Arsenal picked all three points against Huddersfield Town earlier today to keep the pressure on top-four rivals Chelsea.
A goal each by Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette in the first half gave the visitors a healthy cushion, although Sead Kolasinac’s own goal in the dying minutes of the game denied Unai Emery’s men a clean sheet as they emerged 2-1 winners.
Here are our Arsenal player ratings from what transpired.
Bernd Leno 7/10
The German shot-stopper had a solid game under the bar as he made a few crucial saves. He was unfortunate for not picking up a clean sheet.
Shkodran Mustafi 5/10
It was another disappointing outing for Mustafi as he was shaky for the major portions of the game.
Laurent Koscielny 8/10
Koscielny was rock-solid at the back, and notably made a couple of brilliant blocks to nullify Adama Diakhaby’s crosses.
Nacho Monreal 7/10
The Spaniard didn’t have too many issues at left-back, and despite being tested by Diakhaby on numerous occasions, he kept his composure.
Sead Kolasinac 7/10
Kolasinac provided the assists for Iwobi’s opening goal, and caused problems for the Huddersfield defence.
Matteo Guendouzi 6/10
It wasn’t an impressive outing as he wasted quite a few opportunities in the first half. However, he came back much stronger after the interval and had a better second half.
Lucas Torreira 6/10
The Uruguayan international had an unusually quiet day at the office. He couldn’t impose himself in the middle of the park and left a lot to be desired.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles 8/10
Found the right passes and tested Terence Kongolo. Maitland-Niles also provided the assist for his side’s second goal of the game.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 7/10
It was an impressive display by the Armenian attacker as he pressed the hosts even though he had nothing to show for in the end. Still isn’t 100% match-fit though.
Alexandre Lacazette 7/10
The Frenchman got himself into the right areas and thoroughly deserved the goal he scored.
Alex Iwobi 7/10
The 22-year-old was clever at finding space, and made the right runs during the counter-attacks. He scored the crucial opener early on.
Mohamed Elneny 6/10
Brought more calmness in the middle of the pitch.
Denis Suarez 5/10
Suarez looked rusty and failed to make any significant impact.
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