Walcott Does Not Deserve An Arsenal Shirt Anymore – Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chivas de Guadalajara

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chivas de Guadalajara

Arsenal faced off against Chivas de Guadalajara in their pre-season friendly at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday, after their win over MLS All Stars. Arsene Wenger would have wanted that his side to keep the momentum going and that some of the new stars would settle into the starting eleven soon. The game started off well for the north London giants, who were in good form and scored three goals in just 56 minutes.

Rob Holding, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chuba Akpom and were the scorers for the Premier League side. However, Wenger’s side failed to maintain the clean sheet once again, as a spot-kick scored by Angel Zaldivar reduced the deficit for the Mexican outfit, with just 16 minutes of play remaining, as the game eventually ended 3-1.

Player Ratings:

David Ospina: 3/5

Played a solid 67 minutes in front of goal and bailed out Holding from an embarrassing situation.

Hector Bellerin: 3/5

Did not produce anything special on the night and was taken off at the break.

Calum Chambers: 2.5/5

Uncomfortable at the back on various occasions, though he claimed a headed assist for the Holding goal.

Rob Holding: 3.5/5

Apart from a mistake that cost his side a goal, he looked good at the back and also registered his name on the score-sheet.

Nacho Monreal: 3/5

Looked impressive on the left-wing creating chances for Theo Walcott, though the Englishman wasted them. Taken off at the break.

Francis Coquelin: 2.5/5

Not at his very best in the game and made some rash challenges.

Granit Xhaka: 3.5/5

His distribution was quite good in the game right till the end, though he looked quite reckless at times with his tackling.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 3.5/5

Made some good runs with the ball at his feet, but there was no end product eventually in the first half. Could have done much more, yet he compensated in the second when he scored a brilliant goal, after a solo run.

Santi Cazorla: 3/5

Made some quick, accurate passes and showcased his skill on the ball to keep his side in charge and created some quick attacks.

Alex Iwobi: 2.5/5

Could not do much in the game but found himself in a lot of space at times.

Theo Walcott: 1.5/5

After a pathetic performance in the last game, Walcott once again showed Arsene Wenger why his place is on the bench or rather why he does not deserve an Arsenal shirt anymore.

Substitutes:

Emiliano Martinez: 3/5

Could not save the penalty kick and made a decent save or two apart from that.

Mathieu Debuchy: 2.5/5

Still needs to learn to defend once again, though he looks good when pushing forward.

Kieran Gibbs: 3/5

Looked really good at the back.

Mohamed Elneny: 3.5/5

Came on for Xhaka and added some energy to the attack which helped the Gunners push forward more quickly.

Joel Campbell: 2.5/5

Kept possession of the ball well in the match and looked decent in the game.

Krystian Bielik: 2.5/5

Looked solid in midfield and passed the ball around well after coming on as a sub.

Gedion Zelalem: 3/5

Looked neat on the ball and was impressive playing for Wenger’s first team on the night.

Chuba Akpom: 3.5/5

Looked eager to get the ball at his feet and was hungry for more goals. Was rewarded when he scored the third on the night.

Jeff Reine-Adelaide: 2.5/5

Added an outburst of energy to his side and looked good in the time that he got.

Chris Willock: N/A

Came on and had a decent run in the match.

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Written by Nitish Bhan

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