Arsenal faced off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a positive result on the road. The Gunners made a dominant start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.
The North London club managed to score the opening goal in the 46th minute via Gabriel Martinelli’s effort. Mikel Arteta’s men sat on their lead well and cruised to a narrow 1-0 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player performed during the match against the Foxes.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 6.5/10
The Gunners’ custodian didn’t have a save to make in the game and kept an easy clean sheet today.
RB: Ben White – 7/10
White got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles and made a few crucial clearances at the back.
CB: William Saliba – 7/10
He was a dominant presence in the air and did enough to keep a clean sheet tonight.
CB: Gabriel – 7/10
The Brazilian defender gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and won a couple of aerial duels as well.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7.5/10
Zinchenko did his fair share of defending and had a lively game in the Leicester half.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 6.5/10
He had a couple of bright moments in the game but produced an uninspired display at the centre of the park today.
CM: Jorginho – 7/10
The Italian talent anchored the midfield well at times but lacked quality going forward.
CM: Martin Odegaard – 6.5/10
He engineered a few decent chances for his teammates in the final third and made one decent run with the ball.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 7/10
Saka caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders but failed to register a goal.
ST: Leandro Trossard – 7.5/10
He showed a few signs of what he is capable of and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 7/10
Martinelli managed to threaten the Leicester goal at times and scored the only goal of the game early in the second half.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
He made a couple of promising runs with the ball.
CM: Thomas Partey – N/A
Partey hardly had any time to influence the game.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.