Guest Post: Arsenal Player Ratings

Arsenal proved that they are back on form and certainly in contention for the fourth spot by winning their 8th game in 9 matches with a thrilling win over Chelsea. This was largely thanks to RVP who scored a hat trick and his 33rd goal of the year. Here are the payer ratings:

Szczesny 6 Should've been sent off which would have ruined our chances. A couple of good saves.

Djourou 6.5 After falling over, again (surely he needs new boots), in the first minutes to allow Cole in twice he picked himself up slightly and didn't make too many mistakes

Koscielny 9 Fantastic performance, probably the best defender on the pitch.

Mertesacker 6.5 Slow and incumbersome. Gave away two goals after poor marking of both Lampard and Terry allowing them to win headers. Also has the turning circle of an oil tanker.

Santos 6 After a shocking first half in which he was easily beaten by Bosingwa and was slow getting back he had a good second half. He finished well to get the vital equaliser and made some good strong tackles. However his mistake did lead to the Mata goal

Ramsey 8.5 Superb passing, especially for the Gervinho goal and looked very assured on the ball

Arteta 7 Provided a good pass for the final goal but other than that lacked much other creativity

Song 6 Poor passing, giving the ball away on numerous occasions. Although he made a few good covering tackles, but he did allow Mata to get away from him to score.

Walcott 8 One of his best displays. Scored a fantastic goal with a very confident finish and also showed some creativity.

Van Persie 9.5 A fantastic hat trick winning the game for us. Only blemish was a poor miss in the opening minutes.

Gervinho 7.5 Unselfish play after a great run to set up Van Persie for his first goal. Could have got back more when Santos was struggling but other than that showed some spark.

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  1. Arteta wants Arsenal to buy

    Agen Bola reported, Mikel Arteta believes that investment is needed this summer if Arsenal are once again to challenge for major honours.

    Having endured humiliating domestic cup exits to Bradford City and Blackburn and lost the home leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 3-1 to Bayern Munich, the Gunners’ trophy drought looks set to extend to eight years.

    Arteta feels that the gap between the north Londoners and league leaders Manchester United is ‘unacceptable’ and warns that the board must realise that they are falling behind the competition before it is too late.

    “With 10 games to go and to be 24 points behind (the leaders), it’s an impossible catch and that, for me, is unacceptable,” the midfielder told as reported by Indo Eleven.

    “We can’t be in that position because we have the best basic structure I’ve ever seen at a football club.

    “Great philosophy, good players, we’ve got financial backing to do whatever we want, unbelievable crowds for the stadium. Let’s go for it!

    “Staying in the Champions League is massive. If we don’t get in those spots it makes everything much more difficult.

    “To any team with top players, you have to ask what’s going to happen. There’s only one answer: we want to improve the team.

    “We want to be better and next season we want to get more points, which means we will have won more games. I think the board know that and, hopefully, this summer we’ll do something about it.

    “When I decided to leave Everton and join Arsenal, playing in the Champions League was a major factor,” Arteta said.

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  2. Klopp struggles for words to describe win
    Agen Bola reported, Jurgen Klopp was at a loss to explain Borussia Dortmund’s dramatic progression to the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday.
    The Germans appeared dead and buried when Malaga’s Eliseu struck to put the visitors 2-1 ahead on the night, and on aggregate, with just eight minutes remaining of an epic second-leg clash at Signal Iduna Park.
    However, Marco Reus made it 2-2 in the first minute of injury time before Felipe Santana scrambled home the most sensational of late winners to spark delirium in Dortmund.
    “I can’t explain this,” Klopp confessed to Sky Sport. “Yet I was a witness, too! as reported by Indo Eleven.
    “Everybody was close to a heart attack at the end! This is what football should be like, this is the most positive side of football.
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  3. Manchester United midfielder Anderson set to join Fiorentina on loan

    Agen Bola terpercaya reported - The Brazilian, who has made just four Premier League appearances this season, is currently in Florence ahead of a medical, with the deal set to be announced on Thursday.
    According to reports in the Italian media, Anderson was keen on joining Fiorentina on a full-time basis but United vetoed the proposal in favour of a set €6.5 million [£5.4m] fee in the reported by City Holiday.
    Anderson arrived at Old Trafford from Porto in a big-money move in 2007 with the reputation of an attacking midfielder, but has scored just nine goals in 179 appearances.
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