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Arsenal v FK Ostersunds: PLAYER RATINGS

PUBLISHED: 22:09 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 23:27 22 February 2018

Danny Welbeck tries to break into the box in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Welbeck tries to break into the box in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

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Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to FK Ostersunds at the Emirates in the Europa League on Thursday but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate to qualify for Friday’s last 16 draw. Find out which Gunners and visiting players impressed Layth Yousif on a disappointing night in North London.

Sead Kolasinac is tackled by Sotirios Papagiannopoulos in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooSead Kolasinac is tackled by Sotirios Papagiannopoulos in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

ARSENAL:

Sead Kolasinac goes up for a corner in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooSead Kolasinac goes up for a corner in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Welbeck holds the ball up in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooDanny Welbeck holds the ball up in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

David Ospina: 5 - Arsene Wenger said this week Arsenal had two ‘world class goalkeepers’. It was hard to agree with the assertion as the team went 2-0 down after 22 minutes.

Danny Welbeck is tackled by Sotirios Papagiannopoulos in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooDanny Welbeck is tackled by Sotirios Papagiannopoulos in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Jack Wilshere lines up a shot from the edge of the area in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooJack Wilshere lines up a shot from the edge of the area in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Hector Bellerin: 5.5 - Looked as shellshocked as anyone on or off the pitch after Ostersund’s early brace but recovered to provide the cross for Sead Kolasinac’s goal moments after the interval which effectively killed the tie.

Ostersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Ostersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Calum Chambers: 5.5 - Said earlier in the week he wanted to show what he could do in this competition. After his showing against the Swedes he will be grateful for another chance in this tournament to show his real worth.

Ostersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund fans before the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Jack Wilshere shoots high and wide after the ball fell kindly to him in the area during the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooJack Wilshere shoots high and wide after the ball fell kindly to him in the area during the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Rob Holding: 5.5 - Has been playing well for the Under 23s recently but the Europa League is a far cry from quiet nights at Borehamwood’s Meadow Park. Will be better for the experience but one can only be thankful the match wasn’t played against a higher calibre side.

Hector Bellerin sees his shot on goal blocked in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooHector Bellerin sees his shot on goal blocked in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Welbeck flicks a free kick into the grateful arms of Ostersund keeper Aly Keita in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooDanny Welbeck flicks a free kick into the grateful arms of Ostersund keeper Aly Keita in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Sead Kolasinac: 5.5 - Scored Arsenal’s goal but his increasingly defensive inconsistency has somehow turned him from Roberto Carlos to Andre Santos as the season has progressed.

Arsenal find themselves 0-2 down at home in the first half of the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooArsenal find themselves 0-2 down at home in the first half of the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Alex Iwobi holds off Hosam Aiesh in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooAlex Iwobi holds off Hosam Aiesh in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Mohamed Elneny: 5.5 - A defensive shield who failed to provide defensive cover for his colleagues in the backline early on. Recovered his composure somewhat in the second half but surely he cannot start against Manchester City at Wembley after such an ineffective performance against the Scandinavian minnows.

Ostersund fns celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund fns celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Ostersund fns celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund fns celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: 5 - Subbed off at half time after a forgettable 45 minutes. Too inexperienced to be given a role in the middle of the park at this stage of his development and suffered for it. Doesn’t deserve to be shuffled around by Wenger when his best position is clearly on the right hand side of midfield.

Ostersund celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny LooOstersund celebrate Ken Sema's goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Danny Loo

Henrik Mkhtaryan: 5 - It was intriguing to watch him struggle to win the ball against former York City youth Jamie Hopcutt. Far better than the ineffective performance he gave tonight.

Jack Wilshere: 5.5 - By picking the 26-year-old to play against the Swedes is Wenger giving a clear hint he won’t start him against Manchester City? Not one of his better games to the disappointment of his many admirers.

Alex Iwobi: 4 - Poor. Again

Danny Welbeck: 5.5 - Anonymous but at least worked hard. Needs goals but as Wenger said this week his confidence has suffered after losing 18 months of his career to serious injury.

Subs:

Granit Xhaka (Maitland-Niles 45) 5.5

Joe Willock (Wilshere 76) 5

Reiss Nelson (Iwobi 90+2) 5

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FK OSTERSUNDS

Aly Keita: 10

Tom Pettersson: 10

Sotirios Papagiannipoulos: 10

Jamie Hopcutt: 10

Hosam Aiesh: 10

Ken Sema: 10

Curtis Edwards: 10

Dennis Widgren: 10

Brwa Nouri: 10

Ronald Mukiibi: 10

Saman Ghodos: 10

Manager Graham Potter: 10

Subs:

Dino Islamovic (Mukiibi, 73) 10

Tesfaldet Tekie (Aiesh, 52) 10

Frank Arhin (Hopcutt, 81) 10

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