Arsenal player ratings against Napoli with two players 9/10


The boys did excellent against one of the best teams in Italian football and fully deserved the win over Napoli, in fact, the only real disappointment is that we never won by more.

The change in performance from the Everton game was huge, this was an Arsenal display that was a pleasure to experience, they played great as a team unit with some great individual performances.

Arsenal Ratings.

Petr Cech – 6

Cech only gets a six simply because he was never really called on to make any significant saves or for that matter, make any howlers.

Sokratis – 7

Very assured performance and when you consider the potent attack that Napoli have then it makes his performance all the more satisfying.

Koscielny – 8

Put in a captains performance and played as if he was as fit as a fiddle, you would never have thought he was one of the players we were concerned about before the game even started.

Monreal – 7

Of all the defenders Monreal looked the weakest link but he deserves a 7 for being part of a unit that kept a clean sheet and nullifying the Napoli offence.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 8

What a change around in performance from the woeful display against Everton to this fine display against Napoli, he impressed all night long and I was so close to giving him a 9

Lucas Torreira – 9

Now, Torreira does deserve a 9, he bossed the midfield, he was relentless all night and it is a shame that he has not been credited with a goal, simply put, he makes a huge difference.

Aaron Ramsey – 9

So close to a 10, he was brilliant all night, Napoli had no answer to him, his goal was clinical and we are really going to miss him, certainly a man for the big occasion.

Sead Kolasinac – 6

Probably our weakest player on the evening, he did well don’t get me wrong but his touch let him down a few times and he was not the best crosser of the ball, but overall he did ok.

Mesut Ozil – 8

Far better from the German and he showed why we all get so frustrated with him, he was at his sublime best, just a shame he cannot be more consistent but he deserves credit for putting in a fine display.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7

Clearly not at his sharpest but he was busy and kept the Napoli defence on their toes, did an efficient job all things considered.

Alexandre Lacazette – 6

Not his finest game and I have him with Kolasinac as our weakest player on the night but he tried and he made room for others to shine.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 7

By definition, he gets a slightly higher ranking than Lacazette whom he replaced, simply because he did better in the 20 odd minutes he had than what Lacazette had in his 67 minutes.

Alex Iwobi – 6

Never really did anything in the time he was on the pitch but he was all over the place hunting for the ball and did his defensive duties when not going forward.

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