So Arsenal got their second win of the season, and although it was still a little scrappy, considering our opponents it was a good three points.
So here are Dan’s Player Ratings for the game…..
You’re not going to face more of an aerial bombardment then against Burnley, and most of the time Leno took responsibility with the ball in the air. Took too long to decide to finally kick the ball long when it was clear his defence were not comfortable passing it out.
Got forward more than he did against Newcastle, but final ball was poor. Showed good leadership qualities.
As the game wore on took initiative and controlled the situation. What was good to see was him directing his teammates, leadership qualities we don’t always see.
Type of game he loves. He just had to win things in the air, rarely having to be moved out of position. Not great in possession
Maitland Niles (5)
My MOTM at Newcastle had an off day with his touch poor at times. Didn’t get close enough to his man to stop crosses and a couple of times in the second half it could have cost us.
Did his job, broke up play and gave the ball to his more technical peers. It was a young CM and he wasn’t intimidated. One small criticism would be could he move the ball faster.
Like Guendouzi he moved the ball slowly, which we didn’t need two CM doing at home. Drove into areas but needs to show more belief in the final third.
Ceballos (9) MOTM
Too early to compare him to a Cazorla or Fabregas but in a scrappy game was the one player who showed flair. A couple of sexy touches and skill, also not afraid to take a shot from distance .
Reiss Nelson (4)
Subbed at half time which I hope doesn’t hurt his confidence. For the second game running his final ball was lacking, still waiting to see some personality where he puts his mark on the game.
Was actually quiet in the first half on the right but improved when moved sides. He got the winner though which sums him up. Emery needs to work out how to get all his attackers in the game.
He bullied Burnley as much as they did us. Will only get better once he finds match fitness, and he showed good strength for his goal.
Great run to start with but maybe tried to force things.
Great to see him back . Smart sub as he helped stop the danger from the width, doubling up with Monreal.
Came on to seemingly get stuck in and wind Burnley up.