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[Player Ratings] Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal: Giroud Seals It But Szczesny The Hero

Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday thanks to goals from Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud. Here are player ratings from the game.

Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal maintained their excellent away record to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday thanks to goals from Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud.

Here are my Arsenal player ratings:

Szczesny 8.5/10

The Pole was in excellent form, making a crucial double save to deny Palace with the score still at 1-0. If either of those shots went in, I doubt we end up winning the game. MOTM.

Sagna  8/10

Another excellent display from the experienced Frenchman. He was Arsenal’s best defender and held things together with some no-nonsense defending. Should have got an assist for a superb cross for Giroud but the striker put his header wide from close range.

Mertesacker 7/10

Assured display from Per. He didn’t really put a foot wrong and used his experience to keep Palace at bay.

Koscielny 7/10

Like his central defensive partner, Koscielny was calm at the back and did his bit to prevent the hosts from scoring.

Gibbs 7/10

Didn’t get forward as much as I would have liked but was disciplined when we went down to 10-men and stuck to his job well.

Arteta 6/10

Slotted home his penalty well but while he was unlucky to be sent off, I think he was asking for trouble by putting his hands on Chamakh.

Flamini N/A

Off early with a groin injury. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious.

Ramsey 8/10

Another excellent all-round display from the Welshman capped off with a beautiful assist for Giroud’s goal.

Cazorla 6/10

Not at his best today. Was pretty quiet before being subbed.

Ozil 7/10

The German was fairly quiet until we went down to 10-men when his ability to keep hold of the ball under pressure became vital. He wasn’t at his best in front of goal, with a few passes going astray, but still a decent outing in a very difficult away game.

Giroud 7/10

Missed a sitter before sealing the win with a fine header. A mix bag from the Frenchman in terms of all-round play though. He worked hard but his hold-up play wasn’t what it usually is.


Gnabry 7.5/10 – Very good outing from the youngster. His positive play won the important penalty and he was always showing for the ball.

Wilshere 6/10 – On the help see the game out after Arteta went off.

Monreal 7/10 – Positive impact from the Spaniard as he looked dangerous from the left wing.

Watch the goals from the game here

Another three points in the bag and with Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United also winning today, it was vital we didn’t relinquish our lead at the top.

What were your player ratings from the game? Share them below.



  1. pvzulu

    October 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Nothing much to say just saying thanks to the team it was realy a vital win 3points in our bag for sure and we should now rest our key players for the game against liverpoo.

  2. adetunji mohammed

    October 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Its time for another premier league loss shock to befall Arsenal nxt wk when the deadliest strike partnership in england, SAS comes visiting The Emirates… All these overhyped ratings of arsenal players with 8/10 will come down to 3 or 4/10 after the Liverpool match… SAS is the deadliest.. Koscielny and Mertesacker can’t stop SAS… Ask aston villa?

    • Salawu Akeem Adebayo

      October 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      It’s left to you.

    • gaddaf

      October 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

      mohammed u ota ya brains brother….#deadliest strike partnershp???..LMFAO..i would put my house on bet for you if liverpool wins u get my crib and if arsenal win you jus go collect a stone and give t to me.


  3. Ng'etich Peter Kiptanui

    October 26, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Haters Will Never Stop Talking, My Player Ratings Are More Or Less The Same As Those Given, What Will Be Mostly Needed Is Attacking Force And That Will See Off Our Guests Come Saturday

  4. Gooner Thawe

    October 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Mohammad,don’t be that naughty. I know you are not an Arsenal fan but don’t 4get that same SAS failed to score aganst SO’TON @ anfield. Now ths time they are coming to Emirates and Liverpool are never worrying to gooners. Watch us beat them nxt week and heart attach squeeze you coz it wil be against yo wish & dream. Take ths man, Arsenal are leaders till Christmas.


    October 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm


  6. Gee

    October 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    SAS my foot.gun dem down u gooners

  7. Beaveraldinho

    October 27, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Too bad the only good player in the SAS will be at Arsenal this time next season 😉

  8. shina

    October 27, 2013 at 10:21 am

    utterly rubbish, is Aston villa Arsenal? just wait until then.

  9. kibbalya

    October 27, 2013 at 11:39 am


    Can you let the ball do the talking than thumping your chest.I remain a gunner faithfull.

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