Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Arsenal v Shaktar Donetsk - Player Ratings

Arsenal v Shakhtar Donetsk
Champions League group H
At Ashburton Grove

Lukasz Fabianski - Had nothing to do all night it seemed apart from pick the ball up out of his net when Eduardo scored. Another solid performance. - 7

Emmanuel Eboue - Seems to be more disciplined when played in defence than in a position further forward. Distribution good. Came forward in the second half and maybe should have had a goal. - 7

Sebastien Squillaci - Solid with little to do all night. - 6

Johan Djourou - Seems like he is still feeling his way back to full fitness. Didn't appear to put a foot out of place. - 6

Gael Clichy - Good performance offering us an attacking threat and a solid basis to build on from the back. - 7

Cesc Fabregas - Great to have him back. Made us tick and out attacking is more fluid when he is in the side. - 7

Alex Song - Still not keen on his positioning and seemed to be further forward than Wilshere and Fabregas at points in the second half. Should be patrolling the back four. More niggley fouls like the Birmingham game. Will get sent off again soon if he's not careful. - 6

Jack Wilshere - Worked tirelessly for the team and passing was superb. His goal was his first in a the Champions League and was fully deserved. Could still turn down the aggression when trying to win the ball back. - 8

Tomas Rosicky - Drifted in and out of this game. No obvious telling contribution but always seemed to be an outlet for us. Passing pretty spot on from what I can remember. - 6

Marouane Chamakh - Another excellent performance from the Moroccan. He brings so much to the team. His work ethic is fantastic, as his shots to goals ratio (three goals from four shots) in the Champions League. Thought he might scuff his chance, but put it away nicely. - 9

Samir Nasri - Drifted in and out of the game with his first half performance but his goal was a peach! Linked up play and came more into the game as it progressed. - 8


SUBSTITUTES

Theo Walcott - Good to see him back. Not quite back to himself and didn't chase the ball down when he could have but nice to see him working his way back into things. - 6

Denilson - Came on and sat in front of the defence. Have been impressed with him when he's come on this season. Does his job quietly and effectively. - 7

Andrey Arshavin - Another quiet one from the Russian. Doesn't seem to be his normal self, or at least the one who introduced himself to the Premier League in January 2009. Lets hope he can rediscover his form. That said his stats are impressive. - 6

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