David Ospina – 6.3
Was unlucky to face two penalties and was only really at fault for one goal, also made quite a few saves but ultimately not enough.
Mathieu Debuchy – 6.4
Seemed to be urgent in getting forward but let himself down late on when he conceded our second penalty of the game.
Per Mertesacker – 5.6
Everything you’d expect from Mertesacker playing in a two-man pairing pretty much happened but did manage did grab a goal.
Rob Holding – 5.2
A massive off day from Holding as he was outplayed by Ben Brereton but he should be able to bounce back.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 6.2
Didn’t have a great game but got forward well at times and managed to get a few crosses into the box.
Mohamed Elneny – 5.7
Didn’t offer too much in midfield and slowed our play down quite a bit.
Joe Willock – 6.0
Showed some decent flashes but was overrun by his opposition midfielders.
Theo Walcott – 5.8
Did well with his set piece for Mertesacker’s goal but overall didn’t play that well.
Alex Iwobi – 5.7
Like many others, Iwobi didn’t impress during the game but his forward pass for Welbeck ended up in a goal.
Reiss Nelson – 6.4
Was a bright spark in a disappointing game and shouldn’t be discouraged by the result.
Danny Welbeck – 6.3
Did well to stay alert and score late on but didn’t do too much other than that.
Chuba Akpom – 6.3
Had a massive chance once on the pitch but couldn’t tuck away as the Forest keeper managed to get fingertips to his chipped effort.
Eddie Nketiah – 6.4
Looked decent when he came on and got a good shot off at goal but didn’t have much time to make an impact.