Player ratings vs Manchester City: Who let Arsenal down the most?

Arsenal fell apart in the first half against Manchester City on Sunday to concede a 3-0 lead they never looked like coming back from.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) is substituted for Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

More energy: Freddie Ljungberg explains why he took Mesut Ozil off against Manchester City

Freddie Ljungberg took Mesut Ozil off against Manchester City and replaced him with 19-year-old Emile Smith Rowe because he wanted more energy in the side.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Bernd Leno of Arsenal gives instructions during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal saviour identifies the 1 thing team need to change

Bernd Leno has called on his Arsenal teammates to spend the next week looking at their own mentality, convinced it is not the coach that is causing the problems.
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Freddie Ljungberg publicly calls on Arsenal board to make a decision

After Arsenal's latest defeat, interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg has publicly called on the club to make a decision about the manager's job.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

4-11 Arsenal players look set to leave after Manchester City defeat clarifies things

Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Torreira seem unlikely to be Arsenal players this time next year and the decisions made around the Manchester City game seemed to clarify that and a number of others who could go.
Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (C) celebrates with teammate Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (R) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between R. Standard de Liege and Arsenal FC at the Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Sclessin on December 12, 2019. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liege: Bukayo Saka stars, senior players struggle

Arsenal fought back from 2-0 down to secure a draw and top their Europa League group on Thursday night, though not entirely convincingly.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 12: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group F match between Standard Liege and Arsenal FC at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on December 12, 2019 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

He has a problem & 10 other things I noticed as Arsenal seal top...

Arsenal sealed top spot in their group and ensured a more favourable draw for the knock-out round of the Europa League, but it was not pretty.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Freddie Ljungberg, Interim Manager of Arsenal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Arsenal player ratings vs West Ham: Pepe arrives, Martinelli stars, but this player needs...

Arsenal finally got a win on the board against West Ham on Monday, coming from behind in a 10-minute blitz at the London Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Saed Kolasinac during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal players remember how to football + 11 other things from West Ham win

It was the team all Arsenal fans wanted, for a little while at least, so there was much excitement ahead of the game followed by a lot of sadness, some jubilation and a weird sense of disbelief that Arsenal actually managed to win a match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Freddie Ljungberg caretaker Arsenal coach during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on December 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Only 1 player lived up to expectations: Player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal's first home game under Freddie Ljungberg ended in disappointment as Brighton won 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Interim Manager of Arsenal, Freddie Ljungberg looks on during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Arsenal FC at Carrow Road on December 01, 2019, in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal have these 2 to thank for even earning a point: Player ratings vs...

Arsenal came from behind twice to draw against Norwich City in Freddie Ljungberg's first game in charge, though they really needed a win.
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)

Unai Emery’s final Arsenal game: Player Ratings vs Frankfurt

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, in what would turn out to be Unai Emery's final game as head coach of the club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Southampton: Dire team performance despite some positive individual showings

Arsenal put in another dismal performance in a 2-2 draw with relegation candidates Southampton on Saturday, and they were very lucky not to lose.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City shoots under pressure from Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on November 09, 2019, in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Player Ratings vs Leicester City: Damaging but predictable defeat leaves Arsenal way off the...

Arsenal suffered a damaging but entirely predictable defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, losing 2-0 to drop nine points behind their top-four rivals.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Hot take: Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes pluck Unai Emery’s hens

Arsenal went to Leicester in search of only their third cleansheet in their last 25 Premier League away games and, as you know, couldn't find it.

Player Ratings vs Vitoria: Another repeat of the Wolves, Watford and Palace matches

Arsenal gave away another lead in an incredibly boring draw away to Vitoria to drop their first points of the Europa League group stage.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal is challenged by Harvey Elliott of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

4 best and 2 worst: Arsenal October player ratings

Arsenal played six matches in October, winning three, losing two (one on penalties), and drawing one, scoring 15 and conceding 10 in the process, but who was the overall best and worst players from the month in Arsenal's October player ratings?
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Manager of Arsenal, Unai Emery makes a point during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Wolves: Özil stars but Arsenal surrender another lead

It's groundhog day at Arsenal as Unai Emery's team dropped a lead to surrender a win against Wolves in a desperately uninspiring performance.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Hot take: Can we sack Unai Emery now?

