Arsenal Substitutes and Mikel Arteta Ratings
Mikel Arteta – 6/10 – Arsenal didn’t play badly on the day and Arteta can bemoan some poor actions in the final third and a lazy piece of defending from Cedric. Really went for it with the changes in the second half. However, the decision to bring Willian on and switch flanks with Pepe made no sense.
Xhaka found Pepe all afternoon down that side, and even if Pepe didn’t take advantage of the situations, the threat remained.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5/10 – Got into dangerous areas after replacing Lacazette, being denied by a fine Tyrone Mings tackle on one occasion. Moved well and added urgency in the attack but not enough impact. Mostly anonymous.
Martin Odegaard – 6/10 – Sprayed passes around after coming on and maintained the speed of Arsenal’s attacks. Some good signs. Can’t shoot, though.
Willian – 3/10 – Hmmm. Reiss Nelson must be fuming in the Under-23s.