Arsenal fail to take advantage: The Player Ratings
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Szczesny (6): Had nothing to do the entire game. Could not do much about the goal.
Djourou (6.5):Did OK. Put in a few good tackles, but we still need Sagna back ASAP.
Kos/Mertesacker (8):The pair performed admirably. Granted they didn’t see the ball a lot, but the few balls they were faced with, they handle properly.
Vermaelen (8): Another good game. Did all we could expect, bar score a goal which isn’t his duty really.
Alex Billong (7): He put in a fairly good performance, can do way better though. He’s a professional and should cut out such rash challenges.
Benayoun (6.5): First 20mins, he was everywhere, but he faded as the game wore on. Nice through pass to Gervinho for the goal
Arteta (8): Went about his job quietly as usual. He was everywhere and put in a good shift.
Rosicky (7.5): Started amazingly for the first half hour, and went down one gear for the rest of the game. Probed for an opening and could have got an assist.
Gervinho (7.5): He was frustrating and brilliant at the same time. The talent is there for all to see, his delivery/execution is appalling though. Well taken goal.
RvP (7):The record was evidently on his mind, as he made some unusual decisions. He squandered some chances he would normally score. The few chances he put on goal, he met an inspired goalkeeper.
Ramsey (6): Came on for Alex Billong and rightly so. But he did not add much to the game. Could have had an assist.
Chamakh (4): Came on, almost gave RVP a concussion and bled through his head.
Arshavin (6): Showed some signs of improvement. Got into some nice positions but his decision making had the mark of a player short on confidence.
Wolves at home and we still fail to take advantage of slip-ups by City, L’pool and Chelsea. That’s sad, really.
Van Persie did not fire on all cylinders today and we struggled to get a goal.
If this does not convince Wenger that we need another striker, a potent one, I do not know what will.
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