Arsenal player ratings: Big names impress but key man falters in Palace draw
PUBLISHED: 17:55 17 April 2016 | UPDATED: 17:55 17 April 2016
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Arsenal were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace. Here’s how we rated the Gunners.
Petr Cech 5
Had very little to do and was then beaten at the near post by Bolasie’s strike. A big mistake.
Hector Bellerin 7
Given the chance to bomb down the right on every occasion and he was a threat. Delivery was disappointing at times.
Solid display, one or two shaky moments aside.
Laurent Koscielny 7
Routinely stopped any chance of a Palace counter attack by snuffing out long balls.
Nacho Monreal 6
Had nothing to do defensively and was a decent outlet for play down the left. Had some problems against Zaha late on.
Francis Coquelin 7
He was fierce in the middle of the park today, never giving Palace a chance to play out. But he failed to stop Bolasie getting a shot away for the goal.
Mohamed Elneny 7
Another tidy display from the January signing. He looks a bit limited at times but rarely makes a mistake.
Alex Iwobi 6
Tries too much at times but that is understandable at his age. A decent display but improvements to be made.
Mesut Ozil 8
Just brilliant to watch today as he glided around the pitch. Created so many chances and deserved an assist. Missed a huge chance though.
Alexis Sanchez 8
Battled hard against Souare throughout the first half and was rewarded with a nice goal from a floated header. A lively performance.
Danny Welbeck 7
Provided a lovely clipped cross for Sanchez to head home the opener. Great work rate up front but a bit quiet overall.
Olivier Giroud 6
Needs aerial service to make a difference and he got none of that today.
Aaron Ramsey 6
Made a couple of nice runs through the midfield after he entered the fray but nothing in the final third.
Theo Walcott 6
Late sub, made no real impact.