Arsenal locked horns with Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium earlier today as they looked to earn all three points away from home in the Premier League. The Gunners made a bright start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 17th minute when William Saliba scored with a good header. Gabriel Jesus doubled Arsenal’s advantage just 11 minutes later with a great header as the North London club went into the half-time break 2-0 up on the scoreline.
Mikel Arteta’s men made an electric start to the second half as Fabio Viera found the back of the net with an excellent strike. The contest ended with Arsenal earning an impressive 3-0 victory on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the clash against Brentford.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 7/10
The English keeper made a couple of solid saves during the game and did enough to earn the clean sheet.
RB: Ben White – 7.5/10
White earned the ball back twice and even engineered two good chances in the final third.
CB: William Saliba – 8/10
Saliba opened the goal-scoring with a good header and had a decent game on the defensive third of the pitch.
CB: Gabriel – 7/10
The Brazilian talent cleared his lines when required and would be quite happy with the clean sheet today.
LB: Kieran Tierney – 7/10
The Scottish talent didn’t hesitate to put his foot through the ball when needed
CM: Thomas Partey – 7/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but had a quiet game in the opponent’s half.
CM: Granit Xhaka – 7.5/10
The Swiss international anchored the midfield with conviction and engineered some decent chances in the final third. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 8/10
Saka created a handful of promising opportunities for others around him and picked up a couple of assists during the game.
CAM: Fabio Viera – 8/10
He caused a few headaches for the Brentford defenders and scored a brilliant goal early in the second half.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 7.5/10
Martinelli made a few decent runs with the ball and orchestrated two good chances in the final third.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – 8/10
The Brazilian forward was a constant menace in the final third and scored a well-deserved goal in the 28th minute.
CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga – 6/10
He was tidy with his passing.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
Nketiah was a bit sloppy with his link-up play.
RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10
He hardly had any time to influence the game.
RW: Marquinhos – N/A
Marquinhos came on in injury time.
CAM: Ethan Nwaneri – N/A
At 15, he became the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League.
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