Player Ratings Arsenal v Crystal Palace
By Matt Sadler
January 11 2020
Arsenal were good for the first 25 minutes but only created 1 chance,which we took well. Palace grew into the game and the Gunners didn't really have a response.
They equalised via a deflection, Aubameyang was sent off and we were hanging on a bit at times, with Sokratis making a great clearance off the line, but also could've won it ourselves late on.
First properly poor display of the Arteta era I think, but under the circumstances we'll take the point.
We conceded a lot of stupid fouls, but I counted five fouls from Ayew in the first half alone. I'm amazed he wasn't booked.
Leno - 6. Not much to do but unfortunate with the deflection.
Maitland-Niles - 6. Didn't offer much in an attacking sense but defensively did well.
Sokratis - 6. Was okay. Excellent clearance off the line.
Luiz - 6. Again okay but thought he long passing was poor at times.
Kolasinac - 6. First half he was very good but didn't see much from him after that.
Torreira - 6. Good first half. Big loss if he is out for a while.
Xhaka - 6. Thought he was okay again.
Pepe - 5. Put in a good corner for Luiz and hit the post late on, otherwise poor. Decision making lets him down.
Ozil - 5. Started off well but faded as Palace grew into the game and was ineffective thereafter.
Aubameyang - 5. Took his goal well but sent off for an idiotic challenge and will now miss 3 games.
Lacazette - 6. Didn't do a great deal aside from his very good assist, but worked his socks off when we went down to 10. Should've scored.
Guendouzi - 6. Lively and defended his box well.
Martinelli - 6. Again lively. Should've scored from his good work.
Nelson - N/A. Not on long.