As we say Goodbye! to Unai Emery and Hello! to Freddie Ljungberg, let’s take a look how the Arsenal players rated in Unai Emery’s final month in charge.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Handily, Arsenal sacked Emery at the end of November with no more games in that month left.

Our record was not good, even for a club traditionally bad in November.

We played five, won none, lost two and drew three. We also scored only five while conceding eight. When you look at the opponents – Wolves, Vitoria, Leicester, Southampton and Frankfurt – it seems even worse.

Unai Emery selected 21 players during the month of November but only Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira played every game.

Obviously, the more matches you play, the more player ratings points you collect, so the tables below are sorted both by total points for the month and then average.

It amuses me that the person at the top of the first table is Mesut Ozil…

By total Total Average
 Mesut Ozil 28.0 7.00
 Gabriel Martinelli 27.5 6.88
 Matteo Guendouzi 27.5 5.50
 Lucas Torreira 26.0 5.20
 Joe Willock 25.5 6.38
 Alexandre Lacazette 25.0 6.25
 Kieran Tierney 24.0 6.00
 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 24.0 6.00
 Calum Chambers 22.5 5.63
 Bernd Leno 21.0 7.00
 Nicolas Pepe 20.0 6.67
 David Luiz 20.0 5.00
 Bukayo Saka 18.5 6.17
 Sokratis 18.0 4.50
 Shkodran Mustafi 14.5 7.25
 Emi Martinez 11.5 5.75
 Hector Bellerin 11.0 5.50
 Dani Ceballos 11.0 5.50
 Rob Holding 9.5 4.75
 Granit Xhaka 7.0 7.00
 Sead Kolasinac 6.0 6.00
 Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5.5 5.50

 

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. - Unai Emery's troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. – Unai Emery’s troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP
By Average Total Average
 Shkodran Mustafi 14.5 7.25
 Bernd Leno 21.0 7.00
 Granit Xhaka 7.0 7.00
 Mesut Ozil 28.0 7.00
 Gabriel Martinelli 27.5 6.88
 Nicolas Pepe 20.0 6.67
 Joe Willock 25.5 6.38
 Alexandre Lacazette 25.0 6.25
 Bukayo Saka 18.5 6.17
 Sead Kolasinac 6.0 6.00
 Kieran Tierney 24.0 6.00
 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 24.0 6.00
 Emi Martinez 11.5 5.75
 Calum Chambers 22.5 5.63
 Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5.5 5.50
 Hector Bellerin 11.0 5.50
 Matteo Guendouzi 27.5 5.50
 Dani Ceballos 11.0 5.50
 Lucas Torreira 26.0 5.20
 David Luiz 20.0 5.00
 Rob Holding 9.5 4.75
 Sokratis 18.0 4.50

 

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