Was it going to be another difficult day exacerbated by yet another appalling ref?
So many fouls it was difficult to keep track. Laca missed a simple one by slipping just before shooting. The half finished with us on 4 bookings and the dirty Udders on 3. That sums up how poor the ref was.
More of the same except the good guys sneaked a goal via a glorious overhead kick courtesy of our Uruguayan genius.
Justice done. A team of journeyman turn up running their arses off hoping for a point. Thank Dennis they got diddley squat in return for contributing absolutely nothing to a game of football.
Awful game but three points – on we go.
Leno – nowt to do … 6
Bellerin – hmmmmm … 6
Mustafi – got injured, no idea if that’s good or bad … 6
Sokratis – looked like he could produce a good doner… 6
Lichtsteiner – hmmmmmm … 6
Kolasinac – yep … 6
Torreira – thank heaven for small mercies from Uruguay … 8
Xhaka – tried hard … 6
Guendouzi – hair looked good, surely he was tugged over by the ghost of Fellaini? …6
Aubameyang – perhaps should have done better diverting a near post effort wide with his left peg, though it did come quickly at him … 6
Lacazette – unlucky to have a goal disallowed by a trigger happy linesman, slipped on an earlier chance … 6
Mkhitaryan – brought on too soon … 6
Iwobi – brought on too soon … 6
Monreal – thank heaven he’s still alive … 6