Arsenal participant rankings: Nketiah silences critics with imposing show however Havertz’s dismal Gunners begin continues

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ARSENAL continued their unbeaten begin to the season as Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah seized on their alternative to shine.

Nelson opened the scoring within the eighth minute on the G-Tech Neighborhood Stand, and the Gunners by no means regarded again.

Reiss Nelson scored the winner to send Arsenal through to the Carabao Cup fourth round


Reiss Nelson scored the winner to ship Arsenal via to the Carabao Cup fourth sphericalCredit score: AFP
Eddie Nketiah did a great job at leading the line


Eddie Nketiah did a fantastic job at main the roadCredit score: Alamy
Kai Havertz struggled to impose himself on the match once again


Kai Havertz struggled to impose himself on the match as soon as once moreCredit score: Getty

They restricted an out-of-sorts Bees facet to simply two photographs on the right track as Arsenal dominated midfield.

Jorginho, who was at fault for Son Heung-min’s second purpose within the North London Derby, pulled the strings as Emile Smith-Rowe additionally carried out effectively on a uncommon begin.

Mikel Arteta made eight modifications to the facet that drew 2-2 with Tottenham, together with a return to the facet for Kai Havertz.

Nonetheless the German did not impose himself on the match.

Right here is how SunSport’s Kieran Davies rated the Arsenal show.

Aaron Ramsdale – 6

Had little to do, early on within the sport appeared eager to impress and was attempting to string passes to play out from the again.

Barely had a shot to avoid wasting all sport.

Ben White – 7

Strong as you want, when Brentford regarded to get in behind Arsenal White was typically there to cowl. Communicated effectively with the again 4 all through.

Takehiro Tomiyasu – 8

The stand-out defender for the Gunners this night. Seems way more achieved on this place than at full-back.

Typically lined the runs of Wissa and Mbuemo to guard Ramsdale within the Arsenal purpose.

Gabriel – 6

Common efficiency by the centre-back.

Ought to have been main by instance however all the time appears to be like like he has a mistake in him. First one to complain to the referee, even when he’s at fault.

Jakub Kiwior – 7

Bought ahead effectively down the left flank and supported the assaults. In a position to get again and do his defensive duties when the counter was on.

Emile Smith-Rowe – 7

Stand-out participant within the first half, was concerned in most issues Arsenal created. Unfortunate to not be on the scoresheet as Mark Flekken made a fantastic cease along with his toes. Went quiet within the second half.

Jorginho – 7

Was breaking apart play and his brief passing was setting Arsenal on the assault on quite a few events.

Grafter’s efficiency, made it troublesome for Brentford to get time on the ball in the midst of the park.

Kai Havertz – 5

Actually is not residing as much as his price ticket. All too typically looks as if he has borrowed Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility.

Got here into the sport on a few events within the second half however sufficient for such an costly switch.

Charles Sagoe Jr – 7

Eager and desirous to get entangled, continually displaying for the ball. Within the first half he brought on Brentford all kinds of issues down the fitting wing.

Eddie Nketiah – 9

Regardless of not scoring, held all the pieces collectively up high. Got here brief in search of the ball typically and held the ball up effectively to carry different gamers into the assault.

Unselfishly squared the ball to Nelson for the profitable purpose after playing on a weak header again to the keeper.

Reiss Nelson – 7

Confirmed composure to complete effectively for the profitable purpose. Took confidence from that and had first half.

Appeared to wrestle to get into the sport within the second half as he seemed to be missing match health.


Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6

Struggled to get into the sport after approaching. Regarded composed on the ball when he had it, ensured Arsenal retained possession to frustrate Brentford.

Gabriel Jesus – 6

As ever, can not fault his work price. Comes in search of the ball typically however as consequence finds himself with the ball at his toes nowhere close to the purpose making it troublesome to threaten which is irritating from a striker.

Martin Odegaard – 7

Calm head in direction of the top, is aware of how one can maintain onto the ball. Clever participant, ensured that Arsenal held onto the ball and pinned Brentford into their very own half.

Mohamed Elneny – 6

Eager to attain the purpose that put the sport to mattress. When possibilities introduced themselves, struggled to work the keeper.

Cedric Soares – 6

Got here on late within the sport to make sure that they had numbers in defence.

Performed his half in making certain there have been our bodies between any Brentford participant in possession and Ramsdale’s purpose.

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