Arsenal v Fulham player ratings

Mark Schwarzer’s last-gasp penalty save meant Fulham secured a deserved point at the Emirates Stadium. Here’s how we rated the Whites players in their 3-3 draw with Arsenal. 

Mark Schwarzer: 8
Fulham’s hero because of his late penalty save and produced a couple of fine stops before that. Was left exposed for all three Arsenal goals.

Sascha Riether: 6
Mostly did well defensively and when going forward, but was caught out for Arsenal’s second goal. The victim of a ridiculous decision when the penalty was awarded against him for handball.

Aaron Hughes: 5
Has not had the best couple of games. Had a bad time against Everton and was at fault for Arsenal’s two first-half goals, first allowing Giroud to get across him and then having Podolski sneak between him and Riether to score.

Brede Hangeland: 6
Shaky at times in the first half but did better afterwards.

John Arne Riise: 6
Had his hands full on the flank and did a solid job.

Askan Dejagah: 7
Offered his full-back good cover and was a threat when attacking.

Chris Baird: 7
Reliable and uncomplicated in midfield. Closed down effectively and used the ball well.

Steve Sidwell: 7
Had a good game against his former club. Positive with the ball, always looking to create something.

Kieran Richardson: 6
Can’t seem to get going at Fulham. Went off injured early on with what looked like a bad hamstring problem.

Dimitar Berbatov: 9
Scored two and made another, cleverly drifting out wide and crossing for Alex Kacaniklic to head home. A constant problem to Arsenal whether leading the line or dropping to deep to link play. Great display.

Bryan Ruiz: 8
Unlikely to get as much credit as he deserves because of Berbatov’s goals and Schwarzer’s heroics. As well as winning a penalty the Costa Rican was superb all afternoon, showing great ability to take people on and bring others into the game.

Alax Kacaniklic: 8
Fine header for his goal and did well after coming on for Richardson. Encouraging that the youngster was able to bounce back so emphatically after a tough time against Everton last weekend.



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