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Arsenal Players Rated And Slated In Their Disappointing Loss Vs Watford: Wenger Under Pressure!

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Despite taking the lead through Per Mertesacker’s goal, Arsenal succumbed to Watford as Marco Silva’s men came from behind to secure all three points against Arsene Wenger’s side at the Vicarage Road. Troy Deeney equalized from the spot in the second half and then Tom Cleverly slammed home a loose ball late in the game to give his side all three points. Here are our Arsenal’s players ratings from their defeat at the hands of Watford.

Petr Cech 5/10

The former Chelsea keeper should have dealt with Troy Deeney’s penalty in a better manner. Despite being a veteran custodian, Cech couldn’t introduce the element of calmness during the closing stages.

Laurent Koscielny 7/10

Koscielny worked well at the back and it was after his injury that Wenger’s defence found themselves in disarray.

Per Mertesacker 6/10

The big German marked his first Premier League start after a gap of four years with a goal but looking at his performance in the defence, it appears like he is becoming a weakness.

Nacho Monreal 6.5/10

He did toil relentlessly, making some good interceptions but he did fail at times to cope with the attacking endeavours of the Hornets.

Hector Bellerin 6.5/10

Bellerin went forward time and again to trouble the opposition’s defence and was unfortunate to concede the penalty.

Mohamed Elneny 5/10

Not a good day on the pitch for the Egyptian as he failed to impose his grit and couldn’t really open up Watford’s defence. He did work hard but was fruitless in his pursuits.

Granit Xhaka 6/10

Unlike Elneny, Xhaka inked a command in the middle of the park and dished out neat passes but went missing at some crucial times.

Sead Kolasinac 6/10

Arsenal’s summer signing lacked the requisite energy and intent to make a mark and it wasn’t an encouraging display from him down the left.

Alex Iwobi 6.5/10

The youngster appeared desirous to win the ball but what he lacked was final products. Iwobi certainly couldn’t make the most of the chances he received.

Danny Welbeck 5/10

Welbeck didn’t look fit right from the start and flickered in and out of the game. He was forced off the pitch with yet another injury.

Alexandre Lacazette 6/10

The Frenchman did showcase his blistering pace and shrewd movements on and off the ball but more often than not, he failed to withstand the animosity which Silva’s troops offered.

Substitutions

Mesut Ozil 5/10

Ozil was brought onto the pitch for Welbeck. He failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity to double the lead of his employers and couldn’t really create anything spectacular either.

Olivier Giroud 5.5/10

He couldn’t muster the miracle Wenger hoped for and he struggled to hold the ball up front after replacing Lacazette.

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