Player Ratings – Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal

Player Ratings – Crystal Palace

Alex McCarthy (6/10) – Made some very good saves on his home debut.

Joel Ward (5/10) – Lost the ball a couple of times. Scored a very good goal. Defended poorly.

Scott Dann (6/10) – Made some crucial interceptions. Those around him didn’t defend too well.

Damien Delaney (5/10) – Scored Arsenal’s second goal following

Papa Souare (6/10) – Made some good runs forward, did ok in defence.

Wilfried Zaha (6/10) – OFF 75. Caused problems for Bellerin and Monreal in the first half. Wasn’t as effective in the second half.

Yohan Cabaye (6/10) – Composed on the ball throughout the match. Could have offered more going forward.

James McArthur (7/10) – OFF 79. Very good performance. Helped out in defence and drove the team forward.

Jason Puncheon (6/10) – Worked hard in central midfield

Yannick Bolasie (7/10) – OFF at half time. Surprised he came off, causing trouble with his pace and skill.

Connor Wickham (6/10) – Held up the ball well at times, hit the post in the second half.


Jordan Mutch (5/10) – ON at half time. Ball hit him on the head in final few minutes, could have scored.

Chung Yung Lee (6/10) – ON 75. Should have taken a shot on his left foot in final few minutes.

Patrick Bamford (5/10) – ON 79. Didn’t really have an impact when he came on.

Player Ratings – Arsenal

Petr Cech (6/10) – Made some solid saves at times but did look a bit nervy a couple of times.

Hector Bellerin (6/10) – Didn’t have great joy going forward. Defended well at times.

Per Mertesacker (6/10) – Did well in defence.

Laurent Koscielny (7/10) – Rarely troubled in defence. Good performance.

Nacho Monreal (6/10) – Wasn’t too impressed. Zaha and Bolasie caused him issues, better going forward than defending.

Francis Coquelin (5/10) – OFF 63. Should have been sent off in the first half, lucky to get away with second challenge. Awful challenge in the second half gone un-punished despite being on a yellow card, minutes later Wenger replaces him.

Santi Cazorla (8/10) – Very good in midfield. Worked hard in defence and attack.

Alexis Sanchez (7/10) – OFF 75. Header forced the own goal from Delaney. Lively performance.

Mesut Ozil (6/10) – OFF 82. Assist for Giroud’s goal, couple of good passes but quiet performance. Didn’t pick up Ward leading to Crystal Palace’ goal.

Aaron Ramsey (5/10) – Second weekend running he’s gone a bit missing. Poor performance, had a couple of good chances to score but didn’t take them.

Olivier Giroud (6/10) – Scored his first goal in over 600 Premier League minutes. Once he scored he went quiet.


Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (6/10) – ON 63. Offered some energy on the wing. Good pace and skill.

Mikel Arteta (5/10) – ON 75. Wasn’t that great in midfield.

Kieran Gibbs (N/A) – ON 82. Little time to make impact.


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