Stoke City ran out 1-0 winners against Arsenal in a entertaining game at the Bet365 Arena tonight. Lets see how the players rated …
Immense, will be England’s number one very soon.
A little rusty at times, but did well overall. If he stays fit could turn out to be a inspired signing.
Solid performance, from the Stoke stalwart.
Decent shift, played his part in the home side’s excellent second-half defensive display.
Worked tirelessly down the flank, but looks a bit of a liability as a wing-back. Lucky not to give away a penalty in first-half.
Lost the ball a few times in the first-half, but his experience was vital as Stoke saw out the game.
Snappy in the tackle and got forward as much as he could, good display.
Linked well with Jese down the left at times and stuck to his task defensively.
Subbed early after pulling a hamstring.
Jese 8 (MOTM)
The perfect start to the young Spaniards Potters career as he bagged the winning goal with a cool finish. Looks a threat with the ball at his feet.
Worked hard up top, movement was good but looked a bit clumsy on the ball at times, will improve once he is fully match-fit.
Nice assist for Jese goal and one good effort that was saved by Cech, but still looks a shadow of the player of a few seasons ago.
Showed his in-experince with poor decision-making in the closing stages.
Martins Indi N/A
Couple of decent saves, had no chance for goal.
A good technical footballer, but still big question marks over whether he is suited to the Premier League.
Badly exposed for Stokes goal, I’ll say it again, he should be nowhere near playing as the centre-man in a back three.
The only member of Arsenal’s back three to come out of the game with any credit, sacrificed late on as The Gunners pushed for a equaliser.
Arsenal’s best player, showcased his power and pace down the right-flank all day.
Good on the ball and dangerous going forward, him and Xhaka just don’t seem to work as a midfield two however.
Poor, back to his form of last season, gave the ball away for the Stoke goal, just as he did against Leicester last week.
Worked hard, but looked a round peg in a square hole at left-wing back.
No ! He definitely can’t do it on a wet and windy night in Stoke.
Always seems to create chances, but lacks composure in front of goal.
Quiet for most of the game, although he was unlucky to have a second-half goal chalked off for offside.
Tried hard but couldn’t replicate the impact he had a week ago against Leicester.
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