Arsenal 1-0 Wigan Athletic: Player Ratings + Stats

Photo 1 - Arsenal's Ivory Coast Defender Emmanuel Eboue exits the pitch af... AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Almunia (7): Didn’t have many saves to make but one in particular from Melchiot was brilliant as he dived forward to save the ball.

Bakary Sagna (7): Defended well against the aerial threat of Wigan and looked to support the attack as well.

Kolo Toure (7): Dealt with the threat of Heskey and was good at reading the danger by covering well. Nearly gave away a penalty on Camara.

Johan Djourou (8)*: Another strong display from the impressive Swiss. Headed strongly and read the game.

Gael Clichy (7): Nothing offered as an attacking entity but defensive wise was assured and was on hand to cover for the centre backs.

Denilson (6): Busy and determined without really threatening much. Involved in some good attacks and hot the post.

Cesc Fabregas (7): Overall a quiet first half but was involved in the best attacks in the second half and played some great passes.

Alex Song (7): Moped up the danger by sitting in front of the back four in a disciplined performances. Decent passes as well.

Samir Nasri (6): Taken off in the first half but was involved in some of the good early attacks. Subbed > 32 Eboue

Robin Van Persie (7): A good match but arguably should have scored. Not as much in the way of linking up play as usual but was dangerous in set pieces. yellow card

Emmanuel Adebayor (7): Took the goal well and kept the Wigan defence on their toes because of his added threat in the air though the team overall seems to be lacking the creativity to support him.


(On 32) Emmanuel Eboue (6): Didn’t deserved to get booed and was involved in link up play. Hopefully those criticisms won’t affect his confidence.

Subs Not Used: Fabianski, Vela, Ramsey, Wilshere, Bendtner.

Wigan: Kirkland, Taylor, Boyce (Kilbane 63), Bramble, Figueroa, Valencia, Palacios, Cattermole (Koumas 77), Melchiot, Heskey, Camara (Zaki 66).
Subs Not Used: Kingson, Brown, De Ridder, Kapo.

Booked: Palacios, Figueroa.

Att: 59,317

Ref: Steve Bennett (Kent).

65% Possession 34%
13 Shots 14
4 Shots on target 4
3 Saves 2
8 Corners 3
15 Fouls 13
1 Offsides 3
1 Yellow cards 2
0 Red cards 0
15 Tackles 30
448 Accurate passes 199
48 Bad passes 29

6 thoughts on “Arsenal 1-0 Wigan Athletic: Player Ratings + Stats

  1. You may not like the guy or the way he plays or his performance on the day BUT you DON’T boo him off the field. I sometimes despair that a great club like Arsenal has so many scum as so-called suppoters.

  2. nicky- Agree fully and kieth disagree fully. This is what has been happening to Arsenal in recent years and it is not nice. Eboue didn’t play that bad it’s just they had it for him since last season. Shame as educated fans know he is good and to not boo someone as plainly and hurtfully as that. People are forgetting they are like us.

  3. These morons should be ashamed, what kind of an idiot boos his own player? How the fuck does this help the team?? These people aren’t true supporters or even casual fans they are parasites who are only here for the glory. No one booed Hillier, Morrow, McGoldrick or Selley during the 90s, though I doubt anyone booing today would even know who I’m talking about. True gooners need to shame these people – what the hell must the likes of Fabregas be thinking hearing these idiots booing one of his own team mates? I wouldn’t blame him if he decided to clear off back to spain – why on earth would you want to play for such morons?

  4. i was ashamed and disgusted at our fans yesterday. eboue did not have a good game but because some of our moronic fans kept getting on his back more amd more, he became worse and worse.
    he was crying when he got subbed and rightly so.


  5. While I am not a big Eboue fan you should never boo one of your own team. Unimpressive. It seemed to me that most of the crowd around me were more eager to boo Eboue than they were to support the team.
    The lack of width also was worrying. In the first half we lacked it on the right and in the second half we lacked it on the right. We need Walcot back soon and we need a strong defensive midfielder. Fabregas seemed to stay far too far back in my eyes which meant we couldn’t drive forward so well.

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