Burnley 0-1 Arsenal – one word player ratings

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Eight wins on the trot for Arsenal, a 1-0 win over a dogged Burnley side. It wasn’t the most fluent or dynamic performance of the season, but it was all about three points and that’s what we got.

Here’s how the players rated in a return to our one word ratings (coz I have to go out this evening and I’m really pressed for time).

 

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Greg Bush
Greg Bush
5 years ago

Best arseblog ratings I’ve seen

duder
duder
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg Bush

8 wins on the trot it can’t get much better! Although personally, I’m hoping we can bring in Spaceghost in the summer transfer window…i think hed be excellent in attack with those wrist blasters, super strength, and the ability to fly. Plus Arsene Wenger could allow him to do all the pre and post game interviews.

Highberry
Highberry
5 years ago
Reply to  Greg Bush

How about a one word rating for the Burnley players?? Rumbunctious is my suggestion.

raron aamsey
raron aamsey
5 years ago

Think Coquelin’s performance today a bit over-rated. Don’t get me wrong, he’s been fantastic for us since coming back from loan. But I think a game like today would’ve been a little easier with a Schneiderlin type, who can distribute well as well as win the duels. Far too many of Coquelin’s passes went back to Mertesacker, and I know Burnley pressed very well today, but I think he could have done a bit better. It’s quite a minor gripe, I know, but I think people are in danger of getting a bit too carried away. Happy with the win,… Read more »

Shoenee
Shoenee
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

What did he do wrong? His role isn’t to distribute it is to break up and disrupt opposition attacks. He took the best option…instead of forcing a pass we retain possession. If you want Hollywood balls then I hear Alex Song is available….

We had Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis and Cazorla all more than capable of distributing the ball. The team has now won 8 games in a row using the same system.

Juhis
Juhis
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Well, seeing how he won the ball in midfield and passed it to alexis which led to the goal I thought he was good enough today with both distribution and ball winning. Also clean sheet

Chaplin35
Chaplin35
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

I was actually really happy with his ball distribution. He distributed them all over the pitch, so everyone got a bit of his balls.

Hurensohn
Hurensohn
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

It’s all well and good saying that but if there isn’t anyone to pass to what can he do? Per and Kos had the same problem, pass to each other, Ospina or hoof it long.

Just hope Moureen wasn’t watching..

2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for
2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for
5 years ago
Reply to  Hurensohn

C’mon QPR!

Hope all the players shoot stem cells into their veins tomorrow morning. Smash those fucking Chelsea rent boys tomorrow.

toptopgun
toptopgun
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Must say I thought coq was our best player. I cant think of many defensive midfielders that would have more effective today.

As for getting carried away, we won, enjoy, end of.

maddolove
maddolove
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Hiya Mate
At what point in the season do you concede he’s a star men for the Arsenal?

No one is getting carried away with his play ( not the sensible folks anyway) but today against Burnley he was THE MAN

Give him the Love

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

I think Messi is a bit over-rated. I mean it’s all good and well scoring 50, 60 goals a season but he just doesn’t score enough with his head and he doesn’t run around as much as Boyd. Personally I think he could improve a lot, and Barca would be better off with someone like Andy Carroll.

Silent Stan's Content Mustache
Silent Stan's Content Mustache
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Your TV must be broken, change it.

Simonson
Simonson
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

I think raron aamsey raised a fair point, he’s getting too much stick for that. In my opinion Coquelin was great today and a contender for man of the match (though i’d give it to the BFG), but it is true that if he has two or three options he always seems to chose the safer one. Now it is open to debate if that is a good or bad thing. On the one hand that is a position where you need stability and security, making a mistake there can be very costly. We suffered often from how Song interpreted… Read more »

Springbank 1962
Springbank 1962
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

You said it yourself … Burnley pressed well. I’ve not seen the stats, but a lesser player might easily have been caught out to our detriment. That Coquelin (who’s always looking to pass forward if he can) had the maturity to not do anything risky is the point here. They say we have only one way of playing. That we can’t adapt to on-field tactics. That we have no ‘plan B’. Well, if Man City (away) demonstrated a plan B, then today was our plan C. Namely, how to deal with an impossibly-energetic high-pressing opposition while still playing within ourselves.… Read more »

nicolae
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Here is your coat buddy,and this is the way to White Hart Lane for you

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight
5 years ago
Reply to  nicolae

There’s such a thing as constructive criticism, ‘constructive’ being the operative word. If you don’t identify areas for improvement it’s unlikely you’ll improve. I don’t think rarron aamsey was being critical just to find fault. I would say I thought Coquelin was near perfect yesterday though. Personally I didn’t think the team did well enough at giving the player on the ball an option to pass out from the back. I think Coquelin could’ve taken up the space immediately in front and between the Burnley strikers more, but I also thought Cazorla should’ve dropped deeper to give an extra option.

Highberry
Highberry
5 years ago
Reply to  raron aamsey

Tis such a fair Sunday that there is no place for criticism in my schedule.Another win and the huge possibility of Manure and Man$ity dropping points has put a large cheesy grin on my face. T’was a hard fought match with slight heart attacks here and there but on the whole 3 points and another fixture bites the dust. IMO the whole team did the business.

Goonarf
Goonarf
5 years ago

Brief

Mesut O'no
Mesut O'no
5 years ago
Reply to  Goonarf

Ozil – Anonymous

nicolae
5 years ago
Reply to  Mesut O'no

Hei Neil,get out of the bidding buddy

emir of emirates
emir of emirates
5 years ago

Simple a dogged ‘ SPORTACULAR’ performance..

kaius
kaius
5 years ago

Coquelin – omnipotent.

Shedding a tear for the end of OG’s scoring streak, he grafted hard though.

AnonymousGun
AnonymousGun
5 years ago
Reply to  kaius

Saving his tank for his first EPL hattrick, maybe? 😮

Ex-Priest Tobin
Ex-Priest Tobin
5 years ago

When Coq first returned from loan I was very suspicous that he was just playing for a new contract but he’s proved his commitment to me. Very happy we have him.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

I was more comfortable than usual given the score was only 1-0.

goonero
goonero
5 years ago

3 poin

Yockney
Yockney
5 years ago

8…..

arsesicky
arsesicky
5 years ago

The referee: fair (for the first fucking time ever)

assistantref
assistantref
5 years ago
Reply to  arsesicky

He let them manhandle our boys around a bit too much early on but lucky they wore themselves out running around fouling us so in the second half it was more reasonable.

Vish024
Vish024
5 years ago
Reply to  arsesicky

Michael Oliver would like a word.

MT
MT
5 years ago

Giroud was geogeous today! He was bossing in the air and when he went off we had some problems there. I think he deserves a better raiting and I really don’t get it how Welbeck was better (by fans raitings) eventhough he had not have many chances.

neutral
neutral
5 years ago
Reply to  MT

It’s obvious English is not your first language, but geogeous must be my new favorite mis-spelling of gorgeous!

you deserve top raitings

Juxta Position
Juxta Position
5 years ago
Reply to  MT

Who cares if he’s gorgeous? He didn’t dominate aerially and he was anonymous otherwise. He’s been on a good run but no reason to be so blinkered, he was quiet today.

Kenyan Gooner
Kenyan Gooner
5 years ago

Mike Dean 8.

Mesut O'no
Mesut O'no
5 years ago
Reply to  Kenyan Gooner

He was shocking, yet again but this time for both teams.

It saddens me that incompetent officials decide multi million pound situations.

Arsepedant
Arsepedant
5 years ago
Reply to  Kenyan Gooner

Agree with your rating of Mike Dean. Must be at least double his previous high in an Arsenal match, as he normally hates us. Perhaps he thought Burnley were wearing yellow?

Someone's Something
Someone's Something
5 years ago

We controlled the game so well I found myself going through my phone during the last 5 mins.

Job well done!

Ramsey's Spirit
Ramsey's Spirit
5 years ago

Think Coquelin had another storming game, agreed with the welbeck sub, shame it wasn’t comfortable enough to give theo a run out

maddolove
maddolove
5 years ago

We sometimes forget the simple things

Praise them

WELL DONE ARSENAL
EIGHT (8) WINS IN A ROW

Full Metal Gooner
Full Metal Gooner
5 years ago

Bellerin actually worried me defensively today. Couple of errors and kept attacking and leaving us exposed. Might’ve cost us against better opponents. I’m a big fan but today showed he still needs work. But hey, 3 points in the bag and COYQPR!

Ger
Ger
5 years ago

Scrumptious

John Titor
John Titor
5 years ago

I knew it would be a 1-0 victory. Do not underestimate the power of John Titor.

Longbow
Longbow
5 years ago
Reply to  John Titor

So what’s gonna happen against Chelsea?

neutral
neutral
5 years ago

I was glad to see Bellerin kept his place, how can you drop him after opening the scoring against Liverpoop?

I also thought he was one of the few players who provided an outlet when Burnley were pressing, he and Ramsey linked up nicely.

Ghanagunner
Ghanagunner
5 years ago
Reply to  neutral

True but his weakness was exposed today.”momentary lapse in concentration “he is young and learning but imo Debuchy should start soon as he is match fit

David C
David C
5 years ago
Reply to  Ghanagunner

agreed, he looked too eager today. Either way, we are good at RB especially with Chambers as the third option as well.

gar14
gar14
5 years ago
Reply to  neutral
DublinGooner
DublinGooner
5 years ago

Was it just me or was Mike Dean not a huge bag of literal wank?

Coquelins Coq
5 years ago

I was solid and hard as a rock today.

Canuck Gunner
Canuck Gunner
5 years ago

We’ve had some nail biting one goal victories, but today was not one of them. That was a wonderful display on how to close out a close game. We kept possession well and ran down the clock without ever being under any real pressure. The result was never in doubt – solid 3 points!

Dracokall
Dracokall
5 years ago

Enty? What does it mean?

Chopper Harris
5 years ago

I just don’t have any issues right now!

kevin whitcher
kevin whitcher
5 years ago

Eight wins in a row. I don’t know whether to cry or cry.

Gary
Gary
5 years ago

Sexual

SFGiants
SFGiants
5 years ago

Teams like this have given us problems in the past, but though Burnley is an awkward side to play against, we did not lose our heads or try to force the issue. I think it’s a sign of a growing maturity in this version of Arsenal. Well done lads!

02ba
02ba
5 years ago

Seems to be a bit of maturity coming into our game. I think everyone had a good game today. Lots of solid possession did the trick and the coq hard as usual.

chris b
chris b
5 years ago

I could get VERY used to this ‘winning every week’ thing.

Ozil's Eyes
Ozil's Eyes
5 years ago

Not our usual game but still maintaining the sexiness. It’s obvious that the lads were playing to the boss’ instructions.
An extra point for everyone for giving me a piece of mind even with a goal margin.

Ozil's Eyes
Ozil's Eyes
5 years ago
Reply to  Ozil's Eyes

Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot! I only wish for a peace of mind…

Arsenal's Legend
Arsenal's Legend
5 years ago

what else can I say than thank you Arsenal for making me proud. I went to all footballing site just to read everything that is available on Arsenal. Arseblog you deserve an end of the year award for your consistent and ever intriguing update. No club like Arsenal.

Samgunz
Samgunz
5 years ago

I thought Ozil was motm, hard to pick one really but individually he stepped up for me, best defensive performance he’s put in thus far. Didn’t get bullied and bullied the bullies with a bullish german grit.

Devilsadvo
Devilsadvo
5 years ago

I’ve been seeing a lot fewer Wenger detractors recently…

UGooner
UGooner
5 years ago

For such a ‘shit’ player though… teams really do a whole lot not to let him play football… They kick him up and down the turf. But he’s ‘shit’ though so why bother?

OZIl OZIL OZIL OZIL! Our midfield has me saying Cesc who?

shakaman
shakaman
5 years ago

Ospina is making a big difference. Earlier any breakaway against Arsenal usually ended up in either a red card, a penalty, both or an injury ….. This match, he smothered one breakaway, kept away a free kick, caught a bicycle kick ..and punched clear a few potential dangers…… This is a great example of how a mature no-nonsense keeper can steady the team…and assure us points.

santori
santori
5 years ago

The ratings are ridiculous. Against Burnley, Coquelin made one good tackle around 70 minute mark, one telling interception which pushed us toward the goal and won a free kick holding off a Burnley player. Otherwise he made a number of easy safe passes (which had it been Flamini) would have been said to be negative), gave away a dangerous free kick and had a deflection almost go into a dangerous area of our box. Nothing you would not get from Arteta or Flamini. Had it been Flamini, we would be told the game passed him by. Yet being flavour of… Read more »