9.2 – Ozil: record 8 key passes, 6 in the first half, well up for this match – Man of the Match
8.9 – Alexis: 6/6 dribbles, looked like the Alexis of old
8.1 – Monreal: 2 goals this season, got the Gunners back in the game
7.4 – Ramsey (CDM): 7 shots, didn’t play any defense, but did score and assist (dubious assist of all assists)
7.4 – Koscielny: didn’t have much to do, solid passing though at 90%, 9/9 long balls, and led arsenal with 8 clearances – oddly had 0 tackles and 0 interceptions.
7.3 – Lacazette: 2 big chances, movement off the ball created space for teammates
7.2 – Pickford: led Everton in passing with 35, made 9 saves, including 8 saves and 3 saves off big chances in the first half
7.1 – Wilshere: 1 key pass, 1 assist, not much else he could have done!
6.9 – Bellerin: didn’t have much to do and passed the ball poorly (84%)
6.9 – Mertesacker: quiet, didn’t make any mistakes
6.9 – Kolasinac: another awful passing performance at 75% which would be fine for a forward but he also created 0 chances
6.9 – Rooney: didn’t do anything save that goal
6.8 – Niasse: scored a goal, though it looked like he miscontrolled it into the back of the net
6.5 – Baines, Pickle Nik, Kenney, Calvin, Jags, Keane, Coquelin
6.1 – Williams: sacrificed wrongly at half time
6.0 – Davies: I like this kid but he had a nightmare covering the midfield all by himself after his manager took the wrong player off
5.9 – Gylfi Sigurdsson: pundit-driven purchase for Everton – offers nothing aside from set play delivery and is a total liability to a modern football team. If Everton ever want to get serious about spending money, I will gladly help them identify good players (in exchange for money).
5.8 – Xhaka: 83/99 passes, 22 in the final third, 0 key passes, 12/15 long passes, 0 through balls, 0/1 crosses, 2/3 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 error that led to a goal
4 – Cech: 1/3 saves, 1 error, has lost more than just a step in the last two years
3.8 – Gueye: made a tackle to win a goal but lost his team the game with his second yellow