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[PLAYER RATINGS]- Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

The match ended 1-1 if you missed it. Here are the ratings for the Arsenal players:

Szczesny (boy his name is a bane to bloggers)- Did everything right. Could do nothing about the penalty. Spilled a shot from a Suarez shot but nothing came of it . 7

Eboue– Went forward many a times and always provided a channel to attack from. Got conned by that cheat Lucas and gave the penalty away. Maybe he shouldnt have hustled him so much.( reminds me a about the Toure- Babel incident in the UCl quarter finals) . 3

Djourou– Didnt do anything wrong on his comeback. Glad to see him back. Did have a few mix ups with Kosher . 7

Kosher-Same as DJ apart from the comeback. Hit the bar from a great effort (header) from a corner.7

Clichy– defensively was brilliant. Gave good support to Nasri as well . 7.5

Diaby– No penetration from the lanky midfielder though was good on the ball in tight situations. Subbed off for Song. 6

Wilshere– A rare off day for the talented Englishman today. 5

Cesc– Got the penalty. Mixed performance with some great passes and some frustrating ones. 6.5

Nasri– Great in possession but lacked that edged at times. Great pass to pick out Rvp would be the highlight of his game. 6.5

Walcott– Should have done better playing against a rookie in Robinson (promising talent). Gave some great crosses in the first period and was looking menacing but faded away. Subbed for Arshavin.5

RVP– Great penalty as you expect from the Dutchman. Mixed game for him as well .Missed an opportunity to put Arsenal ahead went put through by Nasri. 7


Nikko– Didn’t offer much to the game. Still wonder why he was playing wide and rvp central when clearly he is the larger and the better one at converting crosses. 5

Arshavin– Tried but to no avail .( Surprisingly won the ball back for us a number of times and quite admirably.) 5

Song– Panicked too much in the end to give away the free kick but this is a 6 yr old problem with most of our players. N/A

Watch video highlights from the game here.

Submitted by The Armoury



  1. Bradman

    April 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Scezney did nothing wrong
    Are you sure?
    His miskick out of hands that went no more than 30yards gave Liverpool the ball that led to the free kick that led to the penalty

  2. DKD

    April 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    MR Bradman it is clear to me u didnt watch the game .the incident i am referring to did not happen at the end of the game . Please scrutinize the replay thoroughly before giving such comments,
    have a good day .

  3. 172

    April 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Eboue 3.
    Insanely harsh, you contradict yourself by stating the clear fact it was a soft pen, and lucas knew what he was doing.

    The man had a fine fine game today and dosnt deserve to be made into the scape goat imo.

    Wenger needs to start playing chamakh alongside RVP.
    Van persie is world class but the formation dosnt work, he needs support.

    • Davi

      April 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Agree on eboue, and that rvp looks like he needs a bit of help in the middle. He often drifts and makes moves that would make chances for a strike partner, who doesn’t exist in this formation.

    • Chumber

      April 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      mate i’ve been sayin about chamakh and rvp for ages. personally a big fan of the 4-5-1 or whatever u want to call it but someone’s got to be sacrificed, we have a good target man to compliment robins raw technique and we’re just not using him. don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes though… plus Theo’s surely gotta play in the middle soon! also agree on Eboue, great game. any time during the 90 and i dont think it wouldve been given. but hey, that’s the game we love. sorry to rant, was surprised to see someone on this page talking sense.

  4. Bradman

    April 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I was there and there every game thank you very much
    He is the long term answer but his miskick led to the penalty no getting away from it my friend
    They shot from the kick off he made the save and then Miskicked and let to them having possession
    Watch again

  5. Mike

    April 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Where does bradman refer to the incident you mention? I think the point he was objecting to was you claiming that Szczesney did everything right when he clearly made an error with his distribution that lead to the Liverpool goal.

  6. Mike

    April 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Also Eboue was our best player apart from the penalty.

  7. Bradman

    April 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Will continue to be there every game
    Love em till I die
    Opinions from all of us actually mean nothing
    Up the arse

  8. Jimbo

    April 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Eboue was not the best player…he was a threat in attack but he got severely exposed when liverpool went forward everything was on the left side for liverpool our defensive left because eboue left big holes…it was a pretty stupid mistake why even go close to him…Major bummer! I’ll tell you one thing being a gunners fan is about as exciting as it gets! never a dull moment

  9. PaulK

    April 18, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I thought Diaby & Walcott deserve higher grades. They often drove forward & placed significant pressure on Liverpool’s defense. We need a strong, tall physical presence in the middle and Diaby did that. Walcott injected some needed pace and urgency, however he still seems a bit tentative since he’s just coming back from injury.

    The team was v unlucky not to win. We were clearly the better team. IMHO there have been a lot of unlucky losses this year.

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