Date:19th December 2018 at 10:18pm
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Arsenal are out of the Carabao Cup after falling to a 2-0 defeat to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Here are my Arsenal player ratings from tonight’s game at the Emirates:

Petr Cech – Despite conceding two goals which he could do nothing about, the experienced goalkeeper had a fairly quiet night. 5/10

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – He did try hard, but he made a lot of mistakes and was exploited having played out of position at right-back. Moved further up in the second 45 but didn’t cause much of a threat. 3.5/10

Sokratis – Battled hard and was superior in the air but marking was questionable at times. 4/10

Granit Xhaka – Was slow to push up which led to the first goal and misplaced a few passes. Out of position once again and needs to play in midfield if Emery picks him. 4/10

Nacho Monreal – Positioning was poor all night and struggled with the pace of the game. 3/10

Lucas Torreira – Kept position well but look tired and didn’t get into the game as he did the last time the two sides met. 4/10

Matteo Guendouzi – Wanted the ball and composed when in possession. Struggled to track back at times and got booked for it. 4/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Missed an absolute sitter to put Arsenal in front and taken off at the start of the second-half. 3.5/10

Alex Iwobi – Caused a lot of problems for Kieran Trippier but his final ball wasn’t up to standard once again. 5/10

Aaron Ramsey – Did well in the first 45 by trying to make things happen going forward but was anonymous in the second-half on his 350th appearance for the Gunners. 4.5/10

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The Gabon striker didn’t get the right service in the first-half but didn’t do much to want the ball. Moved to left side when Lacazette came on and faded from the game as a result. 3.5/10


Laurent Koscielny – On for Mkhitaryan at the start of the second-half. Still short of match practise as evident from his positioning which contributed to Tottenham’s second. 4/10

Alexandre Lacazette – Replaced Iwobi in the 58th minute to add more attacking prowess and had one decent chance which hit the post. 3.5/10

Eddie Nketiah – Came on for Guendouzi in the 64th minute but never got into the game. Played on the right of the front three. 3/10


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