Brighton 0-3 Arsenal: Player ratings from convincing win

  • The Gunners returned to the top of the Premier League with a thumping win at Brighton
Leandro Trossard scored against his former club
Leandro Trossard scored against his former club / Steve Bardens/GettyImages
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Arsenal head back to the top of the Premier League table on Saturday with a convincing 3-0 win away to Brighton.

Having rotated heavily for the midweek win over Luton, Mikel Arteta was expected to return to full strength against the Seagulls, and he did exactly that. Bukayo Saka returned to the side after being absent on Wednesday evening and was joined back in the XI by Declan Rice, Jorginho, and Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners did not disappoint at the Amex as they put pressure on their hosts from the first whistle.
Having had plenty of early chances, Arsenal finally took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Saka neatly converted a penalty won by Gabriel Jesus.

Brighton put pressure on the visitors in the second half but Kai Havertz soon doubled his side's lead with a finish from close range. With the Seagulls attacking fiercely, Arsenal hit on the counter attack and Leandro Trossard netted against his former side to round off the win.

Arsenal's defensive superiority proved faultless once again as, despite plenty of late pressure from the hosts, Mikel Arteta's side saw out the game to secure their 14th Premier League clean sheet of the season.

Brighton 0-3 Arsenal player ratings

Kai Havertz
Arsenal celebrate their second goal of the evening / Steve Bardens/GettyImages

Here are the Arsenal player ratings from their thumping 3-0 win.

Goalkeeper & Defenders

David Raya (GK) - 6.5/10 - Was rarely tested throughout the match but had to make a brilliant save to deny Julio Enciso a stunner late in the first half.

Ben White (RB) - 6.5/10 - Did his job well and was a constant attacking option on the right side. He rattled a few of the Brighton players throughout the second half.

William Saliba (CB) - 7/10 - Defensively solid once again, as has been the case for the majority of the season.

Gabriel (CB) - 7.5/10 - Spurned a good chance to open the scoring early on with a header from a free kick but made up for it defensively. The Brazilian was solid at the back and made a good block in second-half stoppage time to preserve his side's clean sheet.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB) - 5.5/10 - Just as on Wednesday evening, he was once again the defensive weak point. He had a few loose touches that almost presented Brighton with chances.

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