[Player Ratings] Arsenal 0-0 Man Utd: Giants Shut Each Other Out In Bore Draw

By on February 12, 2014

Wojciech Szczesny

An uninspiring game at the Emirates ended in a 0-0 draw as Arsenal and Manchester United cancelled each other out on Wednesday night.

Here are the Football-Talk ratings:

Arsenal

Szczesny 8/10

Did well to keep Van Persie out in the first minute and pulled off a stunning one handed save to prevent his former team-mate grabbing a late winner.

Sagna 7/10

Decent shift from the dependable Frenchman and kept the threat of Mata quiet.

Gibbs 7/10

Back in the team after a three-week absence and was impressive in defence and attack.

Mertesacker 7/10

Back to his old self after a rare blip on Saturday. Kept van Persie quiet.

Koscielny 7.5/10

Made a couple of excellent tackles and almost grabbed a goal but his header was cleared off the line.

Wilshere 5/10

Well off the pace. He lost possession on numerous occasions and lost out in the midfield battle.

Arteta 6.5/10

Got away with an early error after losing possession on the edge of his box but recovered well to control the midfield, making an impressive 5 tackles and 6 interceptions.

Rosicky 6/10

Failed to create a lot in the final third but he always puts a shift in for the team.

Cazorla 7/10

Almost got on the score-sheet but saw his two efforts well saved by De Gea.

Ozil 7.5/10

A much-improved display from the German and he was always looking to make things happen.

Giroud 5/10

Missed a great early chance to get on the score-sheet but glanced a header wide. He looked jaded at times and a little off the pace. Clearly in need of a break.

Subs:

Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5/10 – Didn’t really make an impact.

Man Utd

De Gea 7.5/10

Made a couple of great saves to deny Cazorla late on.

Rafeal 6.5/10

Was doing well until he was forced off at half time after landing awkwardly on his head/neck.

Smalling 7/10

Solid display and showed his versatility when he was forced to switch to right back in the second half.

Vidic 8/10

Back to his best form as he kept the hosts at bay with countless clearances and headers. Was lucky not to give away a penalty though for a shove on Giroud.

Evra 6.5/10

Coped reasonably well with the threat of Rosicky and Sagna but could have got himself forward more.

Valencia 6/10

Looked dangerous early on but his threat faded during the second half. Was on hand to head Koscielny’s effort off the line.

Carrick 7/10

Did well to protect the back-four and keep the Gunners attacking threat relatively quiet.

Cleverley 7/10

Like Carrick, Cleverley was unadventurous but did his job to shield the defence and keep it simple.

Mata 6/10

Below par display from the Spaniard. Didn’t really offer much of a threat.

Rooney 7/10

Worked hard for the team in tracking back and helping out in midfield.

Van Persie 6/10

Saw little of the ball and should have opened the scoring in the first minute. Was unlucky not to grab a late winner when Szczesny saved well.

Subs:

Ferdinand – 6.5/10 – Back in the team after a lengthy spell out and slotted in well.

Januzaj – 6/10 – Couldn’t offer any creative spark.

Young – N/A –

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