Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham: The North London Derby Player Ratings
Arsenal, after a 5-match winning streak in the Premier League, were held to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Sunday by their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane opened the scoring for the visitors, but a second half strike from substitute Kieran Gibbs gave Arsenal a point from this fixture.
Here are the player ratings for both the clubs.
Cech (3): Made a number of saves to keep the home team in the game and could not do much with the goal he let in.
Debuchy (2.5): Crucially broke up play many times down his flank but was not effective up-front.
Koscielny (3): Was generally solid in front of goal but was at fault for not covering Kane for his goal.
Mertesacker (2.5): A nervy game for the big guy as he put his keeper under pressure more than once with a back-pass.
Monreal (2): Was beaten too easily down his flank and needed to provide more cover for the back four.
Coquelin (3): Enjoyed the derby atmosphere as he sat deep in his half to try and cover his back line.
Cazorla (2): Wenger saw enough of his lethargic play in the first half and decided to sub him off at half time. A poor performance by the Spaniard.
Campbell (2.5): Provided a few moments of brilliance in front of goal but was not involved enough in the game.
Ozil (3.5): Continues to increase his assist tally. The German was sublime with his deliveries into the box even from dead ball situations and was the real spark for the home team up-front. A man of the match performance in the derby.
Sanchez (2.5): Looked tired and out of energy as he rarely produced moments he is capable of.
Giroud (2.5): A frustrating afternoon for the forward as he missed three clear headers and was also let down by his touch.
Gibbs (3): The super sub for Arsene Wenger as he scored his side’s equalizer just minutes after coming on. Showed plenty of energy with countless runs into the box.
Lloris (3): Made some nice saves and was intelligent in his distribution. A solid performance in between the sticks.
Walker (3): Was bright throughout the game till Gibbs came on as he failed to keep up with him and also lost him for his goal.
Alderweireld (3): Nearly scored with a header at the other end and was generally solid at the back for the visitors.
Vertonghen (3): A solid performance as he stood tall at everything that was thrown at his back-line.
Rose (3.5): Compact and smart in defense not allowing any space down his flank. Also a beautiful ball up front to set Kane off for his opener.
Dier (3): His distribution lacked a bit of thought but was generally good in breaking up play.
Dembele (3.5): Caused a lot of trouble in the middle of the park as he constantly got better of Arsenal’s holding mid-fielders.
Lamela (3): Produced some brilliant moments but these were too inconsistent to have a say on the game.
Alli (3): Bossed the central mid-field area with his play as he broke up play more than a couple of times to set his teams on the attack.
Eriksen (3): Was creative in the final third but lacked the final ball. Exceptional in his dead ball delivery.
Kane (3): Made no mistake with the time and space he got to put the ball in the back of the net. Could have easily had another as he slashed one just wide of the post.
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