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My Arsenal player ratings from the 3-1 FA Cup loss to United

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Arsenal are out of the FA Cup after being beaten 3-1 by Manchester United at the Emirates earlier tonight.

Here are my Arsenal player ratings from the game:

Petr Cech – It ended up being the 36-year-old’s final FA Cup game and he did ok. Could do nothing for the first two goals but perhaps could have done better with Pogba’s shot which was guided back to Rashford for the third. 5/10

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Was up against it in the right full-back position and struggled at times with United’s speed upfront. Got stuck in though and was pleasing to see. 4.5/10  

Sokratis – Did well before landing awkwardly on his left ankle which saw him leaving the game in the 21st minute. 5/10

Laurent Koscielny – The Frenchman’s positioning for the first goal could have been better but grew as the game went on. Picked up a nasty gash on his jaw in the second-half and was unable to continue. Booked. 5/10

Sead Kolasinac – Got forward well and always offered the overlap when attacking but final ball could have been a lot better. Booked. 5.5/10

Lucas Torreira – Did his job sufficiently without drawing too much attention to himself. 6/10

Granit Xhaka – Played some good, long range balls to get the attack going but struggled to hold position and lack of pace was exposed once again. 5/10

Aaron Ramsey – Started off brightly by making intelligent runs forward and looking for openings. However, the Welshman faded from the game as it ran its course. 5.5/10

Alex Iwobi – Effort should be applauded but the winger was erratic on the ball and decision-making was off. 4.5/10

Alexandre Lacazette – Had two good chances on goal tonight and put in a shift when out of possession as well. 6/10

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Wasn’t given much to feed off but was in the right place at the right time to bag a goal. 6/10


Shkodran Mustafi – On for Sokratis in the 21st minute and his positioning and lack of pace was exploited by United’s forwards. 5/10

Mesut Ozil – Replaced Iwobi in the 64th minute and didn’t do much to influence the game. 5/10  

Matteo Guendouzi – Came on for Koscielny and deployed alongside Torreira in midfield. The Frenchman injected much needed energy in the side but to no avail. Booked. 5/10

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