Arsenal player ratings vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches across all competitions after they secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

The north London giants came into the game on the back of successive league draws but they could not cease the streak after they were up against a lively Wolverhampton Wanderers side.

The visitors created the more number of chances at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners were eventually lucky to seal a point after some smart shot-stopping from Bernd Leno.

Player Ratings:

Bernd Leno: The German impressed in the previous meeting against Liverpool with key saves and he continued the form against Wolves where he denied both Helder Costa and Adama Traore from point-blank range to save the Gunners’ blushes – 9/10

Hector Bellerin: Bellerin was a constant figure on the opponent side of the field and he could have bagged an assist had Aubameyang not fluffed his lines. His movement however left spaces behind to exploit – 6/10

Shkodran Mustafi: Another shaky performance from the German. Mustafi did not look comfortable with the aerial threat from Raul Jimenez in the first period but the second half saw some improvement on this regard – 5.5/10

Rob Holding: The Englishman endured a similar run to Mustafi in the backline and was vulnerable at the end where Adama Traore outrun him on the counter-attack which nearly led to Wolves’ winner – 5/10

Sead Kolasinac: A disappointing day for the Bosman, who could not make a meaningful impact on either side of the field. Kolasinac failed to get any meaningful crosses into the box whilst the Gunners’ highline meant he had a tough time dealing with Costa’s runs – 5/10

Granit Xhaka: A poor performance from the midfielder, who is usually praised for his distribution skills. The Swiss’ lack of positional awareness cost in the form of opening goal for Wolves and he thereafter mistimed his passes on numerous occasions – 5/10

Lucas Torreira: The Uruguayan has quickly turned into a fan favourite and he continued the good run of form with key interceptions on a tough evening for the team. He also tested goalkeeper Rui Patricio with a rare attempt on goal for the Gunners – 7/10

Alex Iwobi: The attacker tried to spearhead the Gunners’ comeback during the first period but he could not provide much in terms of a threat in the box before being substituted at the half-time break – 6/10

Mesut Ozil: Ozil had one of those days which the fans have become accustomed in the past. The German played in his shadows and dropped deep on many occasions to get hold of possession without any by-product – 5/10

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Aubameyang was visibly average during the Europa League game at Sporting and the same kind of form was evident versus Wolves. He was a rare threat in the box and messed up a glorious scoring chance after slicing the frame of goal – 5.5/10

Alexandre Lacazette: The Frenchman has been key to the club’s comeback in recent matches but he could not produce a similar effort on Sunday. Lacazette impressed with his workrate but could not get a clear sight of goal against a solid Wolves backline – 6/10

Substitutes:

Mateo Guendouzi: Lacazette’s compatriot provided the added energy and commitment required during the second period and he was impressive with his distribution without any outcome – 6/10

Aaron Ramsey: The Welshman did not make much of an impact from the bench, barring one unmarked run which nearly carved the equaliser for the Gunners. He was provided the assist for Mkhitaryan’s fortuitous cross-cum-shot that sneaked in – 6/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Similarly to Ramsey, Mkhitaryan could not transform the game and he was rather wasteful with his crossing. However, one of those levelled the scores on the far post after the Wolves backline fail to intercept the delivery – 6.5/10

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