The player ratings: Arsenal vs Liverpool


PETR CECH: A poor effort from the usually-reliable Arsenal stopper: 5/10

HECTOR BELLERIN: Always driving forward with pace, but not effective enough: 5

LAURENT KOSCIELNY (CAPT): Woefully out of sorts at the back when Liverpool threatened: 4

NACHO MONREAL: Another to struggle when Liverpool squeezed forward: 4

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES: Exposed out of position and up against the in-form Mohamed Salah: 4

JACK WILSHERE: A quiet night from one of the men expected to drive the pace: 5

GRANIT XHAKA: His goal a complete fluke that failed to mask a poor effort: 4

ALEX IWOBI: Struggled to find an influence on proceedings: 5

MESUT OZIL: Fine finish for the equaliser, solid enough overall despite poor first-half: 6

ALEXIS SANCHEZ: Grafted all night and took his goal well: 7

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE: Played the key role in Ozil’s goal, and kept battling away: 7


THEO WALCOTT (for Sanchez, 88): Precious little time for an impact: 6

SHKODRAN MUSTAFI (for Monreal, 46): Another to struggle when Liverpool raced forward: 5

DANNY WELBECK (for Iwobi, 77): Could not make anything happen in a short cameo: 5


SIMON MIGNOLET: Awful effort all-round, mistakes galore and clearly at fault for Xhaka’s goal: 4

JOE GOMEZ: Quiet night overall even when Liverpool pushed forward: 5

DEJAN LOVREN: Failed to take charge when the pressure came on: 6

RAGNAR KLAVAN: Average effort overall as Liverpool buckled in the second-half onslaught: 5

ANDREW ROBERTSON: Unable to influence proceedings markedly at either end: 6

JORDAN HENDERSON (CAPT): Early injury robbed him of any lasting impact: 5

EMRE CAN: Put himself about and fought to provide continuity for the Reds: 6

MOHAMED SALAH: A constant threat and another fine showing from the in-form Egypt star: 8

PHILIPPE COUTINHO: Took his goal well and had an effective night: 7

SADIO MANE: Quiet by his lofty standards but still threatened with sheer pace: 7

ROBERTO FIRMINO: Put Arsenal under consistent pressure for much of the night: 7


GEORGINIO WIJNALDUM (for Mane, 79): Added drive with fresh legs: 7

JAMES MILNER (for Henderson, 11): Solid shift from the ultra professional: 7

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (for Coutinho, 83): Unable to make a high-profile cameo against his former club: 6