Arsenal could only manage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday so who was our best player and who stunk the place up?
Ratings via fotmob
Dan will be a long with the full player ratings but I thought in the wake of the match it would be a good idea to see who was our best and worst rated players according to the stats.
He picked up an 8.1, the only player from either side to pass the 8 mark.
As well as his goal, he also:
- Got off three shots from inside the box and one from outside.
- Won 6 duels, losing only 1
- Completed 100% of his dribbles
- Made 2 tackles
This wasn’t even a close contest either, sadly. The German keeper, who has been called up by his national side, came away with a poor rating of 6 after some weak efforts at palming the ball away.
He made some excellent saves too, but unfortunately, his mistakes were costly.
When you total up all the player ratings of the starters, you can see one side was clearly better than the other. But, if you watched the game, you probably didn’t need stats to tell you that, did you?
Arsenal 78.8 v Tottenham 71.1
(with subs Arsenal 91.4 v Tottenham 83)
By far the worst-rated player from either side with a pathetic 5.3 – and that’s without him even picking up any of the yellow cards he should have been shown.
In total, Spurs had three players rated below six (Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez the others).
Not only did he he show himself to be the stupidest player on the pitch, he also gave away an amazing seven fouls. Quite how he only ended up with one yellow is quite remarkable when you think he could have got another for persistent fouling.
We all complained heavily that Moussa Sissoko wasn’t booked, but he gave away three fouls compared to Xhaka.
Lucky boy. What was already a bad day for him could have been a lot worse.