French newspaper L’Equipe have been rather savage in their assessment of the performance of some players. David Ospina received huge praise, so perhaps it was a balancing out thing.
Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi didn’t have a great game but maybe L’Equipe have been a little harsh rating him 2 out of 10. Their words are pretty cutting too: ‘He lived a nightmare… Fortunately for Arsenal, he was less seen in the second half.’
Hector Bellerin didn’t do much better, getting a 3, and the following assessment: ‘He was completely dominated physically, and for once his speed has not always helped him get by.’
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nacho Monreal were also rated as 3, with Arsenal fan favourite Mesut Ozil doing a little better with a 4, L’Equipe saying he showed he can change the game with one action, but not much else.
Despite all of that, manager Arsene Wenger got a 6, with L’Equipe explaining that his decision to play Ospina was proven correct, and substitutions revived the attack, with Granit Xhaka helping Arsenal keep the ball better.