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Odegaard And Saka Get 7 | Arsenal Players Rated In Derby Draw Vs Fulham

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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 Fulham at the Emirates Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a positive result in front of their home supporters. The Gunners made a sloppy start to the contest as they conceded the opening goal in the first minute when Andreas Pereira scored for the visitors. Mikel Arteta’s men failed to mount a comeback in the first half and were trailing 1-0 at half-time.

Arsenal came roaring back in the second half as Bukayo Saka scored from the penalty spot in the 70th minute before Eddie Nketiah completed the turnaround just two minutes later with a great finish. Fulham went down to ten men after Calvin Bassey was sent off. However, Arsenal conceded a late equaliser when Joao Palhinha scored with a solid effort. The match finished with the Gunners being held to a 2-2 draw in the London derby.

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

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 5.5/10

He made one good save at the back but will be disappointed after conceding two goals today.

RB: Thomas Partey – 7/10

Partey worked hard defensively and made some decent runs with the ball. He was substituted in the 55th minute.

CB: Ben White – 6.5/10

The English talent made a few crucial clearances inside his half and was a good presence on the ball as well.

CB: William Saliba – 6/10

The French defender made two essential defensive contributions and managed to create a good chance going forward.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores the team’s first goal from a penalty kick during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on August 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LB: Jakub Kiwior – 6.5/10

He did his fair share of defending but offered very little in the Fulham half.

CM: Martin Odegaard – 7/10

Odegaard completed some decent dribbles in the final third but failed to register a goal.

CM: Declan Rice – 7/10

He anchored the midfield well at times but offered very little in the opponent’s half.

CM: Kai Havertz – 6/10

The German made a couple of decent chances for others around him but could last only 55 minutes.

RW: Bukayo Saka – 7/10

Saka caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and was calm when converting his penalty in the second half.

ST: Leandro Trossard – 6.5/10

He managed to engineer some meaningful openings for his teammates but never looked like he would score. Trossard was replaced at half-time.

LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 7/10

Martinelli was not shy of having a strike at goal but failed to take any of his chances.


ST: Eddie Nketiah – 7/10

He came off the bench and scored a good goal in the second half.

LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5/10

Zinchenko made two decent chances in the final third.

CAM: Fabio Vieira – 7.5/10

He caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Jorginho – N/A

ST: Gabriel Jesus – N/A

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