Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Match Rating, MoTM

 

Crystal palace vs Arsenal

Arsenal defeated a spirited Crystal Palace side 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday in the Gunners second League game of the season.

Let’s see how each Arsenal player fared.

Cech: 6.5

Had an average game today, could have done better for Joel Ward’s goal, and also had issues with timing his jump for crosses.

Bellerin: 7

The youngster had a good game, he reduced the threat Bolaise posed and coped well with the pace of both Bolaise and Zaha, he also did well on the attack, lifting a cross for Alexis header for the second goal.

Mertesacker: 7

Was solid, made sure that the pace of his opponents didn’t affect him, and did well to restrict Crystal palace attack to only 4 shots on target

Koscielny: 7

Another solid display from the Frenchman, he hassled Wickham, for most of the game, pushing the English forward outwide most times, also covered his flank well.

Monreal: 7

Coped well with both Zaha and Joel Ward, and was very available on the attack.

Coquelin: 6.5

Had a decent game, distributed passes well and was generally solid, though became reckless as the game wore on. Picked a booking and had to be subbed off to avoid a sending off.

Cazorla: 7.5

Was available and consistent all through the game, did nothing spectacular, just went about his job.

Ramsey: 7

Hardworking display from the Welshman, he covered practically every blade of grass on the pitch, and filled into various positions seamlessly.

Ozil: 8 (MoTM)

A busy game for the playmaker, he created chance upon chance and grabbed an assist with a cross for Giroud’s goal.

Sanchez: 7

Was a constant threat to the opponents’ backline, aided counter attacks as the only pacy player in attack, and wasted a clear chance to give Arsenal the lead early on.

Giroud: 7.5

A decent game for the forward who is perpetually trying to gain the love of the fans, grabbed a fantastic acrobatic finish to help his cause.

Subs

Oxlade-Chamberlain: 6.5

Injected much needed extra pace to the attack after he came on.

Arteta: 6

Brought in to lock up the midfield in the final stages of the game, did his bit

Gibbs: 6

Came on late and didn’t have an impact

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