Arsenal faced off against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to keep their 100% winning start to this Premier League campaign intact. The Gunners made an excellent start to the game as they scored two quick-fire goals within the first 11 minutes courtesy of Martin Odegaard’s brace. The North London outfit controlled the game well and went into the half-time break with a healthy 2-0 lead.
William Saliba made the points secure for the Gunners when he found the back of the net with a brilliant strike in the 54th minute. The contest finished with Arsenal running away with a comfortable 3-0 victory on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player performed during the clash against the Cherries.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 6.5/10
The English keeper hardly had anything to do in the game and earned an easy clean sheet away from home.
RB: Ben White – 7/10
White was strong in the air and kept things solid at the back. He created one good chance in the opposition half.
CB: William Saliba – 8/10
He was a rock at the back and scored a wonderful goal in the second half to wrap up the points for Arsenal.
CB: Gabriel – 7/10
The Brazilian centre-back made a lot of important clearances inside his half and performed well enough to keep the clean sheet.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5/10
He kept things solid when defending inside his half and completed one good dribble down the left flank.
CM: Thomas Partey – 7/10
Partey anchored the midfield with conviction and made a few encouraging runs with the ball from midfield.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 7/10
Xhaka was quite lively in the opponent’s half and ended the game with an assist to his name.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 7/10
The English speedster worked hard defensively and caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders.
CAM: Martin Odegaard – 8.5/10
Odegaard scored an early brace which put Arsenal in pole position to secure the win. He deserves to be named the man of the match.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 6/10
He was a threat in the final third but failed to register a goal today.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 7/10
The Brazilian striker made a couple of decent runs with the ball and engineered some inviting chances in the final third.
CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – 6.5/10
He produced a bright cameo off the bench.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
Nketiah made one good chance up top.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10
He added more energy to Arsenal’s backline.
CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga – N/A
He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.
LB: Kieran Tierney – N/A
Tierney hardly had any time to make an impact.