Van Persie with Another Double : Arsenal vs Dortmund Player Ratings
Posted by Escobar
Remember last and upper week when I said I’m going to run out of words for Van Persie, well I have, now I think he needs to take a break or I need to learn Dutch adjectives synonymous with brilliant and on fire. Two goals in the second half won the game for us.
Arsene stuck with the same line up for the first time since January 2010. Below are the player ratings.
Passenger the entire match. Djourou had to come on and ruin the clean sheet for him.
With 3 interceptions, you’d think he was born a right back. Has settled into the role although his presence there limits our attacking play on that wing.
Another solid performance form the Belgian, the defence seems better when he’s there. Claimed the assist for the second goal that all but sealed the win
Mertesacker – 6.5
Just like Vermaelen, rarely had much defensive work to do as the threat of one frontman was easily nullified
Santos – 7
The pace at which the brazilian is endearing himself to the Emirates faithful is lovely to see. He was rarely troubled and at times had more attacking to do than defending.
Song – 9
YES!!! He deserves every mark. An absolute beast in the middle of the park and a Messi-esque run from him to set up the opener for his 5th assist this season. Defensive midfielder you say? Don’t think so
Arteta – 7
Near flawless performance from the Spaniard, he reminds me of Petit-Gilberto, battles hard in the midfield, plays the simple and easy passes and never puts us in trouble.
Ramsey – 7
Not for poor finishing from the likes of Theo & Gervinho, he would have claimed 2 assists on the night. He continues to grow with every match.
Walcott – 6.5
Should have done better with the chances provided in both halves. He defended superbly well which is good to see.
Gervinho – 6
This guy right here, is on course to be the worst finisher in Arsenal’s history. He stammers each time he’s put through and I’ve seen females that finish better. Needs a goal quick.
Van Persie – 8.5
god!!!!!! is the new word I came up with for Van Persie, looked like it was going to be a barren night and from no where Boom!! 2 goals. Owes the first to Song’s brilliant run and the other to Vermaelen’s flick.
Benayoun – 5
Djourou – 3
Gave away the ball that led to Dortmund’s goal even though he was played into trouble by Song.
Diaby – N/A
Another double for RVP and another 3 points that has sealed our qualification to the next round and has probably earned him rest for the last group match. Do have a lovely night.
Follow us on twitter @goonermemoirs
Posted on November 23, 2011, in Match Ratings and tagged Arsenal, Arteta, Gervinho, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Song, Szczesny, Van Persie, Vermaelen, Walcott. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.