Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace – Player Ratings

Arsenal dismantled a poor Crystal Palace side with some scintillating attacking football at the Emirates earlier today. The Gunners ran out 4-1 winners to ease the pressure on under fire boss Arsene Wenger. Let’s see how the players rated …

Arsenal 

Cech 7

Rarely troubled for the most part, and had no chance for the goal.

Bellerín 7

Got forward well, and covered a huge amount of ground on the right-flank.

Koscielny 7

Solid defensively and bundled home his sides third goal.

Mustafi 8

Did not back down from the battle with Benteke, and made one crucial far post clearance early doors.

Monreal 9

Well that was eventful. In the 32 minutes before the Spaniard went off injured he managed to open the scoring, and then lay on two assists.

Wilshere 9 ( MOTM )

Really good, passed and moved brilliantly all day.

El Neny 7

Did alot of the dirty work that allowed his sides more talented players to flourish.

Xhaka 7

Brilliant whipped corner for the opener and passed well.

Özil 8

Sometimes you just have to admire how effortlessly brilliant the German is on the ball. Sublime flicked assist for Lacazette’s goal.

Lacazette 7

Movement was sharp all day, and got his name on the scoresheet for the first time in 10 games.

Iwobi 8

Excellent, constantly looking for the ball and finished his goal well.

Substitutes

Kolasinac N/A

No impact.

Nelson 7

A couple of tidy touches after his introduction.

Maitland-Niles 7

Continues to impress in both attack and defence.

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Crystal Palace 

Hennessey 4

Doesn’t look good enough for this level at all. Should have done a lot better for Lacazette’s goal.

Fosu-Mensah 4

Has talent, but his lack of composure caused his own side problems too often.

Kelly 3

I have no idea how this fella is a Premier League footballer.

Tomkins 5

Ran ragged by Arsenal’s vibrant attack.

van Aanholt 5

Decent in flashes going forward, but suspect defensively, which is the story of his career really.

McArthur 3

Shocking. Lost Monreal twice from corners that lead directly to goals.

Cabaye 5

A shadow of the player who was so good for Newcastle a few seasons ago.

Milivojevic 5

Decent finish for his sides consolation, but was chasing shadows in the centre of the park for most of the day.

Zaha 5

Palace’s best player, just couldn’t get into the game today.

Sako 4

Will seriously need to up his game if he wants to earn a new contract at Selhurst Park.

Benteke 4

Lost too many duels with Mustafi. Another player who looks no where near the levels he was capable of producing in the past.

Substitutes

Riedewald N/A

No impact.

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