Willian (RW) – 3/10 – What does Willian have on Arteta? Evidence of tax fraud? How on earth he can start over Reiss Nelson remains a mystery. Not even that actually, how he starts over anyone is beyond comprehension.
Whether it’s predictable movement off the ball or an unwillingness to try a pass that isn’t five feet in front of him, he contributes nothing at all to the attack. Nothing.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST) – 3/10 – You can’t knock him for not trying. Even if little came off, he harassed and hounded down the ball, pressing from the front, yet he was once again starved of anything through the middle. In the first half, Lacazette didn’t even pass to him. Not once.
The player in this team tasked with creating through the middle didn’t even pass to the striker once in the opening 45 minutes. However, try as you will, but when you score, it needs to be in the right net.
Bukayo Saka (LW) – 6/10 – Tried to create whether by moving centrally or taking men on wide, once again proving to be the most likely outlet for Arsenal, even if little came off. He huffed and he puffed but he’s surrounded by three other failing forwards.
Dani Ceballos – 5/10 – Tried to up the tempo after his involvement through riskier moves on the ball and passes in behind. Not all came off but he brought urgency.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – N/A – Didn’t have chance to make much of an impact. Ran the channels well and tried to pin Burnley back, but he wasn’t on long enough.