Arsenal threw away another lead to drop two points, playing some of the most turgid football imaginable, as Unai Emery's time must surely be coming to an end.
Joe Willock celebrates after scoring his goal (Photo via Twitter / Arsenal)

Arsenal vs Liverpool player ratings as both teams decide not to defend

Arsenal lost on penalties after a crazy game at Anfield, as both club’s reserve sides took each other on in the League Cup.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal shakes hands with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool prior to the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Hot take: Mesut Ozil returns to ensure Unai Emery is the big loser at...

When Liverpool announced their lineup for the game against Arsenal, Unai Emery must have known he was on a hiding to nothing and with Mesut Ozil determined to take his chance, the Spaniard had his worst Arsenal night since Baku.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal reacts to having his team's third goal disallowed following a VAR check during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Crystal Palace: Arsenal blow lead to draw in controversial circumstances

Arsenal threw away another two-goal lead on Sunday to draw with Crystal Palace, in a game filled with controversy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal reacts to a decision by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Hot take: What is this sh*t, Unai?

Arsenal managed to get a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace and as that's better than the 3-2 defeat last season, Unai Emery is no doubt delighted.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Vitoria: Nicolas Pepe stars despite uninspiring team performance

Arsenal staged a late comeback on Thursday night thanks largely to Nicolas Pepe, coming from behind to beat Vitoria 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal sits on an advertising board on the sideline during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019, in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Sheffield United: Arsenal slump to embarrassing defeat after lifeless performance

Arsenal put in a limp performance against Sheffield United on Monday as they suffered a 1-0 defeat away from home.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s Arsenal time needs to end

Arsenal lost 1-0 at Sheffield United in yet another limp performance that simply must have the Arsenal board questioning Unai Emery's future.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: David Luiz of Arsenal scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on October 06, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Bournemouth: Arsenal earn 3 points despite making things difficult for themselves

Arsenal made hard work of another home win on Sunday, this time against Bournemouth.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Hot take: Why does Arsenal winning feel so bad?

Arsenal claimed three points against Bournemouth and with City's shock defeat at home to Wolves moved to within one point of second place, so why does it feel so bad?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Standard Liege: 2 new signings star in dominant Arsenal win

Arsenal's youngsters, backup players and injury returners put in another fantastic performance on Thursday night to ease past Standard Liege 4-0.
English referee Kevin Friend shows a yellow card to Arsenal's English defender Calum Chambers (R) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Arsenal PotM for September revealed

September has been and gone and a month that saw us start against Spurs and end against United told us quite a bit.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Ashley Young of Manchester United battles for possession with Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019, in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Manchester United: Saka stars again, Aubameyang clinical, midfielder continues to impress

Arsenal came from behind to draw against Manchester United on Monday night in a scrappy match that never really lived up to the hype.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Nottingham Forest: Martinelli announces himself, Chambers fantastic, criticised winger shines

Arsenal eased to an unexpectedly comfortable win over Nottingham Forest in their League Cup fixture on Tuesday, with a number of players returning from injury.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal of the game with teammate Hector Bellerin during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Nottingham Forrest at Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Unai Emery hails returning Arsenal's star's 'big attitude'

Hector Bellerin returned to action for Arsenal last night and was hardly on the pitch for any time at all before he set up a goal for Joe Willock.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Player ratings vs Aston Villa: Aubameyang crucial, Guendouzi shows fight, 2 midfielders struggle

Arsenal fought back with 10 men to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday, showing a lot of spirit amid all the same problems that have been plaguing the team this season.

Player ratings vs Frankfurt: Saka stars, Martinez assured, a few others off the pace

Bukayo Saka starred as Arsenal recorded a 3-0 away victory over Frankfurt that was less convincing than it sounds.
Watford's English striker Andre Gray (L) and Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos look on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Player ratings vs Watford: Aubameyang clinical, centre-backs poor, midfielder unfairly criticised

Arsenal fell disappointingly short against bottom-of-the-table Watford on Sunday, throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Watford fans walk outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s best and worst players against Watford named

Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead against Watford, allowing the side bottom of the table an embarrassing 28 shots, but who was Arsenal's best and worst players on the day?
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Spurs player ratings: Guendouzi excellent, Pepe encouraging but this player let himself...

Arsenal came back from 2-0 down to draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, but they left as the unhappier of the two sides.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Arsenal fans show their support during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Who shone and who stunk for Arsenal against Tottenham?

Arsenal could only manage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Sunday so who was our best player and who stunk the place up?
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's first goal with team mate Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka cost Arsenal 2 points against Tottenham

The final 28 minutes of Arsenal's game against Spurs was exactly what we were expecting before the match, it's just a pity Unai Emery ruined it for the first 62 with his team selection.