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Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings

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Sunderland lost at the Emirates, here’s how the lads played.

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Costel Pantilimon – 6

Couldn’t really do much with any of the goals. Made a couple of decent saves.

Patrick Van Aanholt – 6

Looks a lot better in the current formation. He got forward a lot and really should have done better with his chance when the score was 2-1.

DeAndre Yedlin– 5

Got forward as much as he could but he was sleeping at the back for Arsenal’s first goal as he let Campbell in behind far too easy.

Younes Kaboul– 6

Different player to what we seen at the start of the season. He looks a lot fitter and he did a decent job in the middle today.

Seb Coates – 6

Much the same as the two other centre backs. They all put a good shift in but the midfielders didn’t get tight enough to the playmakers in front of them.

John O’Shea – 6

Marshalled the middle of defence well and did all he could to prevent any chances.

Yann M’Vila – 7

Solid in the middle of the park and he had the assist for the goal with a very good delivery.

Ola Toivonen – 6

Won balls in the air in the first half and generally kept things ticking over. However he lacks the organisation qualities that Cattermole would have given.

Fabio Borini– 5

Squandered a golden chance on four minutes and he didn’t really give Yedlin much cover at the back.

Duncan Watmore– 7

He won the free kick which lead to the goal. He seemed to be everywhere across the frontline and he caused Arsenal’s backline trouble throughout.

Steven Fletcher– 7

Linked up the Watmore well and his hold up play was good. He was unlucky with his effort from a corner in the second half.

Jack Rodwell–  4 (Sub)

Seems to be anonymous whenever and wherever he plays.

Adam Johnson– 6 (Sub)

Tried to create opportunities and generally looked busy when he came on.

Jeremain Lens– 5 (Sub)

He had a few runs when play was broken up late in the second half but no end product.

Man Of The Match – Duncan Watmore

Tried his best throughout the game having to play upfront at the Emirates. He won the free kick for the goal and generally looked to create every time he got on the ball.