Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal - Player Ratings

Last updated : 01 April 2008 By Luis Anaconda

Manuel Almunia - 7 - Fine save to keep us in the game and could do little with either goal.

Kolo Toure - 6 - Really ought to have attacked the ball better for Bolton's first goal but did his best to make amends with a typical all-action display.

William Gallas - 5 - When Senderos's number came up, I wondered whether it was the extra pace or the armband that kept Gallas on the pitch. It sure wasn't his performance, but again came up with a vital goal.

Philippe Senderos - 6 - Reasonably solid at the back.

Gael Clichy - 5 - A bit of a nightmare for Gael - partially to blame for both of goals and lost the ball in the sending-off incident. However, wins back a point for his lovely ball through to Hleb on the winning goal.

Alexander Hleb - 6 - As subdued in the first half as he was lively in the second and played a major role in the comeback.

Cesc Fabregas - 6 - Our supposedly tired midfielder became increasingly influential as the match wore on and still had the energy to keep going til the end to help the winner on its way. As Flamini lacks Cesc's creativity, so the Spaniard lacks the Frenchman's athleticism but they both have passion and drive in abundance.

Mathieu Flamini - 7 - Helped get Arsenal back into the game with so much energy that the man less was hardly noticeable.

Abou Diaby - 3 - Just stupid.

Robin van Persie - 6 - Taking out six months of frustration on the ball every time he gets a sight of goal but an excellent pen and a sharper performance.

Nicklas Bendtner - 5 - Harsh to judge him on this performance perhaps but sooner or later he is going to have to live up to his self-created hype.


Emmanuel Adebayor - 7 - Still missing his scoring boots but undoubtedly helped us stretch the game and put Bolton on the back foot.

Theo Walcott - 7 - Needs to learn to fall over in the penalty area, but made an impressive impact.

Justin Hoyte - n/a