Arsenal Player Ratings vs. Villarreal
Arsenal managed to swerve momentum their way for the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Villarreal, after a terrific Emmanuel Adebayor effort.
Arsenal were on the back foot for most of the first half and injuries were playing a major part.
Arsenal saw keeper Manuel Almunia and defender William Gallas substituted in th opening term but they held on for a defiant draw.
Was the first soldier of the night to join the seemingly never-ending Arsenal injury list. Picked up what looked to be an ankle injury early in the game and was never really settled after that.
A sound peformance from the Frenchman. Looked relatively untroubled down the right hand side, though on a few occasions he looked a bit nervy.
He always made himself available in attack but was either impressive or atrousious.
Confident and strong in the air and on the ground, but was nervy in the opening stages. Saved a certain goal deep in the second half.
An impressive peformance before Song ensured he spent the rest of the game in the dressing room. Showed strength, power, and maturity at the back.
A solid effort. Tried his best and often succeeded in defence. A few anxious moments but no glaring mistakes from the Frenchman.
His first touch was off but he did create half chances and was one of the few dominant attackers for Arsenal.
Everything attacking from Arsenal went through their Spanish maestro. Beautiful ball to assist Adebayor's stunning effort.
He constantly tried to get involved but on too many occasions his passes went astray. Too lazy and clueless in defence, and he managed to injure his own player.
A quiet performance from the Brazilian. Did not make any errors and his passing looked intact.
Due to the 4-5-1 formation he did not see as much of the ball as you would have hoped. Did look dangerous at times but his passing lacked direction.
A sensational bicycle kick effort ensured Arsenal drew level. A bit lazy at times but when he was in the zone there was no stopping Adebayor.
He probably did not expect to play but thanks to an Almunia injury the Polish keeper made his third Champions League appearance. The youngster did not dissapoint, made two goal bound saves and never looked like conceding.
The Swiss came on for the injured Gallas and confidently did the job. Contained the Villareal attack and was always dominant when needed.