Nottingham Forest 1-2 Arsenal: Player ratings as Gunners climb up to second

  • Arsenal moved up to second with win at the City Ground
  • Goalless first half after Gunners dominant
  • Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka made sure of the three points after the restart

Arsenal climbed up to second with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest
Arsenal climbed up to second with a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Midfielders

Emile Smith Rowe
ESR on his second Premier League start of the season / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Declan Rice (DM) - 6/10 - Rice has had better days, that's for sure. Was beaten by Morgan Gibbs-White at times in the first half which allowed Forest to counter, and wasn't particularly dominant in the middle of the park.

Martin Odegaard (CM) - 7/10 - Some of his combination play was divine, and he was able to create multiple openings as a result - just don't ask him to finish off the moves, because, well, he just won't shoot.

Emile Smith Rowe (CM) - 6/10 - This was just his second Premier League start of the season, with Arteta showing that he hasn't lost faith in the midfielder. Smith Rowe wasn't outstanding, but he injected pace into Arsenal's attacks on occasion.

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