Arsenal Player Ratings vs Manchester City: Per Shines For Gunners
Arsenal drew 1-1 with champions Man City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Here are player ratings from the game by our resident Arsenal fan ‘Lloyd the Gooner’
Arsenal drew 1-1 with champions Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Here are player ratings from the game by our resident Arsenal fan ‘Lloyd the Gooner’.
Mannone 6. Sorry Vito but that was not good enough. City’s main threat was in the air. He flapped at one corner which lead to the goal and was generally unconvincing. He just doesn’t look athletic enough.
Jenkinson 7. Would have been higher but for some poor distribution under pressure. This boy could develop into a TOP full back though. England would do well to ward off Finland with an early cap.
Gibbs 8. Dynamic throughout. He grows in confidence with every game and has a certain class about him.
Mertesacker 9. Maybe that mark is harsh, did you see a mistake? Will have reminded those old enough of the great Bobby Moore.
Koscielny 7. The goal moves him from a 6 which his general play deserved. But he was playing his first game for a while. Great attitude, a winner.
Arteta 7. Toure occasionally exposed his lack of physique and pace but he fills holes that other don’t.
Cazorla 7. Disappeared for a while in the second half but he was the creative hub as usual this season.
Diaby 7. Not his best game this season. However, Toure was only really an influence for City after Abou left the field.
Ramsey 8. His best game for Arsenal since the he was ‘Stoked’. He will never be quick but he showed that he could play and even dominate at this level. That will surprise some, including me. Prove the doubters wrong Aaron!
Podolski 6. Tried but wasn’t his day. But at least he works hard. He switched off for the City goal but then again the zonal marking did him as much as anything else.
Gervinho 6. His touch was generally off today. He looked up for it though and his pace and power are important elements in the team as a whole.
Giroud – his aerial ability helped at the end.
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