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Odegaard Gets 8, Ramsdale With 7.5 | Arsenal Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Burnley

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Arsenal locked horns with Burnley at Turf Moor earlier this afternoon as they looked to secure their second win in the Premier League this season. The Gunners made a bright start to the game and took the lead in the 30th minute courtesy of Martin Odegaard’s excellent free-kick. Mikel Arteta’s men protected their lead well and went into the half-time interval 1-0 up on the scoreline.

Both sides canceled each other out in the second 45 minutes as the North London outfit earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Lancashire.

Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the clash against the Clarets.

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 7.5/10

The Gunners keeper made a few key saves to restrict the Clarets from scoring during the game.

RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 7/10

He was strong in the air and put in a solid defensive display inside his half. However, he failed to influence the game in the final third.

CB: Ben White – 7.5/10

White won his fair share of aerial duels and made plenty of important clearances at the back. He will be quite happy with the clean sheet today.

CB: Gabriel – 7/10

The Brazilian centre-back was a rock at the back as he cleared the danger when called into action. He even blocked a couple of shots.

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LB: Kieran Tierney – 6.5/10

He cleared his lines when needed but struggled to make an impact in the Burnley half.

CDM: Thomas Partey – 7/10

Partey anchored the midfield with conviction and was also quite lively on the ball. Arteta would be satisfied with his performance today.

RW: Nicolas Pepe – 7/10

Pepe caused a lot of problems for the Burnley defenders with his running and creativity. However, there was no goal for him.

CM: Emile Smith Rowe – 6/10

He squandered two good chances to find the back of the net. Smith Rowe was replaced at the hour mark.

CM: Martin Odegaard – 8/10

Odegaard scored a brilliant goal to win the game from Arsenal. He executed his free-kick to perfection in the first half and deserves the man of the match award.

LW: Bukayo Saka – 6/10

The English wide player did his fair share of defending but had a quiet game in the opponent’s half.

ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6.5/10

Aubameyang orchestrated a few decent openings for his teammates up top. However, he will be disappointed after failing to score today.


CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga – 6.5/10

He added some energy to Arteta’s midfield.

CDM: Ainsley Maitland-Niles –  6/10

Maitland-Niles did enough to see out the three points after coming off the bench for the final quarter of the game.

LB: Nuno Tavares – 6/10

Tavares picked up a booking after coming on in the 77th minute.

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