Players ratings: Arsenal 3 – 2 Man United


Arsenal beat Manchester United 3-2 in the Premier League today. Here are our ratings:

(score 6 corresponds to the average)

David de Gea 4 – his distribution and decision-making amaze me. Smart save in the 83rd minute.

Aaron Van Bissaka 3,5 — some good tackles, as it was, but he is much to blame for Arsenal’s first goal. I don’t even think he knew Nketiah was there until the ball was in the net.

Raphael Varane 9 – excellent in defense.

Lisandro Martinez 7 – fantastic resourcefulness and application to loop the ball to his goal. He didn’t seem to want to push the ball forward, which he usually does with honor; his dependence on De Gea limited United’s play in Arsenal’s half.

Luke Shaw 8 – becomes Mr. Constancy and at the same time consistently ranks among the best on the field. However, he did not dare to defend himself from Saki.

Scott McTominay 3 is a shockingly awful walkthrough. There was a spectacular fuss in places, but Arsenal completely dominated the midfield. Van Bissake didn’t help in any way in Arsenal’s final goal.

Christian Eriksen 4.5 – struggled to influence the game. The defenders did not help either. The usual decent passage.

Antony 5.5 – some great touches on the ball, but not threatening… at all.

Bruno Fernandes 7.5 is a very commendable game in midfield. However, he lacked real magic in attack.

Marcus Rashford 9 – what a goal. Some of his tricks didn’t work, but still threatened and attacked White and Tomiyasu every time he kept the ball in the wrong half of the field.

Wout Weghorst 8.5 – brilliant target shooting. However, United are not used to looking for him in the penalty area yet.


Fred 6 – failed to negate Arsenal’s pressure from midfield.

Alejandro Garnacho N/A — late cameo.


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