Player Ratings: Leeds 1 – 3 Arsenal

This was yet another fine performance from Arsenal. A high tempo start, early goal, possession play and killing off the game when required.

The defending was quite good. At times Gibbs was caught out but others covered up well for him.

In the middle we passed the ball around well with pace and precision. The pressing and movement was also good.

Upfront, the goals that were scored were all brilliant, but still we need to be more clinical and convert what we create.

Coming to player ratings:

Szczesny (6.5): Didn’t have much to do, it was a stunning shot that led to the goal. Did well when called upon.

Sagna (8): Top class performance. Our right side was rock solid. Scored an awesome goal and provided good support in attack on the right.

Djourou (7.5): No mistakes today. A solid and disciplined performance. Aerially dominant as well.

Koscielny (7.5): Same as Djourou. Good solid defending. Was again quick to close down the Leeds players. He certainly plays well when around Djourou.

Gibbs (6.5): A decent performance. Good going forward but still needs improvement at the back. Made some good interceptions  though.

Song (7): Good work rate, good distribution of the ball and great in breaking down the Leeds play.

Denilson (6.5): Kept it simple and passed the ball around well. No ‘Denilson’ mistakes today. Some of his touches were quite good at times.

Nasri (8.5): Man of the match for me. He gave us a brilliant start and really carried the team well in the first half. His movement was good and opened up Leeds very easily. Cool finish on the first goal too.

Arshavin (5.5): He started brightly but then again lost his touch. Missed a simple tap in the first half and his shots on goal were way over at times.

Chamakh (6.5): Linked up play nicely, good work rate but again should have scored a goal.

Bendtner (6.5): His first touch was poor, missed a simple tap in and was anonymous at times. However, improved as the game progressed and delivered an inch perfect cross for Van Persie to score the third goal. Besides this made a couple of good runs and helped in defending.


Fabregas (7) and Van Persie (7) were great when they came on. They increased the tempo of our game and made things happen. Fabregas started the move that led to our third goal that Van Persie scored. Clichy (no rating) had little time to make an impact.

9 Responses to Player Ratings: Leeds 1 – 3 Arsenal

  1. Steve1 says:

    Chamakh still needs much time to be in a superb! Perhaps by the next season he wanna be like other strikes!

  2. emeka says:

    I’m sort of not too comfortable with the strike-force and somehow,i feel we need more a clinical finisher than we need a CB.What would you make of a team that creates a dozen of chances every match,but barely converts at nearly extream circumstances 1 or 2? I’m at lost as to what has happend to Ashavin. Bendtner is totally out of it, and Charmak has room for improvement. but we need a top striker right now.

    • kharadonha says:

      If Wenger wants to win trophies and please Arsenal Supporters then he has to drop the likes of Arshavin, Bendtner as they are not perfoming and what I hate is that they don’t show dissapointment when they loose balls that weren’t supposed to. I asked Wenger to do excatly what other managers are doing, leave the player on the bench when there are no signs of improvement. they are getting paid big buck every week and they don’t complain about their salaries why can’t they do the same when they are wearing Arsenal Shirt. Please show us some respect and protect the Arsenal image or else go some where else.

      • jasper says:

        dropping players is not the solution. they need to play to find their form and the players also need to be rotated to prevent fatigue and injuries. don’t forget that we still have a lot of games to go and its no use playing our best players every game making them run out of steam towards the closing stages of the season where we usually tail off

  3. baba fela says:

    that was a gud performances by d arsenal players, chamakh wil get back 2 his best.

  4. ferb says:

    Alex song should have been 9.0 he never switched off he was our link between attack & defence, also kos6 & dj played very well on d night. The first goal was a foul on arshavin that the ref did not blow at.

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  6. Domhuaille says:

    To those who say we can’t finish, I say that we have scored the most goals in the EPL so far AND with RVP,Walcott, Nasri and Cesc playing like they currently are, we will finish the season as the highest scoring team once again.
    If Arshavin,Bendtner and Vela ever get their collective acts together and start scoring as well, we’ll be winning games by the basketfull!

  7. Player Ratings: Leeds 1 – 3 Arsenal « redgunners…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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