Not a great night at the office as we went out of the Capital One Cup 2-0 to Chelsea. Here’s how the players rated.
Lukasz Fabianki: 6/10 – Left short by Jenkinson’s header for the first, had no chance with the second.
Carl Jenkinson: 4/10 – Full of energy as usual, but looked defensively suspect at times, particularly in the air where he struggles quite often, and made a terrible mistake for their first goal. Crossing was uncharacteristically poor too.
Laurent Koscielny: 6/10 – Did all right.
Thomas Vermalen: 6/10 – Somewhat rusty, as you’d expect, but otherwise ok.
Nacho Monreal: 6.5/10 – Almost scored with fizzing left footer, beyond that unspectacular.
Aaron Ramsey: 6/10 – A bit too shooty at times, came close with one in the second half, but might have used it better. Still, when you’re scoring like him you’d want to have a pop too.
Jack Wilshere: 6/10– Another game under his belt, had some nice runs but is going to have to get his head down and work his way back into form.
Tomas Rosicky: 6/10 – Tried hard, little came off. Was clearly annoyed early on as team mates failed to join him, leaving him to press on his own and therefore making it easy for Chelsea to deal with.
Santi Cazorla: 6/10 – Some nice touches, perhaps tonight was about fitness and match sharpness ahead of the busy schedule.
Ryo Miyaichi: 4/10 – Another chance to show he’s got something, but in reality if we had the likes of Walcott, Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain fit, he’d have struggled to make the bench. Looks out of his depth.
Nicklas Bendtner: 5/10 – Not great but not worthy of the boos that greeted his departure. We may need him, that’s not his fault, and although he didn’t play well he was hardly alone.
Mesut Ozil: 6/10 – We shouldn’t have even bothered bringing him on.
Olivier Giroud: 6/10 – The same goes for Giroud, especially with the upcoming schedule.
Ju Young Park: 10/10 – MOTM!
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