Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace: Player ratings as Gunners cruise to much-needed win

  • Gabriel scored twice in the first half to hand Arsenal half-time lead
  • Leandro Trossard added a third in the second half before Gabriel Martinelli struck twice in stoppage time
  • Gunners secured first win since Christmas

Arsenal secured a much-needed win against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon
Arsenal secured a much-needed win against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
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Declan Rice was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining / BEN STANSALL/GettyImages

Declan Rice (DM) - 7/10 - Certainly wasn't Rice's cleanest performance with the ball, but he was once again stellar defensively. Won a flurry of second balls to sustain pressure. Withdrawn with a reported hamstring issue.

Martin Odegaard (CM) - 7/10 - Odegaard was heavily involved, especially in the second half. Had a less dictatorial role, but was nonetheless metronomic in and around the box.

Kai Havertz (CM) - 5/10 - The break didn't bring about a noticeable improvement in Havertz's game. The German once again won a few headers and duels, but bright moments in possession were infrequent.

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