Arsenal Forwards Ratings
Nicolas Pepe (RW) – 7/10 – Moving out on the right side having impressed on the opposite flank against Southampton, a drop off was both expected and understandable. However, while he wasn’t as dangerous as he was on the south coast, he broke out very well with and without the ball and performed his defensive duties excellently.
Being pinned back by Luke Shaw for large stages of the match, he managed the game as well as he could have given the circumstances. Impressive outing.
Alexandre Lacazette (ST) – 6/10 – Desperately unlucky to see his free-kick cannon off the underside of the bar, a goal his effort probably desired. Showed poor decision making in the first half when he fired straight at De Gea with options either side.
It was the usual battling display from the Frenchman.
Gabriel Martinelli (LW) – 6/10 – Another player who was perhaps more effective in his own half, the covering from Martinelli when Cedric was caught too far infield is indicative of his mentality and desire. He did struggle against Wan-Bissaka on occasion, a defender who is excellent in one-on-one situations, although there were hints of vision in the final third.