[Player Ratings] Arsenal 0-2 West Ham: Cech Has Debut To Forget For Sloppy Gunners

By on August 9, 2015

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Arsenal slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the Emirates this afternoon with summer signing Petr Cech enduring a debut to forget.

The Czech international was at fault for both goals as strikes from Kouyate and Zarate sealed a deserved three points for the visitors.

Here are my ratings from the game:

Cech   4/10 |  Very disappointing debut. At fault for both goals on a day to forget for the former Chelsea stopper.

Debuchy   6/10 | Was given a few problems by the impressive Payet at times and struggled to have any impression going forwards.

Mertesacker   6.5/10 | Made a superb early interception to deny Sakho a certain goal and was solid in the air.

Koscielny   4.5/10 | A rare off day. Has to share the blame for Kouyate’s goal as he made no attempt to track the midfielders run. Didn’t look himself all afternoon.

Monreal   4.5/10 | Shocking defending allowed Kouyate a free header to open the scoring.

Coquelin   5/10 | Worked hard and put his foot in but his passing was way off today.

Ramsey   5/10 | Another who’s radar seemed to be off. Unfortunate to give away the free-kick which led to the opener.

The Ox  6.5/10 | Almost scored with a stunning volley and was our most dangerous player. However, he sloppily gave away possession on the edge of the area which gifted the Hammers a second goal.

Ozil   5/10 | Failed to take advantage of some promising situations and couldn’t break down a resolute West Ham defence.

Cazorla   5/10 | Switched positions throughout the 90 minutes but nothing seemed to work as he couldn’t get a grip of the game.

Giroud   4/10 |Wasted several decent openings to get on the score-sheet, which only highlights the need for a world class striker.


Walcott   4/10 | Couldn’t have any positive influence on the game.

Sanchez   5/10 |Understandably the Chilean looked a little rusty but he was still a threat after coming on.

This was certainly a shocking start to a new season which promised so much before kick off. The key now is to respond quickly and that means three points are a must away at Crystal Palace next weekend.

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