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Odegaard Gets 8.5, Saliba With 8 | Arsenal Players Rated In Comfortable Win Vs Bournemouth

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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.

Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium

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.

Substitutes:

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.

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