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Odegaard Gets 8.5, Saka With 7 | Arsenal Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Wolves

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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 Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win and consolidate their position at the top of the Premier League table. The Gunners made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at half-time.

Martin Odegaard finally opened the goal-scoring in the 55th minute before going on to score again just 20 minutes later. The contest ended with the North London club earning an impressive 2-0 win away from home.

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

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 7/10

The English keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back and earned an important clean sheet on the road.

RB: Ben White – 7/10

White was defensively solid and made a couple of decent chances in the Wolves half.

CB: William Saliba – 6.5/10

Saliba made one crucial clearance during the game and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Gabriel – 7/10

The Brazilian earned the ball back twice and did enough to keep a clean sheet in the end.

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LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10

Zinchenko performed his defensive duties well and made two key chances in the final third.

CM: Martin Odegaard – 8.5/10

The Norwegian sensation was a constant menace in the final third and scored two important goals in the second half to win the contest for Arsenal.

CM: Thomas Partey – 7/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles and made one good opportunity in the final third.

CM: Granit Xhaka – 6/10

Xhaka picked up an injury and was replaced in the 15th minute.

RW: Bukayo Saka – 7/10

The English talent made two good runs with the ball and engineered some meaningful openings for others around him.

ST: Gabriel Jesus – 7/10

He was a constant threat in the final third but once again failed to register a goal.

LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 7/10

Martinelli made two good runs with the ball but there was no goal for him tonight.

Substitutes:

CM: Fabio Viera – 7/10

Viera came on in the 15th minute and managed to secure an assist before being replaced in the 90th minute.

RW: Reiss Nelson – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

CM: Mohamed Elneny – N/A

Elneny didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

RB: Cedric Soares – N/A

He kept things solid at the back.

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