Arsenal player ratings vs Bournemouth: Aubameyang scores, but star endures HORROR display
Arsenal secured a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth after a pulsating clash at the Vitality Stadium.
The Gunners went ahead through a spectacular Jefferson Lerma own goal, before Josh King levelled the score, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to swipe home the winner.
Several Arsenal stars enjoyed big displays, but one star endured a torrid performance, among the worst individual displays of the Gunners’ season.
Take a look below to reveal our Arsenal player ratings against Bournemouth.
Bernd Leno – 7
Confident and composed between the sticks with a couple of big saves. Some of the shots he faced shouldn’t have been allowed to reach him.
Shkodran Mustafi – 5
Gave Callum Wilson far too much space and time in the build-up to Josh King’s strike. Lacks in-game intelligence.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 5
Unusually shaken at the back. Looked sluggish and resorted to wrestling attackers as opposed to putting challenges in.
Rob Holding – 7
Commanded the defence despite being the young head among the three centre-backs. He led by example and looked very comfortable on the ball when he occasionally drifted forward.
Hector Bellerin – 7
Sharp going forward. Always provided an option in attack and was involved in the build-up to several attacks.
Lucas Torreira – 7
There’s a reason why the Uruguayan star is becoming a cult-hero at the Emirates. His all-action, combative attitude is exactly what the Gunners have lacked for years.
Granit Xhaka – 6
He will always be a divisive player, and this performance will no doubt split fans. He was steady and solid for most of the match, but his passing deteriorated in the second half – he grew wasteful as the game rolled on.
Sead Kolasinac – 6
He was the furthest player up the pitch when Josh King planted his finish in the top corner, but also provided two assists. A game of two literal halves for Kolasinac.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 3
The Gunners’ weakest link, by far. He had zero positive impact on the game and squandered a big chance to kill Bournemouth off. Saw a lot of the ball and wasted possession nearly every time.
Alex Iwobi – 6
Grafted hard in the first half, couldn’t find an end product but continued to be a useful outlet going forward.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6
Barely affected the game until he worked his way into the box to slot home the winner.
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