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Jesus Gets 9, Xhaka With 8 | Arsenal Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Leicester City

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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 welcomed Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium earlier this afternoon as they focused on collecting all three points at home. The Gunners made a good start to the game and took the lead in the 23rd minute when Gabriel Jesus scored with a great finish. The Brazilian striker doubled the Gunners’ advantage just 12 minutes later when he found the back of the net yet again from close range. Mikel Arteta’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

William Saliba scored an unfortunate own goal in the 53rd minute. However, just two minutes later, Granit Xhaka restored Arsenal’s two-goal advantage with an easy finish. James Maddison pulled a goal back for Leicester with an excellent strike in the 74th minute. Just a minute later, Gabriel Martinelli scored his team’s fourth goal with a low effort. The Gunners ended up earning a dominant 4-2 win at North London.

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

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 6/10

He failed to make a save in the game and ended up letting in a couple of goals in the second half.

RB: Ben White – 6.5/10

White made two important clearances but failed to influence the game in the opposition half.

CB: William Saliba – 6/10

He cleared the danger when required but scored an unfortunate own goal in the second half.

CB: Gabriel – 6/10

The Brazilian talent got stuck in with some solid tackles but failed to contain the threat of the Leicester attackers.

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LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5/10

Zinchenko earned the ball back a few times but struggled to create any meaningful chances in the final third.

CM: Thomas Partey – 7/10

Partey anchored the midfield with a lot of conviction and made two driving runs with the ball.

CM: Granit Xhaka – 8/10

The Swiss sensation didn’t have to do too much defending but was a real threat going forward. He ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

RW: Bukayo Saka – 7/10

Saka engineered some decent chances for his teammates but failed to find the back of the net.

CAM: Martin Odegaard – 6.5/10

Odegaard made two good runs with the ball but didn’t get too many sniffs at goal.

LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 8/10

He was a constant menace in the final third as he engineered a handful of promising chances for his teammates. Martinelli scored a deserved goal in the second half.

ST: Gabriel Jesus – 9/10

The Brazilian forward caused all sorts of problems for the opposition defenders and managed to score two goals and bag a couple of assists as well.


RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10

Tomiyasu came on to see out the victory.

LB: Kieran Tierney – 6/10

He was a bit untidy with his passing.

CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – N/A

Smith Rowe didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

ST: Eddie Nketiah – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

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