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Sunday, September 02, 2012

Player analysis and ratings Vs Liverpool


 
By 1970’s Gooner

Mannone

I like Vito. He is brave, has a massive built which fills the goal and is a good shot stopper. He showed all these qualities today and made good saves late in the game. He needs to improve his approach to the high balls which troubled him today on two occasions. His loan spell at Hull helped him a lot. 7

Jenkinson

I felt that in the first half he along with Mertersacker and Giroud were our weakest links. Young Sterling was having the better of him and also his distribution across the Arsenal back line instead of passing it forward gave the opponents some early possession in unwanted areas. Improved in the second half and looked assured from then on. He seems to stay back when we go forward and I think it is a planned move making sure that we are not exposed when we attack by having both full backs bombing forward as well as two of our three midfielders supporting the attack, as we used to do the season before. Bould’s influence? All I can say is why did we wait so many years to appoint Bouldy to the first team coaching staff? 6

Gibbs

Unlike Jenkinson he has the license to go forward and he is improving with every game. He was caught out of position on occasion but Podolski’s excellent defensive display helped him out masking his weakness in this area. He needs to guide his crosses onto Giroud’s head. More work is needed on the training ground in correcting this. 6

Mertesacker

Looked uneasy against Suarez getting a yellow card when the Liverpool player slipped past him early on. But overall he played well using his experienced head to position himself correctly cutting out the through passes. He does look clumsy though when facing players with a low centre of gravity. 6

Vermaelen

He is a real captain. Strong, decisive and a leader. Got to a lot of high balls from the many corners that Liverpool swung in. Defending balls from dead ball situations is another improvement in Arsenal’s defensive display. Reacted well when Mannone spilled a shot late in the game to get there first and clear away. 7

Diaby

A magnificent display from Arsenal’s best player on the pitch. He was immense, doing everything, winning the ball, going forward, making incisive passes and when needed to slow the game down passing early and simply. He is Arsenal’s best transfer this season and he cost nothing. May he keep out of injury…. 9

Cazorla

He had a brilliant game. Never wasted a pass, kept the ball well and capped a fantastic performance by a goal he richly deserved. He is not like Fabregas, he is a different type of playmaker who uses his skill to make telling passes and more importantly is always looking to score. 8

Podolski

An all round excellent display capped by a beautiful goal he helped create himself. He received the ball from defence passed it to Cazorla and run on to receive the return pass and slot it across Reina in the back of the net. I am impressed though by his defensive abilities. An excellent signing who after this psychologically boosting display will now improve by leaps and bounds. 8

Arteta

Carried his defensive duties with diligence and maturity. Covered back, especially for Gibbs when he went forward. Never put a foot wrong the whole game. 8

The Ox

He is a far better player than Walcott. Wenger should have let Walcott go as this boy has the lot. Dribbling, tackling, tracking back. Above all he is a fighter. His presence offers a much better balance to the Arsenal shape than Walcott who is better than the Ox only in the speeds stakes. And that is not good enough. 7

Giroud

He lacks pace. He is obviously a box player and a good header of the ball. So Wenger needs to get the rest of the Arsenal players to play up to his strenths. Missed another sitter today (he should have passed it to Gibbs who was in a far better position to score). Once he gets that goal however he will improve. 5



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Diaby was world class today! Hope he can stay fit all season gunner4life

Anonymous said...

NEVER EVER DO PLAYER RATINGS AGAIN. WHAT DIABOLICAL RUBBISH DID YOU JUST POST

Anonymous said...

Three 6's and a 7 for a defence that kept its 3rd clean sheet in a row?

Anonymous said...

ur shit no idea about football

Anonymous said...

Don't give up the day job mate.

Anonymous said...

Listen Simon Cowell, get back to judging XFactor!!

Anonymous said...

Welldone Diaby just keep it up ok! Gunners 4 life

Anonymous said...

5ne performance 4rm diaby.gunners 4life

Clive said...

Giroud made some good runs and worked hard...deserves more than a 5 and apart from Per and Jenks giving the ball away early they played very good games. Gibbs is looking like a good left back - think he is going to be very good

Anonymous said...

Giroud missed 'a sitter' as you call it, but then you say he should have passed it?!?! How much better a position could Podolski have been in for Giroud to pass when he had a sitter to score?!?!

Anonymous said...

Giroud might not be lightning but he's strong in the air and very intelligent with his runs. His movement was good throughout, the way he dragged Skrtel wide to make space for Cazorla to set up Poldi for the opener was excellent

Anonymous said...

Anyone can have his opinion. Your criticism is irrelevent. I don't agree with everythink but it is nice to hear how other poeple see the game and players

Anonymous said...

terrible analysis, were you actually watching the match?

Anonymous said...

Wish diaby will continue like this for the season,the we gonna have a diabolistic in the mid field

Anonymous said...

What a load of rubbish you couldn't have watched the game Giroud ran and ran and scrapped for everything
without any help and you give him a 5 your a joke

Anonymous said...

Terrible post. Your one of the sites who always slags off Diaby and your constantly berating wenger for not signing anyone, yet now your saying diaby is the new signing we need?! Idiot. And it was gibbs he could passed to. Did u watch the game?

Beardy said...

Not a great analysis, in my opinion. Yes Diaby played well, but he also bottled several tackles which is worrying if it continues. Ox didn't have a great game. Giroud, his glaring miss aside, worked hard. The defence all played well apart from some poor passing by certain individuals. A very solid team performance - well done Arsenal.

Anonymous said...

giroud made some good runs and he creates space for others once he gets on the score sheet hell bang them in for fun give him time

Anonymous said...

cazorla well what can i say pure class

Anonymous said...

don't normally leaves comments but these other commenters saying 'giroud had a good game' are really annoying me. he did not work hard, he looked lazy and almost like he did not want to be out there. he only put in effort when he felt he had to, i dont blame gibbs for going bunta at him, i felt like doing that all game

Anonymous said...

i dont blame giroud for d miss bcos he was under pressure but totally d team played well apart from late subs i think every body diserved 7 points and above

Anonymous said...

Whole team immense today, mertesacker + jenkinson dodgy to start with but improved, giroud I think just needs time/ confidence but what an impression bouldy has made!! Gooner4life

Anonymous said...

I just hope the defence can shut out one Dm and his accomplice. That will really be wonderful especially if the gunners win as well. With this defence I am more confident playing red faced.

Anonymous said...

Diaby had a good game and hopefully he wil maintain his consistency.The defence will come from under pressure from the big teams.
RVP scored a hat trick. I doubt when he plays Arsenal he will be afforded the time and space.I just hope Bould can devise a system to stifle the likes of all the top forwards.
If he is 50% successful,Arsenal could finally be on the way.

MANNIX said...

Am glad Diaby played well today but I doubt if he will maintain this class till the end of the c'son? What if this will be his c'son & claim to quit next c'son jst like Nasri, RvP n Song?

Anonymous said...

Worst ratings ever I know has a opinion but I completely disagree with it

Real goon said...

Not such a bad analysis as many sour people say. Jenkinson played better than rated and Gibbs was below a 6. Good game though, let's hope for some more good stuff from our midfield.

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