Arsenal Player Ratings vs FK Qarabag: Here’s how the Gunners fared
Arsenal picked up their eighth consecutive victory of the season after routing FK Qarabag 3-0, picking up a third clean sheet on the bounce. The Gunners are now one of the in-form teams and are playing an expansive brand of football under Unai Emery.
Sokratis bundled in the ball in the fourth minute via a corner before youngster Emile Smith Rowe picked up Arsenal’s second on the night. Matteo Guendouzi then capped off an overall impressive performance with a third goal.
Arsenal Player Ratings
Bernd Leno (7/10)
Leno made a few fine saves in the match. He was also very comfortable playing the ball out from the back.
Arsenal’s best defender on the night. His defensive qualities are excellent and his awareness was superb.
Rob Holding (6/10)
His positioning was slightly poor in the first half and he often hesitated to come across and bailout Lichsteiner.
Nacho Monreal (7/10)
Won three aerial duels and completed 100% of his tackles on the night. He marshalled the spaces well.
Stephan Lichsteiner (6/10)
Looked slightly off-radar in this game. Most of Qarabag’s threat came down his channel.
Matteo Guendouzi (6.5/10)
Not the best performance from Guendouzi on the night, who failed to gain control in the middle of the park but his passing has been a great asset to this team. The youngster scored his first goal for the club as well.
Mohamed Elneny (5/10)
Didn’t provide much protection to the defence in the first half. He was also often caught out of position.
Sead Kolasinac (7/10)
Kolasinac looked superb going forward but still has his defensive vulnerabilities. His crossing was impressive as well.
Emile Smith Rowe (7/10)
Struggled a little bit in the first half, giving away possession cheaply. But he scored a goal to make up for it despite squandering other good chances.
Alex Iwobi (9/10)
Iwobi was surely the best player on the pitch. His hold up play was brilliant and he linked up well with Kolasinac down the left channel. He also provided a key assist for the second goal.
Danny Welbeck (6/10)
Not the best performance from Welbeck who struggled to create much in the final third.
Lucas Torreira (6.5/10)
A neat and tidy game from the Uruguayan. He really is fitting into the Emery system.
Mesut Ozil (5/10)
Gave the ball away a few times and made bad decisions in the final third. An odd cameo from the German.
Alexandre Lacazette (6/10)
Held the ball up well and provided the assist for Guendouzi’s goal.