Date: 5th December 2018 at 10:32pm
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make it 20 games in all competitions unbeaten after drawing 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Here are my player ratings for tonight’s game:

Bernd Leno – Had a relatively quiet game in between the sticks. Made a couple of saves but was not really troubled, despite conceding two goals. 6/10

– Like Kolasinac, Bellerin got forward well and offered another attacking option. Delivery could have been better in the final third and did well defensively as well. 6/10

Rob Holding – His positioning wasn’t great tonight and could have prevented United’s first goal as a result. Only managed 34 minutes of play after picking up a knock. 5/10

– Got stuck in several times and done well not to be outpaced by United’s front three. Fine positioning as always. 6.5/10

Shkodran Mustafi – Headed into the lead and, like Sokratis, done well to contain United’s attack. Booked. 6.5/10   

Sead Kolasinac – Saw a lot of the ball down the left flank but his final ball wasn’t up to scratch. Made a critical error which led to United levelling the game to 2-2. 6/10

Matteo Guendouzi – Found a lot of space in midfield but was unable to dictate play in the middle of the park. Held on to the ball a bit too long at times which led to United regaining possession. 6/10

Torreira – Didn’t replicate the performance he had against Spurs last Sunday, but the Uruguayan made some decent challenges throughout and crossed the ball from a corner which led to ’s first goal of the night. Booked. 6.5/10   

Alex Iwobi – The 22-year-old was below-par once again tonight. Final ball and decision making was lacking. Like Holding, he could have done better defensively for United’s first goal. Lucky to play 64 minutes. 4.5/10

Aaron Ramsey – Always looked to create and find pockets in midfield to dictate play but to no avail. Picked up a knock late in the first-half and was replaced by Mkhitaryan in the second 45. 5.5/10

– Struggled to get into the game in the first 45 due to the lack of delivery to him. Did better in the second-half after Lacazette came on. Possibly should have won the game late on if not for a De Gea’s save. 6/10


Stephan Lichtsteiner – Replaced Holding in 36th minute and did well on the right side of the back three. 6/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – On for Ramsey at the start of the second half and tried to make things happen going forward. Set-up ’s second and could have got on the score-sheet as well. 6/10

Alexandre Lacazette – Came on for Iwobi in the 64th minute and offered more than his replacement going forward. Uncertain if he scored or not, in any case, he was there and got the 2-1 lead. 6/10