Arsenal entertained Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result at home in the Premier League. The Gunners made a decent start to the game and got their noses ahead via Gabriel Jesus’ 35th-minute penalty. Mikel Arteta’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Ben White doubled Arsenal’s advantage in the 47th minute before Gabriel Jesus netted his second goal just eight minutes later. Leeds got a goal back via Rasmus Kristensen’s effort in the 76th minute. However, Granit Xhaka scored a late goal for the Gunners as they ended up cruising to an impressive 4-1 win in front of their home fans which consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League table.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the match against the Whites.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 7/10
Ramsdale made a few impressive saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet today.
RB: Ben White – 7.5/10
He did his fair share of defending inside his half and scored a good goal in the 47th minute.
CB: Rob Holding – 7/10
Holding made a few important clearances at the back and was a strong presence in the air.
CB: Gabriel – 7.5/10
The Brazil international gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and was a threat going forward as well.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10
He didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and got replaced in the 85th minute.
CM: Martin Odegaard – 7/10
Odegaard was a positive influence at both ends of the field and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Thomas Partey – 6.5/10
He anchored the midfield well at times but could last only 59 minutes.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 8/10
The Swiss sensation came back to defend when needed and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 84th minute.
RW: Leandro Trossard – 7.5/10
He engineered some decent chances for his teammates to score and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 8.5/10
Jesus scored two important goals to give his team a convincing win at the Emirates today.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 8.5/10
He was a constant menace on the left flank and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Jorginho – 6/10
He added some energy to Arsenal’s midfield.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 6/10
Saka made one encouraging run with the ball.
CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – N/A
He didn’t get enough time to warrant a rating.
CM: Fabio Vieira – N/A
Vieira hardly had any time to influence the game.
LB: Kieran Tierney – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the contest.