It was a day where the performance was not at the forefront, with the focus on Arsene Wenger as he took charge of his final game of the season.
The Gunners impressed in stages and managed to gain a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield, with the home side threatening the clean sheet in the second half.
Although it was a chance for the Arsenal player’s to impress a new manager for the first time in 23 years, a number of players failed to stake their claim in next season’s first eleven.
There were two players who impressed, David Ospina and Pierre-Emerick- Aubameyang, with both playing a pivotal role in winning the three points.
David Ospina: 8 out of 10 Man of the match
A strong all-around display and made some fine saves from Laurent Depoitre’s header and Tom Ince’s strike in the second half. The fact he is the man of the match doesn’t bode well for the performance and indictment of the outfield players though.
Hector Bellerin: 6
Huddersfield’s threat wasn’t coming from Arsenal’s right and was solid enough in defence. Average going forward.
Shkodran Mustafi – 5.5
Best of the centre-backs, marginally, and gained a clean sheet. Struggled from the aerial threat of the two forwards.
Rob Holding – 5
Lost the ball too often and allowed the pressure to build. Delpoitre and Steve Mounie were able to beat him in the air too many times in the air. After a disappointing season, Holding will be hoping to improve performances next year.
Sead Kolasinac – 6
Decent performance is all that can be said. Going forward was ok and his brute strength allowed a more commanding performance when had to defend.
Granit Xhaka – 6
Was the best of the midfielders this afternoon, and looked more of a threat going forward as he passed the ball into attacking spaces quickly and more efficiently. Was the best to deal with Huddersfield’s pressing and game plan.
Aaron Ramsey – 5
Poor performance from Rambo although his work for the goal demonstrated his qualities.
Alex Iwobi – 5.5
Lost the ball on too many occasions as he played in a deeper role than normal.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 6
Had an influence in the goal but his final ball for the rest of the game lacked quality and precision we normally see from the Armenian star.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang — 7.5
Solid performance and continued his impressive goalscoring period since joining in January. Excellent instinct and showed his threat when arriving in the box.
Alexandre Lacazette — 6
Showed good strength at times against a good defensive performance. Played his part in the Arsenal’s team goal.
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