Van Persie with Another Double : Arsenal vs Dortmund Player Ratings

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.

Jenkinson 7
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.

Vermaelen 7
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

Just like Vermaelen, rarely had much defensive work to do as the threat of one frontman was easily nullified

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.

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

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.

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.

Should have done better with the chances provided in both halves. He defended superbly well which is good to see.

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 Persie8.5
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.



Gave away the ball that led to Dortmund’s goal even though he was played into trouble by Song.


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.


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Posted on November 23, 2011, in Match Ratings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. jenkinson was not playing…..

  2. Sorry for the Error. It Was Koscielny not Jenkinson

  3. Jeki ddnt play

  4. What a game,what a strike Rvp and vantastic communication with defendar for arsanal GUNNERS GO…….

  5. Where did u see Jerkinson?

  6. salihu abduljali

    jekinson did not play y do u guy asses him,nice performance frm arsenal,rvp u too much.up gunners……………

  7. we dont have jekinson but koscieny

  8. Nice one keep it up……..

  9. I think you need to watch the match again to know the players that playd the match,,,,wel done for the ranking but to be sincere anytime van goes down am always in fair dont know what whould have happen without him.God bless van persie

  10. Song has become a super midfielder.. Superb in Defence and creative when going forward..Van Persie is simply on fire!!! Djourou and Song are to blame for the goal we conceded tho.. Anyways we qualified and are guaranteed top spot.. So we can expect to rest Rvp for the game .. I would love to see the young boys fielded for that match 😀 .. #COYG!!! Congrats to all gooners and L8r Y’all 🙂

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