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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.
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!