Petr Cech – 6.3
Despite pulling off a couple of big saves early on in each half, Cech wasn’t equal to Liverpool’s goals (two of which looked to be saveable.)
Rob Holding – 6.0
In his return to the first team, Holding, like everyone else on the day wasn’t very impressive. He was able to steal the ball from Liverpool’s attackers at times but was far from his best.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.0
Also making his return to the first team Koscielny didn’t have the best of days. From being caught out of position to misplacing passes the Frenchman looked a bit rusty.
Nacho Monreal – 5.7
Moving to the left side of defence Monreal didn’t have an improvement on his recent performances. Starting as one of the three centre backs and then moving to left back in a back four he didn’t quite have the right effect.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6.2
Unlike last week the Ox didn’t have quite as strong of a presence on the game. Playing on the right he didn’t challenge Moreno enough in attack and his reluctance to track back lead to Sadio Mane’s goal.
Aaron Ramsey – 5.7
Ramsey’s 300th Arsenal appearance was nowhere near one of his best. Largely ineffective going forward the central midfielder didn’t show any willingness to get back either which was also showcased in Mane’s goal.
Granit Xhaka – 5.5
Out of the two midfielders, Xhaka was much more error prone, whether that was with passing or tackling, he failed to make a difference at Anfield.
Hector Bellerin – 5.2
For some reason, the Spaniard was played down the left-hand side again and as usual, when playing down the left he didn’t make an impact. Not making any overlapping runs, etc he looked quite easy to defend as well as having his poor touch lead to Salah’s goal.
Mesut Ozil – 5.5
Our former record signing looked like a shadow of his usual self. Hardly finding himself on the ball, when he did he seemed to rush his decisions and quite often misplaced his shots and passes.
Alexis Sanchez – 6.2
In his first game since the F.A. Cup final, Sanchez looked pretty sharp despite not making a real impact.
Danny Welbeck – 5.7
It was a similar story for Welbeck. When he got into the scoring positions he just couldn’t convert which kept the scores at 0-0 at the stage and could’ve put us ahead.
Francis Coquelin – 6.2
Coming into the midfield at half time Coquelin showed some will to fight back for the ball but ultimately wasn’t good enough on the day.
Alexandre Lacazette – 6.1
Probably the most surprising selection of the weekend, Lacazette would enter the game as a substitute. Coming on with time running out, the Frenchman was played out on the left and didn’t really see much of the ball.
Olivier Giroud – 6.3
Coming on with Lacazette, Giroud was a bit more involved as we tried to get the ball to stick to him but nothing really did as the game slipped further and further away from our grasp.