Arsenal player rating vs Stoke City: Wenger 0, Ozil goes missing again

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Debutant Jese was Stoke’s hero as he fired a second-half winner against Arsenal.

The Spaniard only arrived in the country earlier this week before sealing his loan move but was a constant threat for Mark Hughes’ men.

He raced onto a Saido Berahino pass to slot past Petr Cech and it proved to be the key moment as Stoke held on to claim a big win.

Arsenal tried to get back into it and Alexandre Lacazette even had a goal ruled out.

But Jese was the hero and caught our man David Anderson’s eye.

Here are his complete player ratings.

Cech 8 – His fingertip save from Berahino’s header was the pick of his stops.

Mustafi 5 – Struggled against Jesé and caught Pieters badly in one challenge.

Monreal 5 – Did not look comfortable up against Stoke’s mobile attack.

Kolasinac 5 – Lost this time against Jesé after seriously injuring him previously.

Oxlade-Chamberlain 7 – Posed a threat every time he got the ball on the right.

Xhaka 5 – Too lightweight and was bullied in midfield by Allen.

Ramsey 7 – Had a shot saved at point-blank range by Butland.

Bellerin 6 – Might have had a penalty attacking in his left wing-back role.

Ozil 4 – Shamefully went missing and he can do way, way better than this.

Lacazette 6 – Had an effort wrongly disallowed for offside and was frustrated.

Welbeck 6 – Denied by Butland before heading over from a good chance.


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