[Player Ratings] Arsenal 0-2 West Ham: Cech Has Debut To Forget For Sloppy Gunners
Arsenal slumped to a 2-0 defeat to West Ham at the Emirates with summer signing Petr Cech enduring a debut to forget. Here are my ratings from the game:
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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