Arsenal vs Doncaster Rovers Player Ratings

Last night result may not have been as one-sided as we may have liked it to be but we were on the winning side and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. Like last week against Cologne, we saw a lot of rotation in the side and to many Arsenal fans’ joy, saw Jack Wilshere back in the starting 11. It wasn’t just about him last night though and here’s how everyone got on.

David Ospina – 6.5

As expected Ospina didn’t have too much to do last night but made a good save very early on to stop any chance of an upset.

Calum Chambers – 6.6

Like a few others this was Chambers’ first start of the season at The Emirates. In his 45 minute appearance he made a few good interceptions and tackles and looked comfortable on the right of the back three.

My Revenge On Ben Foster

Per Mertesacker – 6.8

For the most part, our captain had a solid game at the back by winning headers but did let Doncaster into our third once, luckily they didn’t take advantage though. He then got a vital block on a shot late on in the game.

Rob Holding – 6.7

Like Mertesacker, Holding had his odd moment but overall had a sound game on to celebrate his 22nd birthday.

Reiss Nelson – 6.9

On his full Arsenal debut the youngster didn’t have the best of days but still did well. He made a couple of errors which I’m sure will help him develop well but also managed to get a couple of decent shots on goal despite playing in the unfamiliar position of right wing back.

Mohamed Elneny – 6.7

As you’d expect Elneny kept the ball moving well in the middle of the park as well as having the odd burst forward, one of which resulting in a cross onto the head of Olivier Giroud who could only guide the header off target.

Jack Wilshere – 7.8

Finally! Jack’s got his first season under his belt and after last week’s cameo against Cologne he continued to impress last night. From finding Giroud with a cute dink before the Frenchman’s overhead cannoned off the crossbar to having a pop from range himself as well as pulling off some slick passing moves, Wilshere did himself no harm with that performance.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 7.2

He may have made a couple of mistakes but he quickly rectified them and overall had a very solid match and is beginning to look very comfortable with the appearances he’s been making.

Theo Walcott – 7.0

He managed to bag his first goal of the season last night which in-turn was our match winner with a nice chip over the Doncaster keeper, however, Walcott could have put the game to bed by burying a few other chances, luckily that didn’t come back to haunt us.

Alexis Sanchez – 7.3

Getting into his rhythm for the season, Sanchez played well yesterday and another moment of brilliance saw him assist Walcott’s goal with a ball over the Doncaster defence.

Olivier Giroud – 6.9

Unfortunately, he’s not notched the 100th goal yet. He tried his hardest last night but Giroud’s century somehow eluded him for yet another game after countless efforts, the most noteworthy being that bicycle kick on the edge of the box, which had it been an inch or two lower, would have been some way to reach that landmark.

Josh Da Silva – 6.8

Coming on at halftime for his first team debut Josh Da Silva put in a very sound performance at the unfamiliar position of centre and was very dependable.

Joe Willock – 6.6

Another player making his first-team debut Joe Willock was solid when he came on.

Alex Iwobi – 7.0

Iwobi was very much involved once on the pitch as he created a couple chances as well as having a pop at goal himself.

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment