Arsenal 3-0 Man Utd – from the pub player ratings

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Well that was fun. United spanked, great goals, solid defending, and they played a shit Danny Welbeck up front.

Here’s how the players rated and we’re in the pub.

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thomme
thomme

#wengerout…ofthisworld

Aaberg777
Aaberg777

Waiting for LVG to remind people of that one time he subbed a keeper

Ox Coq
Ox Coq

With the exception of possibly Per, everyone on the team is really fluent with the ball at their feet. The likes of Coquelin, Bellerin, Gabriel and Monreal contribute so much to our build up play in this fashion.

GunnerDareMACEDONIA
GunnerDareMACEDONIA

Per is really good passer if you watch it carefully far better than Gabriel he looks slow and that is why you think that he is not good passer, per always starts the attach from defense when he plays because he is great passer.

Dial Square Charity XI
Dial Square Charity XI

This is perhaps a matter of placement vs speed. I agree that he can pass well if he has time, but he also does draw pressure as his whole body needs to be in a particular position for him to pass successfully. I would say that his technique is limited, but his accuracy and reading of the game is good.

Cornelius P. Snuffington III
Cornelius P. Snuffington III

“I agree that he can pass well if he has time”

He also often starts counter attacks with some nice one-touch passing. One in particular that I remember was a ball against Villa in the league last February from the edge of the box to Ozil at midfield that set up Ozil for that ridiculous flick of his, putting Giroud through on goal to open the scoring.

Dial Square Charity XI
Dial Square Charity XI

Sure, i don’t disagree. btw “I agree that he can pass well if he has time” as a statement does not (explicitly) say anything about my beliefs towards his passing when he does not have time. It’s my fault for being ambiguous.

gooner 44
gooner 44

makes yer wonder how he got 100+ caps for Germany
“We’ve got a Big Fukin German”

Holyviper
Holyviper

Tall people (with long legs) look slower, thats because they’re single step covers 1.25 or 1.5 times a regular step. So to go at the speed of three steps of a regular guy, Mert can do it in two steps. So he looks slower, but is actually at the same speed as regular players. Same goes for Yaya Sanogo, or Ibrahimovic, or Varane.

O'gizzle
O'gizzle

Then you have no understanding of the dynamics of football.

NorthernGoon
NorthernGoon

odd comment when he usually has an excellent pass conversion ratio

bims lay
bims lay

The hall mark of a good passing (confident?) centre half is the one that consistently pass out the ball on the ground (as opposed to the riskier lofting of the ball forward} to enable his team to seamlessly transit from defence to attack and this is one of the strogest (underrated?) part of per’s game……he does it day in day out for arsenal and for germany before he retired.

I have watched him pick out cazorla, ozil, coquelin, ramsey etc, in midfield with lazer accurate 50, 60. 70 yard? floor parallel passes that ccompletely catches out the opposition and launches one of those ‘slick’ arsenal attacking or counter attacking moves that severally resulted in goals/shots on targets……..go back and re-watch highlights from several past arsenal (and germany) matches in which he played and you will see what i mean…….Thank God for the match stats that we have available now, else armchair analysts like you will have everybody fooled. You might want to check out per’s pass accuracy and pass conversion ratio stats and you will see how ridiculous your ‘verdict’ on Per sounds (89.2% premier league, 94.7 champions league…90.3% average!)

Granted, he might not be one of the quickest centre halfs around but he often compensates for these with intelligent reading of the game ahead and good positional play, which is why he is rarely caught out, despite his ‘apparent lack of pace’?…… and in terms of commanding the 18 yard box, …and also negating the aerial threat of tall pesky opposing players, he is one of the best around….You don’t get over 100 caps in a multi trophy winning german squad without being good…..and as the previous commenter explained….he really is not as slow as people think!

WeAreTheMusicMakers
WeAreTheMusicMakers

Per-fect analysis – never has a truer word been spoken. So strange that many fans, pundits and so called experts don’t see this. The amount of times I hear commentators patronising or praising him underhandedly is ridiculous. That he is the butt of many people’s jokes and regarded a weak link is so silly it’s stupid. Even yesterday, in a match we dominated, were defensively disciplined, alert and secure, Martin Tyler still found some way to poke fun at him, implying his interceptions were desperate. It almost borders on puerile. The very fact that people judge him on his appearance is confounding, using the same old idiotic logic that big men don’t have big feet, they completely look over – or rather, are incapable of recognising – how good he is with the ball. He often breaks through the lines with brave and incisive passing, sweeping his boot to make confident pinpoint passes that help to pull opposing players out of position and start attacks. He is excellent at this. He is a great communicator, great reader of the game, a great leader, and an important unifying force in the dressing room. He’s a good player. He’s our BFG.

Cheesus
Cheesus

Alexis 2/10 is generous

lettra
lettra

I think its supposed to be 12 ??

thw14
thw14

20.

Diehard gunner
Diehard gunner

Everyone played their hearts, I’m so happy to be a gunner.

Mooo
Mooo

I think 2 is a bit harsh on Sanchez, he was decent. I’d give him a 4.5.

saiyan wenger
saiyan wenger

1/10 is enough

Indian_Gooner
Indian_Gooner

In another off-topic news, Brendan Rodgers has won the sack race. Really hope Mourinho’s next. 😀

Jagger
Jagger

In my ideal world, Jose Mourinho would continue as Chelsea manager and finish outside the European spots at the end of the season. Then he can get fired. The problem with this is that I know Chelsea will get better, start picking up points and squeeze into the top 4.

Or, alternatively, after another humiliating defeat, Mourinho just runs away from the club he swore he loved. This would put to shame his promise of “never walking away” and tarnish his image forever.

Double98
Double98

He’s a busted flush at Chelsea, he’s lost his captain, his dressing room, his board, his medical team and only his relationship with abramovic is holding him on. I hope he drags on until after Christmas when hazard and fabregas lead the exodus.

Hi-brid
Hi-brid

Seems to be doing his best to engineer a sacking, but I hope the humiliation continues for as long as possible – couldn’t happen to anyone more deserving.

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider

I will never be satisfied until I see Mourinho circumscribed in a straitjacket locked in a padded cell with a crayon between his toes writing on the walls “I hate Wenger”.
He has become Inspector Dreyfus from the Clouseau movies and should be treated with the appropriate “respect”.

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

If by “respect” you mean setting his balls on fire and dropping him off a freeway overpass into rush hour traffic, then yes, we should respect the cunt.

ClockEndRider
ClockEndRider

Sir,
you read my mind.

highberry
highberry

Subtle arsepedant but effective i second that emotion

Mark
Mark

You hate to see teams that are struggling that compete with us for top 4 spots sack their managers as I prefer them to continue to be in their downward spirals and having to deal with the will he or won’t he be fired talk each week.

ohhhhRockyRocky
ohhhhRockyRocky

and yet my takeaway from today was…..Mike Dean is a cunt.

SFGiants
SFGiants

I think the bromance between Abramovich and Mourinho will end near the end of the season. Then it’s “Sayanora motherfucker.”

Pearson
Pearson

Mourinho must stay, we need more comedy in the BPL and we would like to see Chelsea and Cuntinho get relegated

David C
David C

no, I prefer to watch Mourinho suffer longer. plus I want to beat Chelsea with Moaninho as the coach!

DanJGooner
DanJGooner

poor alexis

HAPPY GUNNER
HAPPY GUNNER

Alexis was definitely a 2. SO CRAP> ALEXIS OUT

OF THIS WORLD. COYG

xi
xi

Its 2am here and I cant fall asleep, 3-0 over united and mourinho going mad, what a weekend. Now fingers crossed for those flying out for internationals, especially theo. COYG!!!

I Am Jack's Ankle
I Am Jack's Ankle

Was that a 12 for Alexis?

Goone's Farm
Goone's Farm

First time Manure concedes 3 in the first 20 mins. Guess Moyseh didn’t break all the records. COYG!

PodB
PodB

Utd are A billion dollar fuck up … we were devastating for 45min

Chris
Chris

3-0 is a dazzling display but what’s even better is watching Theo Walcott. He was unbelievable. Something I never thought I’d be able to associate with him was the ability to win flick on headers, and that tackle he made on Schweinsteiger after chasing thirty yards to get him? He deserved a goal today for sure.

Oh and yeah, Mesut Ozil’s best game in an Arsenal shirt. He’s unreal.

Paul
Paul

Wow! Great from Wenger!

GraysGooner
GraysGooner

Alexis has to be dropped. Anyone who cannot bag a hat trick against that shambles isn’t good enough for us. No wonder barca got rid! Lol, another two seasons like this and Thierry can start to worry!

Aedan
Aedan

You tried to give Alexis a 20 didn’t you blogs, you sly dog you!

mike
mike

Fenway Group watching Arsenal game and decide to poop on the party. Tomorrow was a good day as any. Can’t buy class. How about that game!

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

Part pooping bastards! What are they smoking over there?

Gutbukket Deffrolla
Gutbukket Deffrolla

Party pooping bastards! What are they smoking over there?

Arsepedant
Arsepedant

I thought “part pooping” was better. They can’t even get taking a shit right.

Gareth
Gareth

You are going to have to schedule a special arseblogs at the pub every Monday till the end of the season. Clearly some magic happened.

Alex Partridge
Alex Partridge

2 for his 2 goals you silly sausages. What a beautiful day this is.

Mpls
Mpls

He’s got a lot more scoring to do if he wants to keep his arseblog season average up!

Stillmatic
Stillmatic

Probably the sweetest victory I can’t remember since that 2-1 vs Barca.

And yes, I include the fa cup games send finals in that one. There’s nothing sweeter than finally roasting those cunts.

shitbird
shitbird

A ten pint night for blogs

rugrat
rugrat

What does Monreal need to do to move up from a season average of 5.5?!! He’s been solid since the start but for some reason his average rating is even lower than that of Gibbs!

Cagooner
Cagooner

Bonus rating – seeing Theo full of energy, showing good positional sense as CF and tracking back to win slide tackle in centre circle. He was a different player today and it’s great to see.

Second bonus rating – seeing everyone involved at Arsenal (AW, players, fans) shove LVG’s “when we beat Arsenal” up his arse.

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

He’s been growing into the role all season. I didn’t say anything when people were shouting that he’s not a CF, empty vessels make the most noise!

shgooner
shgooner

A brilliant win today to shit on United’s hopes of challenging for the title. Their next 6 matches include Everton, Palace, Leciester away and City at home. We ended the solid run they were on and hopefully started a run of defeats in which they lose points and confidence. Our players have to build on this victory and perform like this in all matches. If we do and seriously challenge but end up second to City with a difference of a few points we will all be gutted but at the same time we will applause the team for their effort. That is what the players have to understand. Treat every match seriously, don’t give away cheap goals, and take the chances we get. That is all we can ask of them.

Rich
Rich

Agree support the players, and agree Arsene got it spot on today.
But Rosicky, Wilshere, Arteta, Flamini all injured Again, we knew Welbeck was out until at least Xmas, applauding for coming close? We’ll have a decent season, play some great football, but ultimately come up short because our squad isn’t at the desired level to compete on four fronts.
We should have bought another DM at the very least.

Mootilated
Mootilated

Yesterday afternoon I felt like I saw the birth of a new Arsenal. I do not want to get my hopes up too much as the same thing happened last season against City; but for some reason it felt different. Our blistering attack actually made me say ”wow! we can actually scare the big teams into submission now!” we genuinely looked like we were making Manchester United shit their pants and that has not happened in a long time. We must improve from here on out and make sure we stick to a cohesive game plan. It was a performance we haven’t seen in years. 10/10

Sanjeev
Sanjeev

Bonus rating: seeing Chelsea and their clown of a manager that far down the table. 10/10.

Come on you reeeeeds!

Gooner Rises
Gooner Rises

Might be a bit early but Walcott is really impressing so wenger knows best huh. And to all those that said ozil hides in big games PFFF.

Arsenalista
Arsenalista

I think we should start getting worried, harry kane is back among the goals…………oh wait.
LVG the plank, when we get three points at the Emirates he said. Yeah right Van Gaal, you have a head like a turkey and you were lucky to escape with a 3-0 loss.

Joblow
Joblow

Usually i come here
1. backing the team
2. giving Ozil stick for not taking the shot
3. Walcott for not coming for the ball
4. Ozil/Walcott not making an effort on defensive duty
but today i would just like to say the guys did well, the crowd did its part, fans commenting on the blogs are today all positive and the players did their selves justice including the manager.
Thank you Arsenal for such a blessed day as the World is at peace!!

Joblow
Joblow

To be a Gooner/Gunner
Usually i come here
1. backing the team
2. giving Ozil stick for not taking the shot
3. Walcott for not coming for the ball
4. Ozil/Walcott not making an effort on defensive duty
but today i would just like to say the guys did well, the crowd did its part, fans commenting on the blogs are today all positive and the players did their selves justice including the manager.
Thank you Arsenal for such a blessed day as the World is at peace!!

David
David

Bonus point. Making my Manure supporting cousin wear an arsenal shirt to the game just to get in with my season ticket and then seeing his face on 10 minutes

David
David

Bonus point 10/10. Making my Manure supporting cousin wear an arsenal shirt to the game just to get in with my season ticket and then seeing his face on 10 minutes. Priceless…

wellarsed
wellarsed

Unless we concede that Man U have been flattering to deceive in recent weeks & are really just shit (& I am inclined to think there’s something of that in this), then this is clear proof that we can stuff any team on our day. The challenge now is one of consistency. If we can do it today, when we really needed it – and many thought we wouldn’t – then we should be able to do it most days. This result convinces me our problems lie in pre-match preparation and concentration on the field.

Wow, what a ripper today!

loose_cannon
loose_cannon

Something that really struck me was how much stronger our bench was than theirs. We still have Wilshere, Rosicky and Welbeck to come back too!

Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding
Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding

What will it take for Wenger to accept that Sanchez has got to be dropped? If he didn’t work that out after today’s performance (the proof- 2/10 when everyone else got 10/10) then he has clearly lost it. Sack the board.

QWERTY
QWERTY

Yeah! Alexix OUT!

Mark
Mark

We are so much stronger a team when we press high as we did for the first goal and also in some of our best starts in the CL matches at home (like vs Napoli). I would far rather see us be aggressive like that early on defensive and go at them then sit back as Wenger often likes to.

We did have a lot of risky turnovers in our def third by Carzola and Ramsey among others, but great play from the back four and Cech to snuff out any problems.

Best 20 minutes of football I’ve seen from Arsenal for some time.

Ooziilll

coquelin is monster… i say give 10 to every player after this victory… me too after a pub,, I LOVE ARSENAL..

Getso gunner
Getso gunner

Why the interlull now??

fellaini drops mic!
fellaini drops mic!

I’d give 10/10 to roonery for being worse compared to abysmal. The guy’s falling with the same speed he burst onto the scene with. Bad for England, I know, but seeing him throw his hands up in the air for a ferking non-foul in the box just sums his recent seasons up. The drinks and smokes are really catching up at 30.

Simonetta Ozilista
Simonetta Ozilista

Why is nobody mentioning how GREAT that delicious masterpiece of a footballer named MESUT OZIL has been today!? *hiccups*

shokim
shokim

Theo has improved leaps and bounds in my opinion. Didn’t score but assisted in Ozil’s goal & tracked back too.

Brilliant goals by Alexis. My MOTM goes to Ozil!

Peetah
Peetah

Fortunately there’s an international break so that Alexis can get the rest he deserves and nurse that knock he got today.

Unfortunately there’s an international break and Alexis will fly to Chile because he doesn’t have the word “rest” in his vocabulary.

Bless his cotton socks and come home safely, Alexis

Wolfgang
Wolfgang

One win especially over MU does not make Arsenal outright epl winners.
I think Cech’s key role cannot be underestimated.If Wenger had put him for the match in the cl things could have been different.
Now WEnger must go on a winning streak of at least 5/6 epl games to take advantage of
this massive win. For now the critics will lay off. still think the cd is an area of concern.
The bg maybe a good passer but we need solid and uncompromising defenders. That’s how trophies are won.
Btw,there are no easy games in the epl.WH were flyin g until held to a draw by Sunderland.

Mpls
Mpls

I like to smile sometimes and be happy.

JustAGooner
JustAGooner

Welcome back Gabriel! We have never conceded this when you play 90 minutes…
Out of topic, dont you think giggs looks older than lvg?

PodB
PodB

they are like brothers … oh dear

JustAGooner
JustAGooner

Welcome back Gabriel! We have never conceded this season when you play 90 minutes…
Out of topic, dont you think giggs looks older than lvg?

Sammyoras
Sammyoras

-0/10 for me for doubting if we could win today. We’ve sent out a message with this result so consistency should be our next target

Hal Block Arsenal
Hal Block Arsenal

I would have loved to see us turn the screw and make ti 6-0. But our overall display was so dominant, the effect was essentially the same.

ruel

Good win, showed that arsenal can play, the attack was a lot more direct, ozil actually scored, which i would like to see more of if he is going to be in the number 10 position.

Ramsay still not scoring, but actually played well, even with the errors he made, he showed a lovely bit of skill for our second or third goal and did work in the middle of the park defensively

We will have to wait for the next game

Jack4343
Jack4343

How do you put a cherry on top of this brillant Sunday? Hearing the Swansea fans mocking the Spuds singing Harry Kane, he scores when he wants after his hilarious own goal. Even Mike Dean couldn’t help them get 3 points.

ziz
ziz

Was sanchez in that game?…….yeahhh he fucking was celebrating his top class goals! COYG!

Goonads
Goonads

Combined Arsenal-United 11:

Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Sanchez, Ozil, Ramsey, Walcott

Conchetumadre
Conchetumadre

Never thought i was going to like a man this much.
Alexis has become almost a legend for this club. What a player!