The Gunners faced Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, as they looked to go back to the top spot and extend their lead over their league rivals.
It was not going to be an easy game against Mark Hughes’ side, who were looking good this season, though there were a few injury problems for them going into the game.

The visitors looked a bit rusty after their mid-week 3-3 draw at the Merseyside, though wanted to really win the game against a side which had been in good form this term.

The Potters have been in good form recently and showed a few glimpses of their form, as they troubled Arsenal, though chances were wasted by both sides. As Wenger’s side was without their in form play-maker Mesut Ozil, they failed once agian to create a perfect goal and score.

Jack Butland kept Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud twice in the game and Petr Cech had to do the same at the other end with some superb saves. There were no goals at all in the match with both keepers keeping clean sheets. The goalless draw meant that both sides took home a point.

Here are how the Arsenal players performed in the match:

Petr Cech: 4/5
Stood firm at the back as he denied the opposition attack a goal, making some good saves in the second half.

Laurent Koscielny: 3/5
A good block made in the second half and was not really troubled by Joselu in the whole game.

Per Mertesacker: 3/5
Looked good in the air on most occasions and was rather solid at the back.

Hector Bellerin: 3/5
Put in a good shift, as he showed a lot of energy in the game, though was never really a threat pushing forward.

Nacho Monreal: 3.5/5
Made some good clearances, as he won a few headers in the box and looked good at the back.

Mathieu Flamini: 3/5
Protected his defence well, as he dealt with the threat provided by the Stoke midfield, cutting off their path to Joselu.

Aaron Ramsey: 3/5
Not only did his defensive job, but also pushed along with his team-mates, when they looked to attack.

Alex Oxlade Chamerbalin: 2.5/5
Took a few good shots and was denied by some brilliant saves by Butland. Could have done much better with the chances that he had.

Joel Campbell: 3/5
Looked good on the right hand side and was good in performing his defensive duties as well.

Theo Walcott: 3/5
Made a few good runs and invited some fouls on him, though those chances yielded nothing and there was no goal.

Olivier Giroud: 3/5
Though he did not get a lot of chances to score a goal, Butland saved his well taken effort to keep his side in the game.


Calum Chambers: 2.5/5
Came on towards the end, as the visitors eventually played for a draw.

Alex Iwobi: 2.5/5
Could not make a real impact in the game.


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