[Player Ratings] Spurs 1-2 Arsenal: Flamini The Hero But Debuchy Struggled
Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Here are ratings from Gooner Mac:
Arsenal booked their place in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 victory over North London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane last night. Here are ratings from Gooner Mac:
Ospina 6.5/10 | Should have given Chambers a clear shout to leave Chadli’s cross as he had it covered but produced an excellent stop to deny Eriksen.
Debuchy 4/10 | Really struggled against Rose all night. Looked well off the pace and failed to cut out Chadli’s cross which led to their goal.
Mertesacker 7/10 | Held the back-four together at times and made a number of clearances and interceptions. Good to have him back.
Chambers 5/10 | Needlessly stuck a leg out to divert Chadli’s cross past Ospina. Looked a little shaky at times too.
Gibbs 7/10 | A solid shift from Gibbs. Given little trouble by Townsend and looked to get forward when he could.
Arteta 5/10 | A real pro but his legs are gone. He just can’t get about the pitch quick enough but showed his professionalism to cope with an early booking.
Flamini 8/10 | The unlikely hero. Opened the scoring with a tap in before winning it with a thunderous volley. Had a great all-round game, too.
Oxlade-Chamberlain 7/10 | A threat when he was on the ball as he was always looking to run at the defence and commit defenders but final ball was lacking at times.
Ramsey 7/10 | Grew in to the game and created some decent goal-scoring chances but his goal drought continues.
Campbell 5/10 | A passenger at times as he struggled to have any influence on the game.
Giroud 6/10 | Did his best to get involved but his hold-up play was lacking – although he was a little isolated at times. Missed a couple of decent chances.
Sanchez 6.5/10 | Made a real difference when he came on as his presence forced Tottenham back at a time when they were on top.
The victory earned us a trip to Sheffield Wednesday in the next round and it lifts the pressure after two disappointing away defeats. Next up is another tricky trip to Leicester this weekend.
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