Arsenal player ratings (Aaron Ramsdale)
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Arsenal’s excellent run of form comes to a crashing end, as Liverpool sweep aside the Gunners 4-0 at Anfield. It was a brutal and clinical performance from the title contenders, who broke the deadlock through Sadio Mane late in the first half. It was followed by a second-half onslaught that saw Mikel Arteta’s men concede three goals, as they return to fall back down to earth after a brilliant spell of form.

Arsenal Player Ratings Vs Liverpool

Aaron Ramsdale 8/10

Aaron Ramsdale was the only bright spot in an otherwise dire evening for Arsenal. The goalkeeper made a host of brilliant saves to keep his team in the contest and is seemingly emerging as one of the best in the Premier League.

Takehiro Tomiyasu 6.5/10

Takehiro Tomiyasu tried to keep up with the threat of Sadio Mane. He wasn’t doing it particularly well, but he was solid enough to prevent the Senegalese from completely dominating the proceedings.

Ben White 6.5/10

Ben White took a few risks in regards to his build-up from the back. Defensively, the former Leeds United starlet made various clearances throughout the night and cannot be faulted for conceding four goals.

Gabriel Magalhaes 6.5/10

Although the scoreline suggests otherwise, Gabriel Magalhaes was another Arsenal player who didn’t overly disappoint in the defensive scheme of things. Apart from the second half, the Brazilian defended diligently to keep his team in the contest.

Nuno Tavares 5/10

It was a bad day at the office for Nuno Tavares, who is completely culpable for conceding the second goal and perhaps the most important goal early on in the second half. The Portuguese fullback also had difficulties influencing the game in the attack while being dominated by Mo Salah out wide.

Bukayo Saka 6.5/10

Bukayo Saka was a crucial outlet to Arsenal’s transition game as he dropped deeper to collect balls from the centre-back. Made some promising runs into the final third, but wasn’t consistent enough with his offensive play.

Arsenal player ratings (Alexandre Lacazette)
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Thomas Partey 5/10

Thomas Partey looked out of touch in central midfield for Arsenal. Liverpool’s quality and their swift pressing was simply way too much for the Ghanaian international to handle.

Albert Sambi Lokonga 5/10

The new signing didn’t have a great game either, having been barely involved in the proceedings. He was deservedly taken off early on in the second half by Mikel Arteta.

Emile Smith Rowe 5/10

Emile Smith Rowe wasn’t able to make a noticeable impact apart from a few occasional mazy runs down the left hand channel. Really needs to improve his overall game, though he did lack support from his teammates.

Alexandre Lacazette 6.5/10

Alexandre Lacazette looked like the most promising attacker for Arsenal, at times, due to his swift combination play and effectiveness in the hold-up play. He even carved open the Liverpool defence once to create an opportunity for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 4/10

Speaking of Aubameyang, the Gabonese international produced yet another below-par display upfront. He was unable to get into good scoring positions and simply didn’t offer enough to the table.

SUBSTITUTES

Ainsley Maitland-Niles 5/10

Ainsley Maitland-Niles offered more freshness in the Arsenal midfield, but it didn’t change the outcome of the game.

Martin Odegaard 5/10

Martin Odegaard was unable to make things happen after coming on during the final phase of the game.

Mohamed Elneny N/A

A late substitute.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.