It was a very facile win for Arsenal up in Yorkshire yesterday, but to give Leeds credit, they did try to fight back in the second half to try and retain a bit of pride.
So here are my Player Ratings for the Arsenal players at Leeds….
Ramsdale 7 –
Usual assured performance. Had no chance at all with the perfect penalty from Raphina
Tomi 8 –
Another solid showing. I can’t imagine who could replace him if his injury is serious
White 5 –
Seems to be running hot and cold lately. Terrible challenge for the penalty
Gabriel 8 –
Easily our best defender and even got in a couple of attempts on goal
Tierney 7 –
Spent more time in attack than defence but was generally solid
Partey 6 –
Overshadowed by Xhaka in the middle but did try to join attacks more, mostly unsuccessfully..
Xhaka 8 –
Solid game, good assist, but his usual one moment of madness. Will he ever learn self-control?
Saka 8 –
Maybe not at his best as Leeds were aggressive as usual, but a good goal and was always on the front foot
Odegaard 8 –
Another brilliant performance and is now an automatic starter in my eyes
Martinelli 9 –
Another indispensable starter as far as I am concerned. His eye for goal is simply dazzling
Laca 8 –
Another captain’s performance but really should have scored at least one, if not more…
Smith Rowe 7 –
The youngster is turning into a super supersub! Our top scorer and can’t get a starting spot. Incredible!
Soares 5 –
Hardly got involved and I would worry if Tomi doesn’t come back quickly