Daily Archives: January 20, 2011

Leeds vs Arsenal: Player Ratings.

Van P

At least we move on to the next round of the F.A cup by all means possible, not our strongest starting eleven but calm and normalcy was restored when V.Persie & Fabregas were introduced. Good changes from Wenger and at the right time too.

Szczesny-6.5: Couldn’t do much to keep out a strike from Johnson about 25 yards out. Commentator said if Fabianski was also in goal with him, they wouldn’t keep the shot out. Stayed calm at other times.

Sagna-8: Just when Leeds seemed to be getting a breather. He scores with a wonderful strike to make it 2. His 3rd goal in an arsenal shirt. Nice way to come back from a red card.

Djourou-7: Did well to keep the Leeds strike force quiet most of the time. Good play on air and also on ground. Really starting to cement his place in the first team.

Koscielny-7: Another good night for him as well. Combined well with Djourou when needed. Made some good tackles when needed.

Gibbs-7: Confident play from the english man, started the play that led to the first goal. Confident in both attack and defence.

Song-7.5: Strong in defensive midfield as always, distributed the ball when needed. Unfortunate not to score at the start of the second half. His physicality would definitely come into play when playing Barcelona

Denilson-5.5: Not a spectacular night for him. He was there to complete the string of passes when needed. Quiet during the first half and also major parts of the second half. Really needs to improve his total game.

Nasri-8.5: Man of the Man performance for The Barclays Player of the Month. Calmly slotted the ball in the 4th minute to score his 14th goal of the season. Good game for Temporary Captain Fantastic. Taken off in the 83rd minute.

Bendtner-5: Started out wide& looked lost most times. Wandered into the middle in d 26th minute and missed a ball whipped in by Sagna. Major highlight was the lovely floated ball to RVP to score the 3rd goal.

Arshavin-3: Another abysmal & lazy outing for the little Russian. Lost the ball in his first two touches, missed a strong chance in the 19th minute. Played with zero urgency during the second half.

Chamakh-5: Made Schmeichel make a super save with a strong header in the 10th minute. Came back to defend when needed. Needs to work on how to charge at goal rather than always looking to make a pass back.

SUBSTITUTES:

RVP- 7.5: Came in to score the 3rd goal with a well placed header. Made it look easy. A little reminder why he’s the starting striker.

Fabregas- 7: Had an effect on the game the second he came on. Showed why he’s a world cup winner. Class.

Clichy: Not enough action to rate him.

See you in time for Wigan’s visit to the Ems on Saturday.

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