The first North London derby of the season ends in a draw to continue both teams unbeaten runs. Arsenal took the lead through a Wimmer own goal before Koscielny conceded a penalty to allow Kane to level the match. The game was fairly even throughout although, Arsenal were dominant in the last 25 minutes of each half.
Cech – 7 – Made a good save from Eriksen but nearly cost Arsenal when slipping outside of his box.
Bellerin – 7 – Played well offensively and defensively.
Mustafi – 7 – Had a couple of nervous moments but did well generally. Mustafi showed his leadership skills in the first half as he was barking out orders.
Koscielny – 6 – Conceded a lot of cheap fouls as well as the penalty.
Monreal – 7 – Looked solid defensively throughout and made a great block in the second half.
Coquelin – 7 – Coquelin was solid throughout showing the passion which all Arsenal fans demand. A couple of excellent tackles in the first half before he was substituted.
Xhaka – 7 – Was disciplined all game and played well alongside Coquelin.
Walcott – 6 – Had a quiet game but did hit the post with a thunderous shot.
Ӧzil – 8 – Ӧzil was excellent all match and was involved in all the good things and grabbed an assist for the own goal.
Iwobi – 6 – Should have scored in the first half but didn’t look like he was in the game that much.
Sanchez – 6 – Was quiet for most of the afternoon but did look a threat when he got in behind.
Ramsey – 6 – Had a couple of shots once he came on but didn’t have much influence.
Giroud – 6 – Looked a threat in the air and gave Arsenal another option.
Oxlade – Chamberlain – 6 – Didn’t have any impact apart from giving fouls away.
Overall, a point was fair enough and means we remain unbeaten. There has been an overreaction on social media but this is a good point if you put it into perspective. Arsenal’s next game is Manchester United after the international break which means Arsenal need to try and get a win to keep up the pressure on their rivals.