Arsenal clashed heads with Newcastle United in this week’s early Premier League kickoff at the Emirates stadium on Saturday. After a disappointing defeat against Liverpool last week, Arsenal came out on top at the Emirates to comfortably beat Newcastle United 2-0. After a frustrating first half for Arsenal, Bukayo Saka broke the deadlock in the 56th minute with a crisp finish. Martinelli then came off the bench and extended the Gunners’ lead as he scored with his first touch to secure all 3 points at home.
Arsenal Player Ratings Vs Newcastle United
Aaron Ramsdale 7.5/10
Ramsdale didn’t have much to do but was there when Arsenal needed him the most as he produced another stunning save to deny Shelvey from long range.
Takehiro Tomiyasu 8/10
The Japanese had some opportunities to go forward today and took them with both hands as he produced the assist for Arsenal’s second goal and created two more chances for the forwards.
Gabriel Magalhaes 7/10
Gabriel was solid defensively and kept the Newcastle attackers at bay for the whole game.
Ben White 7.5/10
White was key to Arsenal’s build-up as he progressed with the ball and also did a solid defensive job. He didn’t give Wilson any space to work with.
Nuno Tavares 7.5/10
The Portuguese had a rough first half where he blazed some shots far over the bar but was impressive in the second half and also provided the crucial assist to Saka to break the deadlock.
Bukayo Saka 8.5/10
Thomas Partey 7.5/10
Partey won a lot of the second ball in the middle of the park and controlled the game showing his composure on the ball.
Albert Sambi Lokonga 8/10
Lokonga completed the most passes in the game and made 8 ball recoveries as he swept out many dangerous Newcastle counters.
Emile Smith-Rowe 6.5/10
Smith-Rowe combined well with Taveres in the left-hand side of the pitch and made some key dribbles.
Martin Odegaard 7/10
The Danish midfielder was lively on the pitch and tried to create chances for his teammates with his through balls.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 6/10
Aubameyang had a disappointing day as he missed a sitter in the first half from very close range.
Gabriel Martinelli 8/10
The young Brazilian came on and made an instant impact as he scored with his first touch of the game.
Alexandre Lacazette 6/10
Lacazette came on late and didn’t have much to do.
Mohamed Elneny N/A
A late substitute.