[Ratings] 3-0 Magnificent Van Persie Gets Grant Hammered!

A master class from Robin van Persie who scored twice and set up Theo Walcott, as ruthless Arsenal put the final nail in Avram Grant’s coffin with a 3-0 victory at Upton Park.

Arsenal Ratings

Szczesny : 7.5/10 (Made a fine save at 1-0 after a very poor back pass by Johan Djourou, Looked very confidant)

Koscielny : 7.5/10 ( Very good game, didnt put a foot wrong in 90mins)

Djourou : 4.5/10 ( His first half was 1 of the worst ive even seen by a pro footballer, This was the old Djourou and not the player who Arsenal Action have given 3 MOTM awards to this season. Looked like he was drunk and was unable to stay on his feet. Much better in the 2nd half but a massive worry)

Clichy : 7.0/10 (Back to his best, Pace and power down the left )

Eboue : 7.0/10 (Great game by Eboue, Didnt put a foot wrong and looked dangerous going forward. Linked up well with Walcott))

Fabregas : 7.5/10  (Everything went threw him. Played well)

Nasri : 7.0/10 ( Didn’t have his best game but still looked dangerous. Had a hand in the first goal with a nice step over )

Walcott : 8.5/10 ( Great game. Set up the first, scored the 2nd and won the pen for the 3rd. Ripped the left back apart)

Song : 7.0/10 (Did his job, nothing flash. Won the ball gave it to Cesc. Well played )

Wilshere : 7.5/10 (Decent game and almost scored with a great hit from outside the box. Overall a tided game)

Van Persie : 9.0/10 ( This is what we have been missing, World class. Linked the play well, scored a fine first goal with his right boot and then stepped up and blasted the pen home. Great to have a fit RVP back and playing well. Lets all hope he can stay injury free now )

Subs Gibbs, Denilson, Arshavin (N/A)

Man Of the Match: Robin Van Persie

Moment of the Match : Arsenal away fans ” You’re getting sack in an hour”

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  1. King Richard

    January 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Sorry bud, if you can’t see a player in Djourou, take your milk bottle bottom lenses back to the opticians. He made a few mistakes today but no way is he a massive worry! No way at all. One of the worst displays you’ve ever seen by a professional footballer! Have you been drinking paraffin mate!!!

  2. viktor

    January 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    harsh on djourou only had 2 worrying moments as i can recall and other than that he was solid! otherwise i agree with the ratings though jack, theo, rvp and clichy where all great today.

  3. guy

    January 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    ok, so im not sure i entirely agree with your djourou rating, but i do agree this was his worst game this season. He didnt play great but still did his job well enough. Positioning was slightly out all game which meant he made mistakes. best proven by his run through the west ham defence. not sure i agree with your kos rating either. its a cb pairing, which means if djourou isnt playing well kos should step up and be noticably stronger. the fact i noticed djourou making the blocks even though he was playing bad and didnt see kos playing strongly makes me think djourou still carried him. this would cost us in a game where we didnt have 80 percent possession

  4. kay

    January 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I do not agree with your rating of Djourou,though he was responsible for the poor back pass to the keeper. He played well for the rest of the game

  5. JSP

    January 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Djourou worst performance by a professional footballer?????? Have you been watchinh Arshavin recently!!!

    We perform better when Arshavin is out of the team.

  6. Mik

    January 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I agree with your Djourou rating. If Koscienly or Squillaci would have played like this everyone would be all over them. For whatever reason Djourou got a big fanbase and they never see any faults with him. He played terrible in pre season but I am glad that except for the game today he stepped up his game.

  7. irish gooner

    January 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    nice to see nasri taking of the set pieces today,about bloody time,RVP is back thank god!!!!,,,,,,come on spurs 2morrow,,,wilshere played his best game in a while aswell,,,,,excellent performanc from the lads 2day,,,,,its devils bit time 🙂

  8. adafabregas

    January 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Eboue was dreadful, not sure how you can say he had a good game.

  9. puppyguts

    January 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    eboue – didnt put a foot wrong’- i think his positioning was very poor at times, song covered his arse on more than one occasion.

    bit harsh on djourou, hes been starting alot of games recently,

  10. yusuf

    January 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    JD’s first half performance was the worst youve seen by a pro footballer? did you not see Wayne Bridge today????

  11. Dan

    January 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Djourou got caught in the mess due to Eboue’s dire positional sense (had a poor game defensively). Djourou ended up covering his arse more than he should have. I agree he didn’t have his best game but he by hell wasn’t worthy of a 4.5 rating

  12. 9jagunnet

    January 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Djourou and Eboue were awful, especially in the first half. 4.5

  13. Ibrahim

    January 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I said that very often lately and say it again. Injuries will decide our season and not any other factor. RVP, Fabrigas, song, Wallcott and nasri must stay fit.

