Arsenal player ratings: Sanchez delivers a £35m performance, Mertesacker can't live with Hernandez

Alexis Sanchez after first goal Arsenal

The Gunners dropped yet more Premier League points against Hull. Here's how their players rated...

Wojciech Szczesny - 6/10

An average performance. The Poland goalkeeper couldn't have done much about Hull City's second but didn't really need to rush to his side for Mohamed Diame's chip for the first.

Hector Bellerin - 7/10

The 19-year-old showed exactly what he did in pre-season during his Premier League debut and has a real fearlessness about him. Strength, pace and energy are all qualities Bellerin has in abundance.

Per Mertesacker - 5/10

Defenders are usually described as having strikers in their pockets but, on this occasion, Hull's Abel Hernandez had Mertesacker in his pocket. The German simply could not deal with him and it cost Arsenal a goal.

Nacho Monreal - 5/10

Monreal also struggled in the Gunners' back line and they desperately need their first-choice defenders back.

Kieran Gibbs - 7/10

Did well, especially going forward - and could have won his side the game after a late surge into the penalty area.

Mathieu Flamini - 6/10

Many will argue that Diame's opening goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Flamini. The Frenchman did not really produce anything special for his side, though, despite an okay performance. Arsenal need a defensive midfielder in January big time.

Jack Wilshere - 7/10

Did well, despite coming off injured in the second half. Wilshere has a twisted knee and fans in north London will hope he is not out for too long. But, for all the 22-year-old's improvements, he is still too greedy on the ball. He attempted five dribbles today and only completed one.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 5/10

A surprising performance from the Ox, who was simply anonymous throughout.

Santi Cazorla - 6/10

Looked very bright in the no.10 role but faded as the game progressed. The problem for Arsenal is that they looked calm and calculated throughout, as if they knew they would score enough to win the game. But that calm was misleading as those goals never came. In reality, the Gunners simply aren't capable of playing with enough urgency at the moment.

Alexis Sanchez - 9/10

A £35 million performance if ever there was one. Sanchez scored a very well-taken goal in the first half and registered a superb assist for Danny Welbeck's late equaliser. Where would Arsenal have been today without the Chilean?

Danny Welbeck - 7/10

Arsene Wenger isn't a fan of spending big on players. But why? £51 million's worth of talent scored the Gunners' second goal today, with Welbeck tucking a late chance home after being set up by Sanchez. That's what strikers are bought for - to score goals that win points.

Substitutes

Aaron Ramsey - 6.5/10

Looked good after replacing Flamini in the 63rd minute but is clearly not yet match fit.

Joel Campbell - 6/10

Came on in the second half and you could argue that his desire to get forward spurred the north London side on late in the game.

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