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13th Dec, 2016 | 9:39pm

Arsenal player ratings v Everton: Attacking pair 4/10

By Dominic Toner

Football Insider rates the Arsenal players after their 2-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League.

Petr Cech 6 – Was fairly quiet despite Everton’s possession and left helpless by his defence for both of Arsenal’s goals.

Hector Bellerin 6 -The defender looked composed on his return from injury and tried to support the attack, but was kept busy by an impressive Everton side.

Gabriel 6 – Looked assured in the defence as he replaced the injured Shkodran Mustafi and competed against Romelu Lukaku and Enner Valencia.

Laurent Koscielny 8 – Showed why he is one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League with a good battle against Romelu Lukaku. Made several strong tackles and interceptions.

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Nacho Monreal 6 – Continues to be an unsung member of the team and did his work  steadily.

Francis Coquelin 6 – The combative midfielder was kept busy during the match and is Arsene Wenger’s first-choice defensive midfielder.

Granit Xhaka – The Swiss midfielder is certainly settling at Arsenal and showcased his varied range of passing.

Theo Walcott 4 – Was unable to have a big impact on the game and controlled well by Leighton Baines.

Mesut Ozil 6 – Missed a great opportunity to score from the outside the box, but was leaning back and blazed his shot over the bar.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 4 – The winger failed to get involved in the Arsenal attacking play and was replaced by Olivier Giroud.

Alexis Sanchez 7 – Continued his impressive goalscoring form this season with a powerful free-kick which deflected in, but was unable to recreate his best form.

Alex Iwobi (for Theo Walcott 71mins) 6

Olivier Giroud (for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 71mins) 6

Lucas Perez (for Francis Coquelin 88mins) 6

In other Arsenal news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter as reports claim the club have agreed deals with two players.