Yet again Manchester United have put one of our runs to an end. It wasn’t quite the famous 49 undefeated but our 12 straight home wins was impressive while it lasted.
Here’s how the players got on in the 3-1 loss:
Petr Cech – 6.7
Let down by individual errors in front of him Cech didn’t have the worst of games as he made a good save against Lingard at 2-1 but wasn’t helped by Koscielny and Mustafi.
Laurent Koscielny – 5.7
The Frenchman didn’t have the best time yesterday as he was at fault for a couple of the goals and wasn’t up to his usual standards.
Shkodran Mustafi – 5.3
Surprisingly, Mustafi couldn’t continue his good run of form on Saturday as he didn’t impose himself on the game and saw one of his mistakes lead to a goal. Disappointing.
Nacho Monreal – 6.3
Like his partners, Monreal could have prevented a United goal but other than that played relatively well.
Hector Bellerin – 6.5
A solid performance in which he did well going forward having one of Arsenal’s many shots at goal but wasn’t an outstanding performer in the game.
Aaron Ramsey – 8.3
Ramsey, like most of our attacking players had very good games. He did well off the ball which we saw in our goal as he ran through the United back line undetected and claimed a great assist.
Granit Xhaka – 7.0
An improvement on recent weeks, Xhaka seemed more composed in possession and made very effective tackles but should have put his chance inside the box after Lacazette’s effort was somehow pushed onto the bar.
Sead Kolasinac – 6.3
Another quiet game from the wing back didn’t see him effect proceedings as he had done early on in his Arsenal career.
Mesut Ozil – 8.1
Another great display from Ozil saw him control the game from deep as well as create some good chances. On another day his efforts would’ve been awarded with three points.
Alexis Sanchez – 7.5
A mixed day for Sanchez saw him sparkle with his ball to Ramsey for Lacazette’s goal but somehow couldn’t get a few chances past David de Gea and saw a failed flick lead to United’s third goal.
Alexandre Lacazette – 8.5
A great shift from the Frenchman should’ve been rewarded with more than just the one goal. He was very unlucky to see a shot flicked onto the bar from de Gea but took his chance in the second half very well.
Alex Iwobi – 7.2
Coming on early in the first half Iwobi didn’t disappoint but could have done better with his end product once in dangerous positions.
Danny Welbeck – 7.3
Once on the pitch he made sure he would be remembered as he forced a foul inside the United box but somehow wasn’t awarded a penalty.
Olivier Giroud – N/A
Didn’t do much when on the pitch.