Arsenal entertained PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates Stadium earlier tonight as they focused on securing a positive result at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Gunners made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead in the eighth minute courtesy of Bukayo Saka’s goal. Leandro Trossard doubled Arsenal’s advantage just 12 minutes later before Gabriel Jesus made it 3-0 in the 38th minute. Mikel Arteta’s men went into the half-time interval 3-0 up on the scoreline.
Martin Odegaard added another goal in the 70th minute as the Gunners cruised to a dominant 4-0 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player performed during the clash against PSV Eindhoven.
GK: David Raya – 8/10
Raya made a few solid saves at the back and secured an important clean sheet at home.
RB: Ben White – 7.5/10
He cleared the danger when needed and had a few bright moments in the opponent’s half.
CB: William Saliba – 7.5/10
The French talent didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when needed and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Gabriel – 7/10
He was a strong presence in the air and would be quite pleased with the clean sheet.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6.5/10
Zinchenko didn’t do much wrong at the back and was replaced in the 57th minute.
CM: Martin Odegaard – 8.5/10
He was always willing to have a strike at goal and managed to score in the second half.
CM: Declan Rice – 7/10
Rice anchored the midfield with conviction and was a tidy distributor of the ball.
CM: Kai Havertz – 7/10
The German got stuck in with a few solid tackles and caused a few problems in the PSV half.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 8/10
Saka gave Arsenal the lead in the 28th minute and managed to grab an assist as well.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 8/10
The Brazilian striker caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and has got a goal to show for his efforts.
LW: Leandro Trossard – 8.5/10
Trossard made a few decent chances for others around him and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10
He was solid when defending inside his half and made one key chance going forward.
LW: Reiss Nelson – 6.5/10
Nelson made a positive impact off the bench and bagged an assist for setting up Odegaard’s goal.
CM: Fabio Vieira – 6.5/10
He added more creativity to Arsenal’s midfield.
CAM: Emile Smith Rowe – 6.5/10
Smith Rowe engineered two good chances in the final third.
CM: Jorginho – 6/10
He kept the ball moving well.