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Monday, 23 December 2013

Arsenal Player Ratings vs. Chelsea - Ozil poor once more
Wojciech Szczesny: 6/10

Rarely called into action, but made short work of the attempts made on the Arsenal goal.

Bacary Sagna: 7/10

Shackled Eden Hazard well in the first half, and fought tooth and nail to stop the Chelsea attackers from gaining any momentum. 

Per Mertesacker: 7/10

Dominated Fernando Torres from start to finish, Mertesacker had quite a comfortable evening really.

Thomas Vermaelen: 5/10

Thrust into the side in the absence of Laurent Koscielny, the Belgian looked rusty in the first half, but gained confidence as the game wore on. 

Kieran Gibbs: 6/10

Good probing runs in the second half; the England left-back provided the cross that almost led to the winning goal for the Gunners. 

Mikel Arteta: 5/10

Charged with sitting just in front of the back four, the Spaniard was oddly off form. Played some awful long balls, and couldn't make his mark on the midfield. 

Aaron Ramsey: 5/10

Couldn't get into the game, and almost let Chelsea in to score with a shocking pass in the second half. Was a shadow of his normal swashbuckling self.

Tomas Rosicky: 7/10

Passionate and committed throughout, Rosicky bustled about in midfield, keeping things ticking over nicely. 

Mesut Ozil: 5/10

Bar the bust-up with Ivanovic right at the end, the German was barely seen. Seemed unable to adapt to the trying conditions, and yet again, couldn't assert himself in a big game. 

Theo Walcott: 6/10

Tried hard, and was a constant threat; but could not turn his energy into an end product.

Olivier Giroud: 5/10

Missed a glorious chance right at the end, but battled well in the terrible conditions at the Emirates. Was visibly distraught at the end of the match.

What do you reckon? Agree with my ratings? Let me know in the comments!