These are the Arsenal player ratings for the Premier League game against Tottenham, as voted for by you, the fans using our Player Rater.
Petr Cech – 7.6
Cech made a few good saves, but despite Tottenham’s dominance in the middle of the park, they didn’t create that many clear chances.
Mathieu Debuchy – 6.6
Better than he has been, but Debuchy and Campbell on the right hand side does not look strong and you can see that even Wenger is not comfortable with that combination. The fact is, until Bellerin and Ramsey are back, he can’t do anything about it. I worry that Mathieu’s Arsenal career may be over.
Per Mertesacker – 5.6
Another below par performance from the German. Will be interesting to see if Gabriel can regain his place after the international break, because Mertesacker is not doing a lot to convince me.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.0
Koscielny made the mistake for Kane’s goal but was otherwise OK. Not at his excellent best though, as he was against Swansea last week. Perhaps not 100% fit after passing a late fitness test.
Nacho Monreal – 7.1
Arsenal’s best defender, again. Mr.consistent barely put a foot wrong. Despite Gibbs’ goal, Monreal knows he is one of the first names on the team sheet right now.
Francis Coquelin – 6.6
Showed some passion and made some good tackles, but struggled to control the midfield against Alli and Dembele.
Santi Cazorla – 4.3
Hauled off at half time – not himself. Arsenal need a conductor in these type of games and he was anything but. Wenger was right to remove him at half time, a bold move which we rarely see from him. The Spaniard also looks tired, but with Ramsey and Wilshere out injured, it has been hard to rest Santi.
Joel Campbell – 5.8
Campbell did a job against Swansea last week, but has started four games in a row now and it is starting to show. Sadly for him, once other wide options return, I am not convinced the Costa Rican will play again for us – he didn’t do enough when he got the chance.
Mesut Ozil – 7.9 (Man of the Match)
Arsenal’s best player, again. In extremely consistent form now, in the big games and the small. He will be very impressed with his 10 assists in the Premier League this season and it was no surprise that he was the one to create our equaliser.
Alexis Sanchez – 5.0
In dire need of a rest. He was very ineffective and has looked tired for a few games now, but Arsenal’s wide options are massively limited. Hopefully after the international break he can be given as rest, as Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to return over the next few games.
Olivier Giroud – 6.0
A poor showing from the Frenchman after a run of good form. Despite the Gunners playing poorly for much of the game, Giroud had two golden chances to score and if he did, we would have picked up a crucial three points. Has to be more clinical but thanks to Gibbs’ goal and his recent good form, he can be forgiven slightly.
Kieran Gibbs (on for Campbell 74′) – 7/4
Everybody thought Arsenal had nothing to offer from the bench, but against all the odds, Gibbs popped up with a goal. Fair play to the lad.
Mikel Arteta (on for Debuchy 77′) – 5.8
Mathieu Flamini (on for Cazorla 45′) – 6.1