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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Player ratings Vs United

By 1970’s Gooner


Couldn’t do much about the two goals. Saved well when called upon to do so. 8


Shouldn’t start again as a full back. And I don’t see him starting as a centre back again either. He should be sold in the summer as part of a general clear out that is badly needed at the club. 2


Was at fault for United’s first goal. His position was in front of the scorer than behind him. He was disoriented after managing to clear a through ball. Other than this he had a good game. 5


Had a decent game but he does lack pace. He was threatened by Wellbeck when he got past him but got back well to clear off the line. He is though very useful when we are defending dead ball situations. We haven’t let as many goals under these situations this season which is a good sign. 6


Our best player on the pitch and I think along with RVP our best player of the season so far. Was influential in our goal by winning the ball in our penalty area and accurately passing it to Rosicky (who then passed it to the Ox) 9


Another indifferent performance from a promising young player. He found it hard to have an  influence the game. His passing was also below par. 4


His worst performance this season. Could not win the ball, tackle or pass accurately. WHY? Improved in the 2nd half but overall he was disappointing. 4


A good performance from Tomas. He is getting near his top form since his long lay offs due to injuries. He was full of running and energy. Why didn’t he start against Swansea? 7


Was quiet. He hardly got beyond his man and really was out of the game. At least he was tracking back most of the time in the first half. In the second he was staying in the more attacking positions. 5

The Ox

What a player he is and what a player he will be! He is at far more advanced stage at this age than Walcott was. He is a far more complete player than Theo. He runs at the defenders, his crosses are far more accurate and he generally plays without any fear. WRONG SUBSTITUTION BY WENGER. 9


Did not get any real support at the front. He was failing to win or hold the ball when it was getting pumped up to him when we were under pressure in the 1st half. Missed a sitter but what a goal he produced though. 6

Niko Yennaris

I was impressed by Niko. He did well to come on in such an important game and play against Nani. He was far more effective than Djourou and he put in some decent crosses when we were in the ascendancy. Well done young lad. 7


Go back to Russia. 1


Anonymous said...

Perfect analysis

Anonymous said...

Sounds about right. Rosicky was a doubt for swansea due to illness, so presmably thats why he didnt start that game. Return of wilshere and arteta will give rambo a much needed breather. Cant fault his effort, but not quite ready for such responsibilty week in week out. The ox has to stay in the team now. Arshavin v poor but would still rather fans get behind players during the game. Criticise after by all means, but not during the match.

Anonymous said...

Excellent analysis. I guess we're all praying for changes this summer, especially those that are long overdue. Please, back to 442, like when we went 49 league games unbeaten ! 433 leaves our fullbacks exposed and with only one striker ( RVP ) in the box ! Also, do our 3 midfielders really give our 2 centrebacks enough protection, like they surely should ? Time for another rethink, Arsene, just like in '97 ? That brought us the Double!!
What does everone else think ?

Anonymous said...

Top analysis of the game. I would have given theo a 2 as he was aweful, cant control, cant dribble and cant pass, get rid asap. Ramsey needs rest, song needs competetion. I agree go back to 4-4-2.

Jake_Gooner said...

almost choked on my drink when i read the arshavin rating haha, get him out!!!! liability

Anonymous said...

Just like the truly great Bergkamp, Arshavin is only suited to playing one position - behind the centreforward ! Perhaps, then, if Arsene had chosen Arshavin to replace Ramsey instead of the excellant Ox, things might just have turned out a little bit better.