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Player Ratings: Arsenal 1-1 New York Red Bulls

Gervinho and Robin Van Persie shine again, but not enough to help the Gunners grab some pre-season silverware at the Emirates

By Sam Bisby

  • Wojciech Szczesny
    65
    4
    3.00

    Wojciech Szczesny

    Made a decent save from a Thierry Henry free-kick, but otherwise, spent his time on the pitch unused.

  • Kieran Gibbs
    61
    6
    3.00

    Kieran Gibbs

    An energetic performance from the young full-back, wasn’t afraid to use the left side to attack and made his share of attacking runs.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
    67
    5
    3.00

    Thomas Vermaelen

    A quiet game for the Belgium international, never really looked tested at the back and wasn’t afraid to get up the field for his club’s set-pieces.

  • Laurent Koscielny
    58
    11
    3.00

    Laurent Koscielny

    Just like his partner at the back did his job when needed, but was never really tested by the Red Bull’s attackers.

  • Bacary Sagna
    62
    6
    3.00

    Bacary Sagna

    Followed Gibbs’ example and got up the wing on numerous occasions, whilst keeping his nerve during his defensive duties.

  • Tomas Rosicky
    90
    24
    3.00

    Tomas Rosicky

    A perfectly placed free-kick from the midfielder fell for Van Persie to open the scoring for Arsenal. Looked tidy on the ball for most of the game.

  • Aaron Ramsey
    77
    31
    3.50

    Aaron Ramsey

    Showed some real attacking initiative and pushed the ball forward at every opportunity, as well as passing superbly.

  • Jack Wilshere
    57
    9
    0.00

    Jack Wilshere

    Came off after six minutes with an ankle knock.

  • Alexandre Song
    65
    11
    3.00

    Alexandre Song

    Bossed the midfield with his central partner Ramsey and added to the team's attacking input with many key passes.

  • Robin van Persie
    113
    4
    3.50

    Robin van Persie Top of the Match

    Putting somewhat of an exhibitionist’s performance on at times, the Dutchman grabbed the Gunner’s goal with an effortless header past Rost and generally led the line well.

  • Gervinho
    115
    8
    3.00

    Gervinho

    The Ivory Coast international showed sharp bursts of pace and linked well once more with Van Persie. Showed a lot of promise.

Substitutions

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    23
    38
    2.50

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Wasn’t given much of a chance on the ball to make any real impression, had a powerful shot watched just wide of Rost’s goal.

  • Carlos Vela
    38
    24
    2.50

    Carlos Vela

    A quiet performance from the Mexican and could have done better to get a second for Arsenal.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    39
    32
    2.50

    Marouane Chamakh

    Failed to test the Red Bulls' goal when brought on and looked quiet.

  • Andrey Arshavin
    43
    18
    2.50

    Andrey Arshavin

    Performed a tidy nutmeg but offered little else to excite the crowd in the short time he was on the pitch.

  • Benik Afobe
    70
    11
    3.00

    Benik Afobe

    Replaced Wilshere early and showed some attacking spirit when given the chance and was very productive at times down the wing.

  • Kyle Bartley
    40
    44
    2.50

    Kyle Bartley Flop of the Match

    His own goal sealed Arsenal's fate but the ball was difficult to deal with as it came quickly across goal and he had a Red Bull's player immediately behind to tap in if an interception wasn't made.

  • Frank Rost
    7
    3
    3.00

    Frank Rost

    Not too much to do considering the amount of time Arsenal had on the ball, but looked commanding in goal.

  • Chris Albright
    2
    4
    2.50

    Chris Albright

    Was lucky not to have a penalty decision given him after a poor challenge from behind on Gervinho and struggled throughout to deal with the Ivorian’s pace.

  • Carlos Mendes
    4
    3
    2.50

    Carlos Mendes

    Susceptible to Arsenal’s flurry of through-balls. But stayed solid enough to extinguish many of the threats the Gunners threw at the Red Bulls before being replaced.

  • Tim Ream
    2
    6
    2.50

    Tim Ream

    Like his defensive partner struggled with Arsenal's slick movement and passing, but didn’t do too badly considering the calibre of opposition.

  • R. Miller
    2
    4
    2.50

    R. Miller

    Did well for some moments of the match, but allowed the Arsenal attackers through the back-line on too many occasions.

  • Rafa Márquez
    10
    5
    3.00

    Rafa Márquez

    Did a terrible job in marking Van Persie after allowing the striker to grab Arsenal’s opener in acres of space. However, he made some timely, powerful challenges to put his team out of danger.

  • Dane Richards
    3
    3
    2.50

    Dane Richards

    A quiet performance from the midfielder, with occasional blips of pace to get things moving for the Red Bulls.

  • Teemu Tainio
    4
    3
    2.50

    Teemu Tainio

    Barely got a touch on the ball and never looked like influencing the game before being substituted.

  • Dax McCarty
    1
    3
    2.50

    Dax McCarty

    Like ex-Spurs man Tainio, never really made an impression on the match apart from the rare occasion of a Red Bulls attack where he showed good pace.

  • Jan Gunnar Solli
    1
    4
    2.50

    Jan Gunnar Solli

    Could have done better to link-up with Henry, but made good use of his time on the ball at times.

  • Thierry Henry
    88
    2
    3.00

    Thierry Henry

    Entertained the fans from both sets of clubs. Had a chance with a well-taken free-kick from 25 yards, forcing Szczesny to make a diving save. Otherwise, he wasn’t given the service to make a true impact but was a catalyst in Arsenal's own goal with a through ball in the box.

Substitutions

  • Stephen Keel
    3
    4
    2.50

    Stephen Keel

    Looked positive after coming on as a sub, but never really got going.

  • John Rooney
    3
    6
    0.00

    John Rooney

    Get involved quickly after coming on late, but did little of interest during the majority of his time on the pitch.

  • J. Agudelo
    4
    3
    2.50

    J. Agudelo

    Looked good when the attacker came on, but made no lasting impression.

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