Arsenal player ratings vs Everton as pressure mounts on Mikel Arteta

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Mikel Arteta has been left on the brink at Arsenal after another Premier League defeat.

The Gunners have now won only four of their 14 league fixtures so far this season, and none of their most recent seven outings in the competition.

Everton took the lead via a Rob Holding own goal before Nicolas Pepe hit back from the spot.

Yerry Mina then headed home from a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner to hand the home side three points.

Daily Star Sport have now ranked how well the Gunners got on in the absence of their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was ruled out with injury earlier in the day.

Bernd Leno – 6

Conceded twice in the first-half but couldn’t do much.

Had no chance with the own goal but did well to get a hand on the second.

Rob Holding – 5

Captained the side but had a nightmare in giving away the opener.

The rest of the match was just as disappointing for the usually consistent Englishman.

David Luiz – 7

Looked far more composed that his partner in defence, and hit the post in the second half.

Remains an important player for Arteta despite Arsenal’s poor form.

Kieran Tierney – 7

Performed well despite the final scoreline, was tenacious in his attempts to complete crosses.

Was booked in the second period, but his application would have pleased Arteta.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 5

Struggled at right-back out of his usual midfield role.

Richarlison got the better of their battle throughout.

Dani Ceballos – 5

Not his finest outing for Arsenal by a long way.

The Spaniard looked out of ideas in the middle of the park.

Mohamed Elneny – 6

Tried his best to bridge the gap from defence to attack without much luck.

Has done well to force his way back into plans, but wasn’t at his best today.

Bukayo Saka – 7

Another big effort from the teen, without any reward.

It’s possible that the huge pressure on the youngster will take it’s toll.

Nicolas Pepe – 7

Got his team back into the game from the spot but was subbed off early.

Still yet to repeat his impressive Europa League outings in the league.

Eddie Nketiah – 5

Failed to impress in the absence of Aubameyang.

Still plenty of room for improvement from the youngster.

Willian – 6

Same old story for Willian at Arsenal, yet to find his feet despite a promising start.

Arteta has shown faith in the Brazilian, with little alternative options.


Joe Willock for Elneny (64th) – 6

Gabriel Martinelli on for Pepe (71st) – 6

Alexandre Lacazette on for Nketiah (75th) – 6

  • Premier League
  • Arsenal FC
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Everton FC

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