Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Arsenal Players Rated In Their Disappointing Loss Vs Leicester City: Maitland-Niles The Only Star With 8.5!

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Bishwaraj Bhattacharyya
Former athlete. Now a journalist hoping to cover football no matter the league or country.

Seven away matches played in 2018; lost all seven. That is what the record reads for Arsene Wenger at the moment. It is by far the poorest record a team in the top six can hope to have and definitely not fitting of a club like Arsenal.

It was yet another disappointing performance tonight as the Gunners lost 3-1 to Leicester City. Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez saw the Gunners succumb to another disappointing defeat. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored one to inspire some sort of a comeback for the North London side but it was too little too late for them.

Here is how the Arsenal players performed on the night.

Petr Cech 8

It was down to the veteran to keep the scoreline respectable. He made some fantastic saves for the Gunners but could do little to help the result for Wenger’s men.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles 8.5

The youngster made good use of his chance down at right back. He was impressive in attack as he made several forward arrays and was cool and composed while on the ball. Played a brilliant little part in setting up the Gunner’s equalizer.

Konstantinos Mavropanos 2.5

A poor clearance saw Leicester score the opener and then made matters worse for himself by getting sent off. Desperate attempt to hold off the Leicester City forward after losing the ball in defence for being too casual. A night to forget as his season has now come to a rather premature end.

Rob Holding 5.5

Once again a good performance on the ball but needs more maturity in dealing with players like Jamie Vardy. The Englishman ran him and beat him in pace time and Holding needs to learn from his mistakes.

Sead Kolasinac 6

He was brilliant while galloping forward and came close to scoring when he hit the woodwork.

Granit Xhaka 5.5

It was always going to be a tough night for him after the red card as he had to help provide cover at the back.

Aaron Ramsey 5

An off day for the unpredictable midfielder as he was never able to make an impact throughout the match.

Alex Iwobi 4.5

A poor night in attack as the Gunners required precision which he failed to provide.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6.5

One of Arsenal’s better-attacking players but a clumsy foul on Gray to give away the penalty.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 7

He is turning out to be the forward Arsenal wanted as his scoring run continues but could not save the match for them tonight.

Danny Welbeck N/A

Had to come off early after the red card.

Substitutes:

Shkodran Mustafi 5.5

Another player who has faded away and was poor tonight as well with Vardy taking full advantage of it.

Eddie Nketiah N/A

Came on too little too late to make anything happen.

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