Player Ratings: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham
Arsenal missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League as they were held 1-1 by rivals Tottenham in the North London derby.
The Gunners led at half-time thanks to a Kevin Wimmer own goal but were pegged back early in the second half through a Harry Kane penalty on the England international’s return after a seven-week absence.
Neither team created many chances in open play.
Here are CSAR’s player ratings from Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham:
Petr Čech 6 – Dived out of the way of Harry Kane’s penalty but was otherwise untested during the game.
Héctor Bellerín 7 – Danny Rose created a couple of chances down the left but ultimately Tottenham didn’t score from them. Héctor Bellerín didn’t push forward as frequently as he usually does.
Shkodran Mustafi 8 – Made a couple of important interceptions and tackles and Tottenham failed to test Petr Čech in open play.
Laurent Koscielny 6 – A couple of clumsy challenges which included fouling Mousa Dembélé at the start of the second half to concede the penalty from which Harry Kane equalised.
Nacho Monreal 7 – Made a key blocked to deny Harry Kane a second goal in the second half. Wasn’t too supportive in attack in this game game but other than one good run from Heung-min Son he kept the Tottenham right winger under control.
Francis Coquelin 6 – Wasn’t overly secure in the middle of the park and was taken off midway through the second half for Aaron Ramsey.
Granit Xhaka 8 – Got stuck in a lot today and didn’t even pick up a yellow card. Helped prevent Christian Eriksen from being a key player in open play.
Theo Walcott 5 – Very quiet on his return seeing very little of the ball and ultimately substituted. Did strike the inside of the post.
Mesut Özil 8 – Provided the free kick from which Kevin Wimmer gave Arsenal the lead. Created a number of chances and unlucky not to be on the winning side.
Alexi Iwobi 6 – Scuffed a good opportunity in the first half, saw a decent amount of possession but didn’t do a lot else with it.
Alexis Sánchez 6 – Failed to test Hugo Lloris today. Came deep to collect the ball today but didn’t get in goalscoring positions himself.
Aaron Ramsey (26 mins) N/A – An attacking change from Arsène Wenger that didn’t prove fruitful. Aaron Ramsey fired two efforts into row Z.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (20 mins) N/A – Barely saw any of the ball after replacing Theo Walcott
Olivier Giroud ( 20 mins) N/A – Failed to make a similar impact to last weekend versus Sunderland and generally didn’t do much.
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