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Here’s how we rate the Arsenal players:
Bernd Leno – 8.5
A fine performance from Bernd Leno. The German goalkeeper matched his impressive distribution with a string of fine saves which kept the Gunners in the match. His best performance in an Arsenal shirt.
Stephan Lichtsteiner – 6
He had a tough first-half but did well in the second. Stephan Lichtsteiner didn’t quite look as comfortable playing the wing-back position as he did at full-back.
Rob Holding – 6
He was okay. Rob Holding put in another decent performance at the back, recovering well in the second half after a shaky first 45 minutes.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 7
A solid performance from Sokratis on his return to the team. It was great to see the big Greek defender get his first Arsenal goal too.
Nacho Monreal – 6.5
He did well in the first 45 minutes. Nacho Monreal was probably the most comfortable player in that back three but has played a lot of football lately and needed the rest.
Sub: Lucas Torreira (46′) – 6
A steady 45 minutes from Lucas Torreira. He added some much-needed presence in the centre of midfield.
Matteo Guendouzi – 7.5
Matteo Guendouzi was impressive. The young Frenchman got his first Arsenal goal too as the former Lorient man put in another solid performance in the centre of midfield.
Mohamed Elneny – 6.5
He played fairly well. Mohamed Elneny was an unfortunate victim of Arsenal’s poor first-half performance and had to move into his less favoured attacking midfield position. He looked far more comfortable in the deeper role.
Emile Smith Rowe – 8
A fine performance from Emile Smith Rowe. The 18-year-old grabbed his first senior goal for the Gunners but it only capped a disciplined and well-rounded display.
Sub: Mesut Ozil (65′) – 5
He looked a little off the pace during his cameo performance.
Alex Iwobi – 8.5
Another fine performance from Alex Iwobi. He had a hand in both goals, winning the corner for the first and setting up the second for his fellow youth team graduate, Emile Smith Rowe.
Sub: Alexandre Lacazette (71′) – 5
A quiet cameo from Alexandre Lacazette.
Sead Kolasinac – 5
A steady return to first-team action for Sead Kolasinac. He didn’t put in the best performance of his career offensively or at the back but it was just about match fitness for him.