Arsenal player ratings v Spurs: Welbeck shines, Ramsey struggles badly

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The Gunners suffered a bitterly disappointing 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon. Here's how their players rated...

David Ospina - 8/10

The Arsenal stopper was unlucky to have been beaten by two Harry Kane finishes he could have done little about and was solid whenever called upon, making some spectacular saves.

Nacho Monreal - 6/10

Didn't do all that much wrong, with Tottenham enjoying more success down the opposite flank.

Per Mertesacker - 6/10

Looked sloppy on the ball and in the air.

Laurent Koscielny - 5/10

A more disappointing performer than his Arsenal counterpart in central defence, having failed to live with Kane throughout.

Hector Bellerin - 5.5/10

The occasion got to the Gunners youngster, who followed up his fantastic display against Aston Villa with a timid, nervous performance against Spurs.

Francis Coquelin - 7/10

A solid performer in defensive midfield, breaking down Tottenham attacks but being let down by those around him in the middle of the park.

Aaron Ramsey - 4/10

The Welshman lacked any influence whatsoever as the Spurs midfield simply overran Arsenal's men in the centre.

Santi Cazorla - 5/10

Similarly, the Spaniard took a detour from his superb recent form and showed no creativity for the Gunners against their fierce rivals. Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb put Ramsey and Cazorla to shame.

Mesut Ozil - 6/10

Netted with a superb instinctive touch but was virtually anonymous for the rest of the game.

Danny Welbeck - 8/10

Arsenal's star outfield performer against Tottenham by far. The 24-year-old was pivotal for Arsenal's opener and often ran Danny Rose ragged throughout his time on-field. With 11 Welbecks on the pitch, the result might have been different for a lacklustre away side.

Olivier Giroud - 6/10

Held the ball up reasonably but could not really do much while so starved of service.


Tomas Rosicky - 6.5/10

Showed a decent touch after coming on the second half but changed little in the grand scheme of things.

Theo Walcott - 6/10

Introduced way too late. His pace could have hurt Tottenham earlier on. That said, Walcott offered none of the defensive protection Welbeck did, which proved costly.

Chuba Akpom also made a late appearance with a couple of minutes left.

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