Match review and player ratings. Arsenal vs Man Utd by Neil S
Arsenal entered the game knowing that a win was massive. A draw would leave most Gooners unhappy and a loss may cause a riot.
Arsenal started the game brilliantly. Walcott shocked everyone by scoring a goal before anyone noticed the game hasd started! Looking like the best side on the planet for half an hour. I was stunned by how good we actually were.
However, Sagna lost the plot and gifted United a goal. Firstly, his terrible pass to Judas and to add to that his amateur challenge on Judas.
It was so bad I never want to see him again in our colours. I feel that bad about this. His passing was shocking after this. He did recover for the last 20 mins…but Utd were happy with the draw.
Sagna wants to leave. Let him go after that.
I also thought Ramsey was excellent. He got tired and I agreed with his substitution. Simply due to the fact that he was exhausted. I was a big critic of Ramsey but he was excellent today. However, he needs to realise a game lasts 90 minutes and not sixty/seventy.
I am not happy with the draw. Especially seeing as Judas scored, but one player for Arsenal stood out today.
Koscielny. It was like watching Tony Adams at his best.
HE WAS FANTASTIC!
Player Ratings: (Starting XI)
Szczesny: Showed he has the bottle. Distribution improved. Well done. 7
Sagna: Whining for a move. Switched off at vital moments. Can’t cross to save his life. Game over for me. 4
Koscielny: Incredible performance. One from the heart. 9.5 (Man of the match)
Mert: Likes to work with Kos. He did quite well. 7
Gibbs: He played to negate the threat of Rafael. Had a good game: 7
Arteta: Not enough for me. He did ok, but in games like tis you need more. 6.5
Ramsey: Sensational first half, but after that he tired and his passing became loose. 7
Walcott: Always running, but went missing whem we needed him. He really needs to start proving himself, despite scoring and making Utd’s defenders busy. 6
Cazorla: Wasted out wide. He really is. I give up. He needs to play centrally. 6
Rosicky: Had a brilliant first 30 mins and faded. Very badly. Age may be the issue: 6
Podolski: We all wanted him to be given the chance. He failed badly. Worrying. 4
Who agrees with these, or do you disagree?