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Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Civilized Player Ratings

 

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A match in which the two goalkeepers end up as the best performers on the day usually results in a 0-0 draw and this one was no different.

A tired looking Arsenal side failed to move the ball quick enough to break down a resolute Middlesbrough side.

Here’s how I think the players rated:

Petr Cech: 8/10- Made some very good saves that saved us the humiliation and disappointment of defeat. Excellent performance.

Hector Bellerin: 7/10- Felt he had a very good game defensively and played his part going forward…

Shkodran Mustafi: 6/10- Had some shaky moments.

Laurent Koscielny: 6.5/10- I still think he needs a full one week break. Hopefully he will be back to his best against Sunderland.

Nacho Monreal: 6/10- Not hitting the heights he reached last season and opponents tend to prefer attacking from his side rather than Bellerin’s side.

Francis Coquelin: 6.5/10- he played his part well but is certainly lacking in creativity but we already knew that.

Mohammed Elneny: 6/10- has come under unfair fire from fans after a subdued, performance. He is more defensive than attacking to my thinking and should be played in place of Coquelin when required and not along side him.

Ozil: 5/10- After a great midweek performance, how he crashed to such a poor showing can only be due to fatigue. Needs a rest.

Iwobi: 5.5/10- Also had uncharacteristically quiet game.

Walcott: 6.5/10- I felt he was quite lively for most of the game but just couldn’t really make anything happen. Didn’t vanish though.

Sanchez: 6/10- Not good enough and he looks fatigued as well… really needs a rest.

SUBS:

No notable impact from the bench so I won’t even rate them.

Today we face Reading in the EFL cup… Hopefully, we can get back to winning ways ahead of a very important game at the weekend against Sunderland.

COYG…

likely 4-3-3 lineup vs Middlesbrough: Iwobi and Coquelin start

 

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Here’s how i think Arsenal will line up today vs Middlesbrough:

Cech

Bellerin                       Mustafi             Koscielny                 Monreal

Coquelin

Elneny                                         Ozil

Walcott                         Sanchez                                  Iwobi

So that’s really predictable, and i certainly don’t expect any surprises.

I think Monreal will get his place back after losing it to Gibbs in the champions league, and Iwobi of course has to go straight back into the squad.

Iwobi has been a revelation since jining the first team last season, and he is only going to get better.

Really busy preparing for a test today, but i’ll defiitely find time to catch the game.

Enjoy your weekend