QPR 0 v Arsenal 1: allArsenal player ratings

| May 5, 2013 | 8 Comments

Match Report  – Player Ratings – Infographic

A nervy victory for the Gunners as they climb to third again. Here are Arsenal’s player ratings.

Player Ratings:


Wojciech Szczesny | 7.5: Saved a very dangerous shot from Remy with seven minutes to go and denied Townsend on one occasion. Overall had a strong match but wasn’t very safe on the corners, though.


Bacary Sagna | 6.5: His defending was much better than last week. However, if his crosses were fighting vampires, we would live in a world of Dracula – they were as wasteful as they can be.


Per Mertesacker | 7.5: Cleared everything in front of our goal that Koscielny didn’t. Another solid performance.


Laurent Koscielny | 7.5: Cleared everything in front of our goal that Mertesacker didn’t. Hence the clean sheet!


Nacho Monreal | 5.5: Not exactly the best performance as he couldn’t deal with Townsend. Had a couple of promising runs forward but nothing spectacular. Earned himself a yellow card for a cynical foul on Townsend just outside the box.


Mikel Arteta | 8.5: Man of the match by a mile. He was tackling, winning balls in the midfield and fighting like a true captain to prevent the lead he created with a lovely pass to Walcott.


Aaron Ramsey | 7.5: He should have been better in his attacking duties, he was dwelling on the ball again and his passing wasn’t always the best. However, his work-rate and defensive work made him a player worthy of Gooners’ respect as he totally respects the shirt he is wearing.


Tomas Rosicky | 6.5: There are not too many players in our team who could make a delightful direct pass like Rosicky. However, despite he did a decent job today, he was tired and should have been substituted earlier.


Theo Walcott | 7.5: He scored the goal (fastest goal in the League this year) and was unlucky to only hit the post when another opportunity turned up. He wasn’t very dangerous in the second half and our tactics with long balls hoping that Theo would do something against strong QPR defenders didn’t help either.


Santi Cazorla | 7.0: He was much better in the second half and practically our only creative player. Forced Green to make a decent save. What is more important, Cazorla gave his best effort to help defending as well!


Lukas Podolski | 5.0: Participated a bit when we scored the goal. Apart from that, he was mostly invisible and wasteful whenever he received the ball. One of the worst performances this season and it seems that his fitness level aren’t the best. He will have to do much, much better to persuade anyone, never mind Wenger, that he deserves the central forward role more than the No.9 he got when he joined Arsenal.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | 5.5: Didn’t show too much when he replaced Podolski.


Jack Wilshere | N/A: Replaced Cazorla for tactical reasons.


Thomas Vermaelen | N/A: Replaced Rosicky for tactical reasons.

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  • mart

    were you watching the same game? Ramsey had his worst games this year!he was back to his old self playing with no tempo and slowing the game down!!
    rosicky made two or three vital challenges in the second half and most good things came from him!!!
    cazorla had a quite game! buti will agree that Podolsky never got going

  • Pat

    while we rate players like Rambo we will never win anything.
    agree he works hard but has no vision apart from sideways or backwards and slows us down

  • BigErnie

    Shez kept us in it …. I like Ramsey, but don’t think he has the skill or quality we need, maybe better off going to Cardiff. Santi, Pod and Mon were not good today, there was no drive or fight and when we got to the final 3rd of the pitch we were less than useless …… someone please explain why Theo goes down the wing, looks up to see that there is no Red shirt in the box, but still plays a cross in ? …. that does my head in. Another scraped win, we are going to need more from the players or we will be watching Thursday night football ….

  • http://Yahoomail Onyeabor

    What is poldski still wit arsenal, he is a big flop

  • Ogejohns

    Why do you rate cazorla ahead of Rosicky. Rosicky is the only true creative midfielder that we’ve got. Arsenal was able to survive today mostly because of his efforts.

    • Josif

      I already said that I rate Rosicky’s abilities high. However, he looked a bit tired and wasn’t very interested in defending when he lost the ball while Cazorla kept making pressure on opponents’ defenders and created some trouble for Green as well.

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  • Meditation

    Best quote ive seen for ages .Sanga Vampires and crosses. Also the per and cos ratings. Bale was crap today apart from the goal. If winning two awards cant inspire him. Can we really blame arsene for not inspiring some players? Multi millionaires not giving a toss maybe? Anyway great result. Average team performance.Some good individual performances.The team need to step it up.