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Martinelli Gets 8.5, Saka With 8 | Arsenal Players Rated In Dominant Win Vs Everton

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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 entertained Everton at the Emirates Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to earn a positive result at home in the Premier League. The Gunners made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 40th minute when Bukayo Saka found the back of the net with a good finish before Gabriel Martinelli made it 2-0 to Arsenal in the first half injury-time. Mikel Arteta’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.

Martin Odegaard scored his team’s third goal in the 71st minute before Martinelli put the icing on the cake by scoring again just nine minutes later. The contest ended with the Gunners earning a dominant 4-0 win in front of their home fans.

Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the contest against the Toffees.

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 8/10

The English keeper made a few solid saves at the back and earned a well-deserved clean sheet at the Emirates.

RB: Ben White – 7/10

He performed his defensive duties well and made one key chance in the final third.

CB: William Saliba – 7/10

Saliba made a couple of crucial clearances at the back and did enough to earn a clean sheet.

CB: Gabriel – 7.5/10

He earned the ball back twice and was a strong presence in the air.

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LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 8/10

He made two interceptions when defending inside his half and was a real threat on the left flank. Zinchenko ended the game with an assist to his name.

CM: Martin Odegaard – 8/10

Odegaard caused a few headaches for the Everton defenders and got his name on the scoresheet in the 71st minute.

CM: Jorginho – 6.5/10

The Italy international had a solid game in the first half and was substituted at half-time.

CM: Granit Xhaka – 7/10

Xhaka came back to defend when required and was accurate with his passing.

RW: Bukayo Saka – 8/10

The English sensation was a constant menace in the final third and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

ST: Leandro Trossard – 7/10

Trossard showed a few signs of promise and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 8.5/10

Martinelli scored a goal each in both halves to help his team earn a dominant win tonight.


CM: Thomas Partey – 7/10

He got stuck in with some solid tackles.

CM: Fabio Vieira – 6.5/10

Vieira secured the ball back once.

ST: Eddie Nketiah – 7/10

He came off the bench and bagged an assist.

LB: Kieran Tierney – N/A

Tierney didn’t get enough time to warrant a rating.

CM: Emile Smith Rowe – N/A

He hardly had any time to make an impact.

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