FC Cologne – Arsenal: Player Ratings

Szczensy (6): went about his job pretty efficiently. Almost fumbled a shot in the 1st half, his positioning could have been better for the own-goal.

Jenkinson (6): asides an unfortunate own goal, he had a great first half. He was full of energy and combined well with Walcott a times.

Vermaelen/Koscielny (6.5): Each time Cologne players were around the Arsenal box, the pair showed good composure to counter any threat.

Gibbs (5): He was great going forward, but was caught off guard a lot of times. He really needs to work on his tracking back.

Song (5.5): Quiet game from the Cameroonian…nothing special.

Ramsey (7): Lively game from the Welshman. He made some great passes and had a few pops at goal. Good performance.

Wilshere (8): Top performance from Jack again. Wonderful through ball for the first goal. He was in charge of the game for the entire duration he lasted.

Walcott (7): Theo was lively down the right. Kept finding space behind his marker. His delivery could have been better though.

Chamakh (4): Another poor performance. He really needs to get his acts together before the season starts, else we are in trouble.

Gervinho (9): 16 minutes, 2 well taken goals. The first a wonderful lob, followed by a quality finish for the second. He showed great awareness and positioning. He already looks the part. Went off after 24 minutes.

Miyaichi (6): Came on for Gervinho after 24 minutes…showed some moments of brilliance. He’s definitely one for the future.

Mannone (6): went about his job efficiently.

Squillaci/Djourou (5): They looked off the pace and gave the Cologne strikers too much time on the ball. They really need to improve.

Sagna (6): Made some good runs down the right, albeit with little end product.

Frimpong (6): Good to see him back in the team. Made a couple of good interceptions, needs to work in his passing.

Nasri (5): Very quiet game, contributed very little.

Arshavin (6.5): Arsha was in the mood. He was tackling, passing, shooting. He even tracked back a few times. Encouraging performance.

Rosicky (6): He has stepped up his game all pre-season. He was involved in virtually all our moves in the 2nd half. Let’s hope he can play a similar part when the season starts.

RVP (6): A few flicks here and there, nothing productive really…maybe it’s because the game was just a friendly.

Henderson (5.5): Came on for Gibbs and did not do badly…went off through injury. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious.

There you have it! A win in the bag as we conclude the first phase of pre-season.

Do you agree with these ratings? Please let us know what you think.



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Posted on July 23, 2011, in Match Ratings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. FoolishgooNer

    No mate. Can’t sugar code this. Gibbs is not ready to defend! What good does it do for him to go forward? Ramsey was not all that good today. Chamach, SQuillaci, Jenkinson, should be good bench players and mostly for none EPL matches. Vela can play, Miyachi, Gervinho and Frimpong will be real additions to the first team. TV should play LB and we should bring in another starting CD preferably a player with EpL experience. Media/peoe suggest Cahil or Samba not only will they boost morale of the entire team they will create competition. Will that one player improve our defense? It will take the whole team to improve our defense.

  2. I suggest we take vertonghen as our new CB/ LB

  3. Pretty accurate ratings except Koscielny. He was poor and will be a weak link. We MUST buy a new partner for Vermaelen.

  4. Only comment I can make is for Gibbs. He obviously isn’t so good playing from behind. I suggest he be used more frequently as an AML

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