Arsenal entertained Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium earlier today as they looked to earn a positive result at home. The Gunners made a decent start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 28th minute when Eddie Nketiah found the back of the net. Mikel Arteta‘s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Nketiah scored again in the 50th minute before completing his hattrick just eight minutes later. Fabio Vieira got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot in the 88th minute before Takehiro Tomiyasu put the icing on the cake by scoring Arsenal’s fifth goal in injury-time. The contest ended with the Gunners earning a dominant 5-0 win in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the match against the Blades.
GK: David Raya – 6.5/10
He didn’t have a save to make in the game and kept a comfortable clean sheet at the back.
RB: Ben White – 7/10
White was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
CB: William Saliba – 7/10
He kept things solid at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition from scoring.
CB: Jakub Kiwior – 7/10
Kiwior cleared the danger when needed and was tidy with his passing.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7.5/10
He performed his defensive duties well and made one good chance going forward.
CM: Emile Smith Rowe – 7.5/10
Smith Rowe caught the eye at times in the opponent’s half and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Declan Rice – 7.5/10
Rice controlled the game well from midfield and ended the game with an assist to his name.
CM: Kai Havertz – 7/10
He linked up play well with others around him but failed to register a goal.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 6.5/10
Saka made one inviting chance in the final third but never looked like he would find the back of the net.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 10/10
Nketiah bagged a memorable hattrick in what proved to be his best performance of this campaign.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 7.5/10
He caused a lot of headaches for his marker but there was no goal for him.
LW: Leandro Trossard – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 7.5/10
Tomiyasu managed to score in injury-time.
CM: Fabio Vieira – 7/10
He converted from the penalty spot.
RW: Reiss Nelson – 6/10
Nelson added some pace to Arsenal’s attack.
CM: Mohamed Elneny – N/A