Arsenal Player Ratings as Emile Smith Rowe Scores 8 as One “Was Asleep Off the Ball” in Luton Town Win

Arsenal FC News rates the performances of the Gunners in their Premier League win against Luton Town at the Emirates Stadium.

David Raya – 6

With minimal testing during the night, but prepared when needed, there was some commendable performance from the defense, showcasing focus and exactly meeting the demands of such occasions.

Ben White – 7

White continues to impress with his consistent performance, making it increasingly challenging to articulate his prowess every three days. Once again, he showcased adept defensive skills and made notable offensive contributions.

William Saliba – 6

Manchester City exhibited a varied defensive approach over the weekend, maintaining confidence for the most part. A notable highlight occurred in the second half when they skillfully evaded pressure with a dribbling maneuver.

Gabriel – 6

A brief lapse in concentration during the first half led to a misunderstanding with Zinchenko. Apart from that, he demonstrated confidence against Carlton Morris, who posed a potential challenge.

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6

Zinchenko showcased his typical game upon his return to the side, displaying great assurance on the ball and taking the initiative to play Arsenal out from the back. Despite a couple of risky giveaways, it’s the classic risk and reward scenario that characterizes the Ukrainian’s style.

Thomas Partey – 7

Performed adequately in the midfield anchor role, consistently delivering dangerous balls over the top. Showing noticeable improvement with each game following his return from injury.

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Martin Odegaard – 7

Arsenal scored an exceptional goal, opening up the game. Despite the packed schedule, they remain a consistently reliable team.

Emile Smith Rowe – 8

The Hale Ender showcased his prowess with a critical performance, reclaiming possession for the first goal and providing an assist for the second. Despite fatigue creeping in from a lack of match sharpness, he demonstrated his value to Arsenal when afforded the opportunity.

Reiss Nelson – 6

Was asleep off the ball time and again as Luton looked to get in down the left. Decent enough on the ball going forward and unlucky not to grab his goal, but that performance won’t have him troubling the first team for a while.

Kai Havertz – 6

He tirelessly worked at the top, constantly making runs to receive balls behind the defense. However, it was disheartening to witness him resorting to diving, resulting in a deserved booking.

Leandro Trossard – 7

Smith Rowe receives a well-placed pass for the second goal, showcasing why he’s consistently considered for the first team, especially given his performance in this game.

SUBSTITUTES –

Eddie Nketiah – 6

Showing determination to achieve his goal upon entering the game, he launched a powerful shot from near post, narrowly missing to trouble Kaminski.

Declan Rice – 6

Impressive performance whether playing as a defensive midfielder or an attacking midfielder. Ensured Luton had no opportunity to make a comeback, fulfilling the team’s needs perfectly.

Gabriel Martinelli

Arrived too late to impact the outcome of the match. n/a.

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Came on too late to influence the game. n/a.

Jorginho

Came on too late to influence the game. n/a.

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