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Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City, 2017 Premier League: Player Ratings

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Jesús Navas was good! Seriously!

Arsenal v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Manchester City left Arsenal on Sunday with one point but must have felt disappointed after surrendering two leads during the game. City took the lead early on through a beautiful Leroy Sané goal and things looked great for City and desperate for Arsenal. As the first half wore on, though, Arsenal built up the pressure until City finally cracked and conceded the equalizing goal — twice.

At the end of the day the result isn't bad for City, but not coming away with three points certainly stung the morning after. Below are the ratings for each City player who saw the pitch on Sunday.


Willy Caballero: 6.5

The Argentine keeper couldn’t be faulted for both Arsenal goals in which certain defenders let him down. Caballero continues to be strong within his area and his distribution continues to improve.

Jesús Navas: 6.5

The Spaniard was thrown into the role of right back because of injuries to Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta. Up against Alexis Sánchez Navas looked shaky to start, but in the end was effective going forward and good enough tracking back.

John Stones: 7.5

The England defender really shined against Arsenal. Stones has continued to build off good performances and recently has reached a level of consistency over the last few months.

Nicolas Otamendi: 5.5

Otamendi was beat in the air for Arsenal’s second equalizer and had a few other shocking moments. It certainly was far from the best game Nico has had in a City shirt.

Gaël Clichy: 6.0

The Frenchman struggled to step up in the defensive line at times but was better going forward than usual.

Fernandinho: 6.0

The Brazilian was strong defensively all game long, but going forward he seemed to be missing something.

Kevin De Bruyne: 6.5

The Belgian hit the post twice, and he really deserved a goal. Very few players work as hard as De Bruyne, but the Belgian needs to be more precise in the final third at times.

David Silva: 7.5 (Man of the Match)

Once again Silva was the driving force of creativity for City in the final third. He's amazing.

Leroy Sané: 7.0

The German winger got another goal and continued his recent hot streak. Once City began to sit on their lead, Sané played well defensive, but letting Sané loose near the opponents penalty area is certainly what’s best for City.

Raheem Sterling: 6.5

Sterling didn’t have the strongest game but his presence was missed once he was subbed off at halftime.

Sergio Agüero: 7.0

Agüero continues to impress with his work rate and pressing, something sorely missing early in the season. Once again he found the back of the net, but wasted a couple of opportunities with his head late on.

Yaya Touré: 6.5

The Ivorian came on at halftime and was a steady hand in midfield. Nothing too special, though.

Pablo Zabaleta: N/A

No time to mark.