Arsenal v Brighton – Player Ratings



Arsenal ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Brighton at the Emirates today. Let’s see how the players rated …




Cech 7

Easy afternoon for the experienced stopper, dealt with whatever little action came his way with relative ease.


Holding 7

After some recent horror performances, this steady showing will do his confidence the world of good.


Mustafi  7

Passed the ball out well from the back. Untroubled defensively.


Monreal 8

Took his goal well to open the scoring and put in a solid shift at the back.


Bellerin  8

Bombed forward at every opportunity and it’s noticeable how much his crossing has improved of late.


Kolasinac 7

Looks a real threat going forward, but turned off defensively to allow March in behind him a couple of times in first-half.


Ramsey  7

Covered a lot of ground in the centre, but clearly left his shooting boots at home, as he should have done better with a couple of half chances.


Xhaka 7

Kept things ticking over nicely for his side.


Iwobi 8

Decent performance capped by a superb finish for Arsenal’s second goal.


Sanchez 9 ( MOTM )

Looks back to his best. Full of energy and invention. Beautiful back-heel assist for Iwobi goal and unlucky not to get on the score sheet himself.


Lacazette 7

Smashed the post with a brilliant effort from the edge of the box in the first couple of minutes, but will be disappointed he didn’t do better with a couple of other chances either side of half-time.




Giroud 6

Failed to make his usual impact off the bench.


Walcott 6

Given 20 minutes to impress, didn’t.




Ryan 7

Not at fault for either goal and made some crucial stops.


Bruno 7

Tough day for the 36-year-old Brighton stalwart up against Alexis. Stuck to his task well however.


Duffy 7

Looks more comfortable defending crosses into the box than with the ball at his feet. Always puts in a shift however, and can only improve playing against top-class players every week.


Dunk 7

Can look a little awkward at times, but gave his all. A couple of brilliant defensive blocks and some excellent accuracy with long balls forward.


Bong 6

A mixed bag. Showed great pace and strength at times, but at others looked hesitant on the ball.


March 7

Looked dangerous with the ball at his feet, and cracked a brilliant free-kick off the post in first-half. Looks a player.


Stephens 7

Solid shift. Continues to impress in defensive midfield role.


Propper 6

The step up from Dutch football to the Premier League is obviously a big one and he looked out of his depth at times.


Izquierdo 6

Looks like he needs time to adjust to the English game, decision making was poor on a couple of occasions.


Gross 6

Has put in plenty of fine performances already this season, this wasn’t one of them.


Brown 6

Was asked to play as a central-striker due to injury to Hemed. His movement was decent, but struggled due to a lack of quality service.




Murray 6

Went close with a near post header.


Knockaert 6

Still waiting to see the type of form that saw him voted Championship player of the season last season.


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