Arsenal 2 Man City 2: Player ratings as Jack Wilshere impresses

Arsenal 2 Man City 2: Player ratings as Jack Wilshere sparkles for the Gunners at The Emirates

By Alex Peace
Man City


Wojciech Szczesny Nothing he could do about the first goal, perhaps could have done better with the second. 6/10

Mathieu Debuchy Rarely got forward to any great effect and went off injured with 10 minutes to go. 6

Per Mertesacker Generally solid but struggled when players were running at him. 6

Laurent Koscielny Carried the ball out of defence, and won his fair share of challenges in the air and on the ground. 6

Nacho Monreal Struggled against the pace of Navas and didn’t do enough to prevent the first goal. 5

Mathieu Flamini Dominated Lampard in the first half, not as effective in the second. 6

Jack Wilshere (Man of the match) Good performance, driving Arsenal forward. A great touch and finish to level the match with 27 minutes remaining. 8

Aaron Ramsey Really good ball to set up Wilshere to equalise, rarely wasted possession. 7

Alexis Sanchez Dribbled and ran at City superbly. Scored a stunning goal to give Arsenal the lead in the 74th minute. 8

Mesut Ozil The least effective of Arsenal’s attacking players. A disappointing performance. 5

Danny Welbeck Lively and perhaps should have grabbed a goal on his Arsenal debut. 7


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain N/A

Calum Chambers N/A

Mikel Arteta N/A

Man City

Joe Hart No chance with either goal, controlled his penalty area well. A commanding presence in the air. 6

Pablo Zabaleta Booked and struggled against Sanchez in the first half but much improved in the second. 6

Vincent Kompany Dominant in the air and marshaled his defence well. 7

Martin Demichelis Good header to get City back to 2-2, solid in defence as well. 7

Gael Clichy A good performance on his return to The Emirates. Made some smart runs going forward. 6

Fernandinho Slow start but grew into the game and started dominating the midfield. Substituted with City needing an equaliser. 8

Frank Lampard Struggled to get involved and booked for a late challenge on Ramsey. Subbed at half time. 5

Jesus Navas His pace made him a threat on the break and a great ball to set up Aguero for 1-0. 7

David Silva Really effective for City in the final third after a sloppy start to the game. 7

James Milner Not that involved on the left side of midfield but more consistent in the middle of the park. 6

Sergio Aguero Great run and finish to open the scoring, looked dangerous but subbed with 25 minutes to go. 7


Samir Nasri Came on at half-time and gave Debuchy problems. 6

Edin Dzeko Caused Arsenal problems in the air but probably should have won it for City. 6

Aleksandar Kolarov Great corner to make it 2-2. Looked dangerous in a left-wing position. 6

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