Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal: Player ratings from another Gunners demolition

  • Arsenal battered Sheffield United on Monday night
  • Gunners raced into a 5-0 half-time lead
  • Ben White added a sixth in the second half

Arsenal crushed a sorry Sheffield United at Bramall Lane
Arsenal crushed a sorry Sheffield United at Bramall Lane / DARREN STAPLES/GettyImages
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Arsenal cruised to their seventh consecutive Premier League win on Monday night as they thumped Sheffield United 0-6 at Bramall Lane.

The tone was set almost immediately by the imperious Martin Odegaard, who tapped home an early opener to kick-start yet another walk in the park for Mikel Arteta's Gunners.

Sheffield United's back four was completely overwhelmed by the visitors' slickness in possession and intensity out of it, and Chris Wilder switched to a back five after Arsenal moved into a 3-0 lead 15 minutes in.

However, the change did little to stop the rot as Arsenal, through Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, scored their fourth and fifth goals of the contest before half-time. Rice's effort meant the Gunners became the first team in English football history to score five goals away from home in three consecutive games.

The visitors were chasing more records in the second period, with Ben White adding a sixth before the hour with a sweet left-footed strike.

The Gunners then celebrated the long-awaited return of Thomas Partey from injury as the Ghanaian took to the field for the first time since October. However, the goals dried up after the hour and Arsenal were forced to settle for a mere 6-0 victory.

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal player ratings

Gabriel Martinelli, Jake Kiwior, Martin Odegaard
Arsenal were in imperious form on Monday night / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Here are the Arsenal player ratings from yet another mauling.

Goalkeeper & Defenders

David Raya (GK) - 6/10 - Raya might have the easiest job in the world. The Spaniard had nowt to do as Arsenal suffocated Sheffield United for the duration.

Ben White (RB) - 8/10 - Who knew White could strike a ball so sweet with his weaker left? The defender had little to worry about defensively and was intent on having an impact in the final third.

William Saliba (CB) - 7/10 - He'll have tougher nights.

Gabriel (CB) - 7/10 - See Saliba.

Jakub Kiwior (LB) - 7.5/10 - Kiwior looks so settled in this role and is even delivering no-look assists! It's his spot in the team to lose.

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