Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice Score 7 as One Wasteful in Arsenal Player Ratings vs Man City

Arsenal secured a pivotal point in their pursuit of the Premier League title with a hard-fought 0-0 stalemate against Manchester City.

Prior to the match, the Gunners had surrendered their top position in the standings following Liverpool’s victory over Brighton. Nevertheless, they recognised the significance of avoiding defeat in this encounter, and the game unfolded in a tense and closely contested manner.

Gabriel Jesus had the most promising scoring opportunities for Arsenal, while Erling Haaland and Nathan Ake threatened for City. However, the match ultimately ended with both teams earning a single point, a result that favors Arsenal considerably in the title race.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Manchester City

Now, let’s delve into the ratings of each player’s performance in the clash, as provided by Arsenal FC News.

David Raya – 6

He frequently struggled to maintain his footing, resulting in numerous occasions of conceding possession easily. However, he excelled at delivering crosses. When able to maintain stability, he effectively kept Arsenal in control of the ball.

Ben White – 7

Impressive skill showcased while initiating play from the defensive line, significantly impacting Arsenal’s offensive maneuvers. Also, demonstrated strong defensive prowess in a critical match.

William Saliba -7

Consistently alert defensively, winning the majority of his duels against Haaland and maintaining composure during pressure moments for Arsenal. However, his passing might not have been as forward-thinking as usual.

Gabriel – 7

He faced Haaland head-on in the physical duel, maintaining composure unlike previous encounters in this fixture. Consistently solid throughout the match.

Jakub Kiwior – 6

It took some time to adjust to Bernardo Silva’s presence on the right side for City, but he performed well once settled. He made a respectable impact in attack.

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Jorginho – 7

While not reaching the heights of his impressive Liverpool performance, he still delivered a solid performance. He played a crucial role in keeping Arsenal composed on the ball, especially during challenging moments in the first half. Although always available as a passing option, he struggled to penetrate the tight defensive setup of the opposition, resulting in a tightly contested match.

Martin Odegaard – 7

Demonstrated unwavering dedication and consistently delivered quality performances with the ball. Played a crucial role in Arsenal’s forward momentum during the first half, and later became instrumental in their heightened control early in the second. Showcased leadership qualities with a captain’s performance in a significant match, despite a slight deficiency in end product.

Declan Rice – 7

He diligently defended, aiding Arsenal in regaining possession to disrupt City’s dominance. While he didn’t contribute significantly in attack, his primary focus remained on defensive solidity.

Bukayo Saka – 6

It was a rather tranquil day for the Hale Ender. He showcased some promising moments during the early stages of the second half when Arsenal pushed forward. However, his impact waned as the game progressed, likely due to concerns over his injury.

Kai Havertz – 6

Showed commendable dedication in the initial period, serving as a valuable outlet during Arsenal’s counterattacks. However, their influence waned in the latter half, resulting in a less impactful performance overall, albeit still respectable.

Gabriel Jesus – 5

Waited excessively before seizing favorable opportunities. Could have easily secured a hat-trick on a different occasion but wasted chances. Demonstrated tremendous effort but was fortunate to avoid a yellow card until later in the game.

SUBSTITUTES –

Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6

Doku was effectively neutralized as a threat, although there were instances where a few corners were conceded somewhat easily.

Thomas Partey – 6

Sheffield United displayed less rustiness compared to before. They effectively took over from Jorginho in midfield and performed well to see out the game.

Leandro Trossard – 6

The opportunity presented by Odegaard’s defense-splitting pass should have been capitalized on more effectively. Despite making a decent impact overall, it ultimately fell short of being decisive.

Gabriel Martinelli

Arrived too late to have an impact on the game. n/a.

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