Arsenal player ratings vs Tottenham - Ozil continues to improve, Flamini disappoints

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Arsenal drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur tonight, but how did Arsene Wenger's players fare individually?

Arsenal continued their unbeaten start to the season with another draw, this time against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners were looking to bounce back after the 2-1 midweek loss to Southampton in the Capital One Cup, but their hopes of a derby day win over Spurs were dented when Mathieu Flamini gave the ball away to Christian Eriksen just outside the penalty area, and the Dane found Nacer Chadli, who slipped the ball past Wojciech Szczesny to hand Tottenham a shock lead.

However, Arsenal continued to attack and were rewarded late on as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed the ball home from close range after a goalmouth scramble. Neither side could find the winner, leaving Arsenal with just two wins from their opening six games of the Premier League season - here are the ratings for Arsene Wenger's side tonight...

Wojciech Szczesny 6 - wasn't truly tested too much by Spurs, but dealt well with a dangerous Christian Erikesn free kick. Not a great deal he could do about the goal.

Calum Chambers 7 - got forward well and could have scored with a superb volley in the second half. Needs to become more disciplined both in terms of fouls and his positioning, but the youngster had a solid game tonight.

Laurent Koscielny 7 - much like Chambers, the Frenchman had a solid game. Was calm and composed, particularly when Jan Vertonghen was breaking towards the Arsenal goal.

Per Mertesacker 6 - unlucky to see Hugo Lloris prevent his goalbound header with a stunning save, but struggled against Spurs' quick counter attacks.

Kieran Gibbs 7 - with Spurs looking to break at pace, Gibbs' pace was needed. Impressed going forward and when tracking wingers back from his forays forward.

Mikel Arteta 6 - lasted only 28 minutes before being taken off injured, but kept things simple in his short time on the pitch.

Jack Wilshere 6 - booked for a poorly timed challenge and didn't show the creative spark that saw him star against Manchester City recently.

Aaron Ramsey 6 - form seems to have really nosedived in recent weeks. Didn't have any chances to score and simply didn't impose himself on the game whilst on the pitch, and was substituted just before half time through injury.

Mesut Ozil 8 - always got on the ball, was quick to loose balls, was directing Arsenal's attacks and was instrumental in the final 25 minutes or so. Looked more confident since his goal against Aston Villa last weekend.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 8 - always bright, always full of running and justified his selection over Alexis Sanchez by scoring the equaliser from close range.

Danny Welbeck 6 - had few clear cut chances but often chose to shoot rather than look for a team mate. Should have done better in the build up to Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal, but showed his pace up against Jan Vertonghen in the first half.

Substitutes

Mathieu Flamini 5 - continues to show why Arsene Wenger will regret not signing a defensive midfielder having given the ball away for Chadli's goal.

Santi Cazorla 7 - looked bright in possession and took up a great position to produce the goal and made a case to play more often.

Alexis Sanchez 6 - much of what Alexis did just didn't come off tonight. Stuck out wide, he couldn't really get involved in the game as he wanted to.

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