Arsenal 4-2 Leicester – Player Ratings

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Wow. That was quite something. What a game to watch! Six goals, four for the Arsenal… and the all important three points secured! Here’s my player ratings from today’s match…

GK – Aaron Ramsdale – 7 – Should have done better for Leicester’s second goal but made a few good saves and had a decent performance.

LB – Oleksandr Zinchenko – 8 – He is absolutely excellent. Won 100% of his duels, had a 97% pass accuracy and was key to the build up. Very, very good.

CB – Gabriel Maghalaes – 7 – Did little wrong and had a solid performance, as always.

CB – William Saliba – 6 – A naïve own goal, but he’ll learn from that. Was actually pretty good aside from that.

RB – Ben White – 7 – Didn’t see a whole lot of Ben today, which can only mean one thing – he was solid. Did little wrong. Another good performance.

DM – Thomas Partey – 6 – Probably the worst in the starting XI today, but he wasn’t awful. Only a 70% pass completion rate today, vs Xhaka’s 88%.

CM – Granit Xhaka – 8 – Started slowly but grew into the game and got a goal to his name. Saw him in a very advanced position today and he fulfilled his role very well.

CM – Martin Odegaard – 6 – Didn’t do a whole lot. I don’t know what more I can say, really.

LW – Gabriel Martinelli – 9.5 – So, so good. Would have been Man of the Match were it not for his Brazilian strike partner. Four key passes, one big chance created, and a superb goal on top.

ST – Gabriel Jesus – 10 – How can I give him a below perfect score? After all, he did score twice and assist a further two. Simply unbelievable. Probably should have had another few goals.

RW – Bukayo Saka – 6 – Didn’t get into the game, much like Odegaard. A quiet afternoon for Bukayo.

Substitutes:

Can’t really rate them today, they didn’t play enough. But it was great to see the likes of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney playing again!

Great win. COYG!

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