Arsenal welcomed Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium earlier today as they focused on securing a victory in the North London derby. Mikel Arteta‘s men made a bright start to the game and got themselves ahead in the 26th minute when Cristian Romero scored an unfortunate own goal. However, Heung-min Son equalised for the visitors in the 42nd minute. Both teams went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the lead in the 54th minute from the penalty spot. However, Son equalised once again for Spurs just a minute later. The derby finished with the Gunners being held to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the clash against Tottenham.
GK: David Raya – 6/10
Raya made a few crucial saves at the back but still conceded two goals during the game.
RB: Ben White – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending but offered very little going forward.
CB: William Saliba – 6.5/10
The French talent tried his best to keep things solid inside his half and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Gabriel – 7/10
He was a strong presence in the air and managed to secure possession back a few times for his team.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10
Zinchenko performed his defensive duties well but struggled to make an impact in the Tottenham half.
CM: Martin Odegaard – 6.5/10
He made a few promising opportunities for his teammates to score but there was no goal for him.
CM: Declan Rice – 6.5/10
Rice was a solid presence in the middle of the park but was substituted at half-time.
CM: Fabio Vieira – 6/10
He struggled to make a positive impact and was replaced at half-time.
LW: Gabriel Jesus – 7/10
The Brazilian attacker made a few decent runs with the ball but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6.5/10
He had a couple of bright moments in the game but never looked like he would score.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 8/10
Saka caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and scored Arsenal’s second goal from the penalty spot in the 54th minute.
CM: Kai Havertz – 6.5/10
He linked up play well with others around him.
CM: Jorginho – 5.5/10
He was far from convincing in the middle of the park.
RW: Reiss Nelson – 6/10
He made one key chance in the final third.
CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – N/A