Arsenal clashed heads with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to earn a victory away from home in the FA Cup. The Gunners made a good start to the game and were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time interval.
Mikel Arteta’s men conceded the opening goal in the 64th minute when Nathan Ake found the back of the net for the Mancunian club. Arsenal failed to mount a comeback and crashed to a tough 1-0 loss on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the match against Manchester City.
GK: Matt Turner – 6/10
He made a couple of decent saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 7/10
Tomiyasu was a threat in the opponent’s half but didn’t do much wrong defensively.
CB: Rob Holding – 6.5/10
He kept things tidy at the back in the first half but was replaced at the half-time break.
CB: Gabriel – 6.5/10
The Brazilian talent was solid on the defensive end of the field and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Kieran Tierney – 6/10
He earned the ball back once and made one good run with the ball.
CM: Fabio Vieira – 6/10
Vieira had a few bright moments in the game but failed to threaten the Man City goal.
CM: Thomas Partey – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 6/10
Xhaka got stuck in with some solid tackles and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 5.5/10
The England international struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and was toothless in front of the opponent’s goal.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
Nketiah had one lively moment in the game but failed to register a goal tonight.
LW: Leandro Trossard – 6.5/10
He engineered a couple of inviting chances for his teammates on the attacking third of the pitch.
CB: William Saliba – 6/10
Saliba won’t be happy about conceding a goal after the hour mark.
CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga – 6/10
He added some bite and steel to Arteta’s midfield.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 6.5/10
Martinelli made two encouraging runs with the ball.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6/10
He was solid at the back.
CAM: Martin Odegaard – 6/10
Odegaard hardly gave away the ball.