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Martinelli Gets 6.5, Holding With 4 | Arsenal Players Rated In Derby Defeat Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Arsenal faced off against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result in the London derby. The Gunners made a poor start to the game and conceded a penalty which Harry Kane scored in the 22nd minute. Rob Holding was sent off in the 33rd minute which made life even more difficult for the visitors. Kane made Tottenham’s numerical advantage count and scored again just four minutes later as Mikel Arteta’s side went into the half-time interval 2-0 down on the scoreline.

Heung-min Son found the back of the net just two minutes into the second half which killed the game off. The Gunners ended up losing the derby by a 3-0 margin.

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

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 6/10

The talented keeper made a few good saves but won’t be happy after conceding three goals during the 90 minutes.

RB: Cedric Soares – 5/10

He gave away a penalty midway through the first half and looked shaky at the back. However, Soares made two key chances in the Tottenham half.

CB: Rob Holding – 4/10

Holding let his teammates down by getting sent off after the half-hour mark.

CB: Gabriel – 6/10

The Brazilian centre-back cleared his lines when required and showed some defensive resistance during the game.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal clashes with Emerson Royal of Tottenham Hotspur before Match Referee, Paul Tierney shows a red card to Rob Holding of Arsenal following a foul on Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10

He tried his best to defend his penalty box but offered very little in the final third.

CM: Mohamed Elneny – 6/10

Elneny did his best to anchor the midfield and made a few crucial interceptions at the back.

CM: Granit Xhaka – 5.5/10

He secured the ball back once but struggled to influence the game in the Tottenham half.

RW: Bukayo Saka – 6/10

The English sensation had a few bright moments in the game but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.

CAM: Martin Odegaard – 6/10

Odegaard was a threat in the final third and was responsible for creating a good chance going forward.

LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 6.5/10

His pace caused a few problems for the Spurs defenders. However, there was no goal for Martinelli tonight.

ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10

He had a couple of lively moments in the first half but was mostly quiet in the second.


CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – 6/10

Smith Rowe made one key chance in the final third.

ST: Alexandre Lacazette – 6/10

The Frenchman failed to make an impact.

LB: Nuno Tavares – 6/10

He had one good moment after coming off the bench.

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