the match, Ospina only had three stops to make, and all three chances ended in goals.
All game he threw the ball out into dangerous areas and looked nervy. That put more pressure on everybody else and played into City’s hands as they pressed to win the ball back quickly.
Calum Chambers 2.5
Chambers seemed to be having a alright game for a while, in comparison to some other Arsenal players, at least. Then David Silva turned him to score just as easily as Ken Sema did for Östersund earlier in the week. You can’t give away goals like that on a regular basis.
In the end, Arsene Wenger sacrificed him for Danny Welbeck, who carried about as much goal threat as the defender, to try and rescue the game.
Shkodran Mustafi 2
Mustafi was at fault as City opened the scoring in the first half, which essentially killed off any hopes Arsenal may have had on the day.
Beating the Premier League leaders is hard enough, but coming from behind to do so is a massive ask. The 25-year-old’s passing was the weakest in the back three, and he made just one tackle all match.
Laurent Koscielny 3
Arsenal’s best centre-back on the day, but that’s really not saying much. Koscielny wasn’t particularly at fault for any of the goals, so that makes him unique in the back-three.
Still, as the most experienced defender he should’ve done more to help his teammates and organise the defence.
Hector Bellerin 3
Bellerin didn’t always look confident up against Leroy Sane, and lost the tricky winger on a couple of occasions. Like the rest of the defenders, he could’ve done more to help prevent City creating chances.
On the other hand, on a day when Arsenal struggled to keep the ball the Spaniard had the highest pass accuracy on the team (bar Iwobi, who only made three passes).
Nacho Monreal 2
Monreal was far from his usual self at Wembley, but that was largely thanks to an injury that forced him off after just 26 minutes.
He was holding his back for much of the match, so it’d be harsh to focus on his disappointing contributions under the circumstances.