    The last cup games gave everybody the impression that we have an A team and a B team which is understandable … BUT we did not see all the possible combinations from the following .. Nasri, Arshavin, Fabrigas, Chamach, Wallcott, RVP, Rosiscy. I can imagine many strong combinations to rotate in all competetions.

  14. Arsene knows

    January 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Superb, this is our arsenal, so proud of em, we are so close to fulfilling arsenes vision, the manager of the decade, he will do it, the whole of football globally knows he is the best, he won it unbeaten and now he alone is going to do it how platini wants it and has changed the rules, every club will have to copy what aw has already done
    …. but whu were crap, worse than Ipswich to be fair, still u can only beat who is in front of u, djourou had an awful first half but did better in the 2nd, but wait, where are all the arsene haters? They only want to bitch about us, they want us to lose, They make me sick… These web haters, they are playing playststion while waiting for our next bad performance, of course there will be… then they will be happy with their bile….
    Me? I bought my nou camp tickets the day after we lost to Ipswich, I’m a ‘supporter’ and I love the club thru the good and bad, I was there next to the scum fans when they tore us apart in the league cup & there when we won it unbeaten, it’s the downs that make the ups so great, mind u the scum ain’t done it for 50 years, 19 61-2011
    Come on u rip roarers
    Arsene knows

  15. jeremy

    January 16, 2011 at 12:54 am

    As soon as you said Eboue didnt put a foot wrong i stopped reading. He was horrible defensively and his positioning was way off to name a few of his errors.

  16. piken79

    January 16, 2011 at 2:10 am

    JD made 2 errors but he was not bad, I think you were also generous with eboue rating..going forward he was good but he let too many balls get behind him. I guess thats what happens when you don’t play that often, I thought cesc, theo and rvp were particularly impressive. lets win the “easy” games at home or all of this will be a waste.

  17. Roger

    January 16, 2011 at 2:26 am

    You suck donkey dick, how can you say that about JD. Shame on you fuckface.

  18. dimi

    January 16, 2011 at 3:44 am

    JD was way better then the rating you gave him! come on now! But anyway I’m so proud of the lads. Great game. We are sooooo in this race!!

  19. Emau

    January 16, 2011 at 6:26 am

    RVP was great
    they should now hammer leeds utd, and ipswich town in da carling cup.

  20. Dzombo

    January 16, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Eboue is no longer a fullback for me. He left Djourou to cover for him and west ham used his wing mostly which saw Djourou struglle to play in both RB and CB. Djourou is now a complete first choice for Arsenal i dont see that changing he will partner TV5 at such he should play like one he was sloopy today and nervous to the player of his quality that is very worring and i fully share your sentiments. I think Song deserved more he is realy a hard ironman he is very detrimental as well to rhe opposition. Theo needs composure to become the star he aspires to be. Fabregas was fab Jack was sweet to watch RVP is world class at his best generaly i was impressed.

  21. big ernie

    January 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Sorry mate you didn’t watch the same game as me !

    1) RVP played really well, like a striker should. The only reason it stands out is that we have a forward doing what he should do against the team propping up the table.

    2) JD made a couple of errors, but did you not see the bigger picture ? He was running around like a headless Chicken, not because he is a bad player, but because he had to try and cover two positions (especially in the first half). Eboue was nowhere ! so JD had to watch in front of him and and to the right. When the couple of dodgy moments occurred who was there with him to help him out who he could pass to ? I agree that he has had better games, but this was not all his fault – Mr Eboue please stand up ! …….. I personally would have put Gibbs at rightback, even though he’s a leftie

    3) How can Songs performance be overlooked ? He broke the play up constantly never seemed to miss a tackle, was strong and his passing today was good. He was either told too or spotted it and decided to cover for Eboue as he or Wenger could see the JD had too much to do on that side. For me, Song was pushing for MOTM …….

    A good performance at last and may it be a spring board, so lets enjoy and put it in perspective. This was the team at the bottom of the table, who have no confidence (look at Cole’s miss) and know that the will be getting a new manager this week. Added to that, if they can’t beet that defence which the chances they have, they also know they are going down !

    The test will be this week, how will we match up to a team that are a bit closer to a Wembley final. Who will play with heart, passion and have a desire to win, the three things we seem to have lost recently …….. We’ve got to match their heart, passion and desire, this will be the test for us and if we can, I believe we can win something this year, if we don’t …. same owd same owd …. C’mon Arsenal, show us you can do it !

  22. Ronan

    January 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    At least check your spelling after making a post, mate.

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