Arsenal player ratings v Leicester: Sanogo nowhere near good enough, Ramsey far from his best

The Gunners produced an average showing at the King Power Stadium, with their now infamous centre-forward struggling the most.

Wojciech Szczesny - 6.5/10

Could not stop the goal and was booked in the second half. Looks more like a frustrated spectator these days as his Arsenal side struggle for attacking potency.

Nacho Monreal - 7/10

Has improved considerably since pre-season, when he looked like the north London side's weak link. Not too bad defensively and much better going forward.

Per Mertesacker - 6/10

The German was unusually unreliable and made several rash challenges he would have been better off avoiding.

Laurent Koscielny - 5/10

Was substituted after 26 minutes, by which time Arsenal had conceded the equaliser.

Mathieu Debuchy - 6.5/10

The goal came down Debuchy's flank but, of Arsene Wenger's defenders, the Frenchman certainly wasn't the worst at Leicester. Has made a stable start to life at the Emirates.

Mathieu Flamini - 6/10

The source of much ire from Arsenal fans, this Frenchman did not particularly impress today, although many saw it as a positive that he wasn't booked - for a change.

Aaron Ramsey - 5.5/10

Ramey has been Arsenal's driving force for some time now and off-games are to be expected - and must be allowed for. This was one of those, when the Welshman wasn't spectacularly bad, just far from his best.

Santi Cazorla - 6.5/10

So far this season, the Spaniard has either been completely off his game or the star of the show. Today, that inconsistency continued, as he had good moments and bad. Did well at times but misplaced passes and, as Wenger alluded to, wasn't 'creative' enough.

Mesut Ozil - 5.5/10

Wasn't alone in not providing enough of a spark for his side so should not necessarily be targeted. That said, Ozil has seen much better days.

Alexis Sanchez - 8/10

So far the only real threatening forward for Arsenal this season except for the injured Giroud. Considering Sanchez was the only man to score - or come close to it - it's easy to see the Gunners having lost this one were he not in the side.

Yaya Sanogo - 4/10

Not good enough at this level, plain and simple. Whatever Wenger supposedly thinks of the matter.


Calum Chambers - 6/10

Was not as good as his recent self after replacing Koscielny.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 6/10

Many were crying out for him to come on and dictate play but his introduction only came in the 77th minute, hardly enough time to make a serious impact.

Lukas Podolski - 5/10

The same can be said of Podolski, although he was poor after coming on.

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