DM) Mathieu Flamini – 6.0
Why he was starting at all was anybody’s guess, and we would have been much better served with Francis Coquelin or even potentially Mohamed Elneny in the middle of the park. Flamini didn’t offer the back four enough protection, and only really served to give away needless niggling fouls.
Substitute: Francis Coquelin – 7.0
An instant improvement when he came on, and hopefully he’ll soon be fit enough to start every game.
CM) Aaron Ramsey – 6.5
The Welshman isn’t at his best at the moment and was a bit ineffective at times. That may be largely due to the fact he has to sit a bit deeper to support Flamini, but even when he was able to get forward he was sloppy and wasteful in possession.
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CAM) Mesut Özil – 7.5 (MotM)
On another day Özil might have got a far higher rating, but despite a huge amount of quality, he wasn’t able to make the difference. He came so close on a number of occasions to both scoring and supplying a goal that would have proved the winner, but couldn’t quite get the better of Fraser Forster.