[Player Ratings] Arsenal 0-0 Boro: Cech Saves The Day As Walcott & Co Fail To Fire

By on October 22, 2016

Arsenal had Petr Cech to thank for earning a point as our attacking players failed to fire during a frustrating 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough at the Emirates this afternoon.

Here are my ratings from the game:

Cech  8.5/10 | Outstanding. Made several excellent saves to keep the visitors out and earn us a point. Easily MOTM.

Bellerin  6/10 | Subdued going forward and gave away a few free kicks. He did make a superb tackle to prevent a goal though.

Mustafi  6/10 | Sloppy pass led to a booking but seemed to take on the role of deep-lying playmaker on occasion due to lack of options in midfield.

Koscielny  7/10 | Pulled off a superb tackle to deny Negredo late on but a slip in the first half almost cost us a goal.

Monreal  6/10 | Another below par performance as he was exposed once again by the pace and power of Traore.

Walcott  5/10 | Failed to continue his excellent goal-scoring run as he was denied space by the visitors. Poor deliveries from out wide too.

Elneny  6/10 | Plenty of energy but lacked the passing range of Cazorla – who we sorely missed today.

Coquelin  6/10 | Neat and tidy and did his job well but is too one dimensional to play with Elneny. We lacked creativity in the middle.

Iwobi  5/10 | Not at his best today. Played some neat one-two’s around the box but failed to penetrate their defence.

Ozil  5/10 | A very disappointing follow-up to his hat-trick display in midweek. A couple of decent passes but not much else form the German. Goal correctly ruled out late on.

Alexis  6.5/10 | Forced Valdes in to a couple of great saves and was easily our most dangerous player going forward.

Subs:

Perez 5.5/10 | Couldn’t have much of an impact

Oxlade-Chamberlain 6/10 | Added a bit of creativity in midfield.

WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAME HERE

The draw took us temporarily top of the table but we’re set to drop to second as Liverpool are easing to a win over West Brom [2-0 at the time of writing]. We were well below our best and were perhaps fortunate to get a point as the players looked tired and lacking ideas. Need to pick things up immediately….

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