Arsenal player ratings: Mixed day for Xhaka, Mustafi struggles plus more

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 5 no dice But how did the Arsenal players perform at Palace? Below you can see talkSPORT.com’s player ratings for Unai Emery’s men.Bernd Leno – 6He’ll be disappointed with conceding two goals but Leno looked very assured throughout the game and could not have done a great deal about both penalties as they were well placed by Milivojevic.Hector Bellerin – 5Missed a glorious chance to give Arsenal the lead early in the game but wanted too much time on the ball. Replaced at half-time by Stephan Lichtsteiner with an injury.Shkodran Mustafi – 3Gave away a needless penalty on the stroke of half-time which put Arsenal behind and ultimately contributed to his side failing to win the game.Arsenal fans tear into Mustafi for giving away penalty 5 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Xhaka celebrates his second-half goal There was no record-breaking twelfth straight victory for Arsenal as they were pegged back to a 2-2 draw away atCrystal Palace.Two penalties from Luka Milivojevic either side of strikes from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured the spoils were shared in an intense Premier League encounter. This is the first time since August Arsenal have failed to win a game RANKED Lucas Torreira – 5Emery will be disappointed Palace got as much joy going forward as they did considering Arsenal were playing two defensive midfielders. Not Torreira’s best game for the Gunners.Matteo Guendouzi – 6The youngster had a few nice moments and picked up a yellow card to break up a threatening Palace attack at the end but along with Torreira could have had more control of the game as the home side looked for their equaliser.Alex Iwobi – 5Iwobi was not as effective as he has been this season and didn’t offer a great deal to his side going forward.Mesut Ozil – 6A decent display from Ozil even if his work wasn’t always noticed. However, when taken off midway through the second-half, the German was visibly upset and appeared to snub a handshake with his manager. REVEALED Lacazette will rue his missed chance in the first-half Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7Aubameyang struggled to get into the game at points but was alert enough to get a goal in the second-half which almost got his side the three points and a record-breaking win.Alexandre Lacazette – 6Missed a very good chance to give his side the lead in the first-half and was very lucky to avoid being penalised for a crafty handball in the lead up to Aubameyang’s goal. Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 5 huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Gooners may have preferred the man on the right in the team instead of Mustafi MONEY SUB – Stephan Lichtsteiner – 6The full-back came on for Bellerin at half-time and helped give Arsenal that extra oomph at first but struggled to deal with the likes of Meyer and Zaha later in the second-half.SUB – Danny Welbeck – 4Welback rather surprisingly came on for Ozil and really struggled to get in touch with the speed and intensity of the game.SUB – Aaron Ramsey – N/AFailed to do anything of note in his brief time on the pitch. Ramsey’s Arsenal future looks increasingly ominous. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Rob Holding – 6He was no where near as bad as his centre-half partner but Holding sometimes struggled when the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Max Meyer got on the ball in the second-half.Granit Xhaka – 7Xhaka was once again being used in a make-shift left-back role but the Switzerland international acquitted himself well. A brilliant free-kick brought Arsenal back into the contest and Xhaka was very unlucky to be penalised for fouling Zaha for Palace’s second penalty. ADVICE BEST OF 5 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ozil was not in the game as much as he would have liked last_img read more