Swansea City 3-1 Arsenal Player Ratings

Well that was embarrassing wasn’t it. Yet another away day ends in us trudging back to London without any points and what makes it worse is that Swansea were rock bottom in the league. Anyway, here’s how the players got on:

Petr Cech – 5.0

Had a few shaky moments which culminated in that game-changing mistake to give Swansea the lead.

Hector Bellerin – 6.0

Looked more like the Bellerin of the first half of the season and didn’t offer too much to the game yet wasn’t the worst player on the pitch.

Laurent Koscielny – 6.0

Was probably the better out of our centre back pairing but he still didn’t impress too much.

Shkodran Mustafi – 5.0

A surprisingly out of character performance Mustafi saw him really struggle last night. Whether it was misplacing passes or just poorly timed challenges he couldn’t seem to get anything right.

Nacho Monreal – 6.8

He did very well to open the scoring with a nicely-taken goal at the back post and continued to threaten after that. However, his late slip eventually cost us the game as it allowed Sam Clucas to go and score the winner.

Mohamed Elneny – 6.8

Like last week, Elneny was very effective in his holding role. From tracking all the way back to make last-ditch challenges to just being at the right place at the right time, he was very useful.

Aaron Ramsey – 6.5

Making his first start since coming back from injury, Ramsey didn’t look too off the boil. We saw glimpses of his normal self as he made a few darting off-the-ball runs into the box, but he couldn’t quite get a finishing touch. He also made a great block early on to keep the scores level.

Granit Xhaka – 6.0

Not a great day for Xhaka as we saw the more unreliable side of his play. He played a few silly, stray passes and also could have done better to prevent Swansea’s equaliser.

Mesut Ozil – 6.6

Made a lovely assist for Monreal’s goal as well as playing a similar ball in to Mkhitaryan which wasn’t finished late on in what was a frustrating game.

Alex Iwobi – 6.2

Wasn’t able to follow up his run of impressive performances as he was quite error prone and was the obvious choice to come off when needed.

Alexandre Lacazette – 6.2

Tried his best to link play but overall didn’t offer too much.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6.4

Showed some decent signs when he got on but it’s obvious he’s still getting used to his new teammates.

Olivier Giroud – 6.3

Didn’t offer too much in what could have been his last appearance for Arsenal.

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Art de Roche
Hi I’m Art and I’m currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. I support Arsenal and try to get down to the Emirates a few times each season hoping that we can finally win the Premier League again. But hopefully I write a bit more often than Arsenal win Premier Leagues!