Manchester United vs Arsenal
Barclays Premier League
Kick off: May 17th, 2015 16:00 BST
Not our best performance by a long shot, and we arguably should have been further behind in the first half. We were the dominant side at Old Trafford late on however, and we were rewarded with a – somewhat fortuitous – goal from Theo Walcott.
Here is how we rate the Arsenal players from our 1-1 draw with Manchester United:
GK) David Ospina – 5.5
He made a few routine saves, and could have done better for the goal we conceded. He didn’t have too many difficult saves to make though, despite Manchester United’s dominance in the first half.
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RB) Hector Bellerin – 5.5
Bellerin really struggled with Ashley Young today, and couldn’t prevent the United winger getting his crosses in. He has a bright future ahead of him, but this wasn’t one of his best games.
Theo Walcott – 7.0
Initially a strange decision from Arsene Wenger, swapping a defender for a forward. With Francis Coquelin dropping into defence however, Walcott really changed the game for us. His mere presence stretched play and forced United backwards, with his deflected strike leveled things up late on.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.0
The Frenchman was really solid defensively, and read the game superbly to make a number of important interceptions – pinching the ball ahead of the attackers.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 6.5
Dealt well with Marouane Fellaini when tasked, and put in a decent shift for the most part.
LB) Nacho Monreal – 6.0
The Spaniard was arguably at fault for the goal, as he was so focused on Fellaini that he let Ander Herrera sneak in at the back post. Decent from then on however.