A Determined And Organized Performance: Arsenal Player Ratings From Their Win Over Wolves

Arsenal registered their third successive victory in the Premier League following their commendable 2-0 win over Wolves at the Molineux earlier today.

After a slow start to the contest, Bukayo Saka gave Mikel Arteta’s side the lead in the first half with his scrumptious strike which breezed past Rui Patricio.

Wolves were clearly frustrated after the break and lapses of concentration from their defenders allowed Alexandre Lacazette to find the back of the net after coming off the bench.

Here are our Arsenal player ratings from their win over Wolves.

Emiliano Martinez 7/10

His fine run of form in goal continued as he bagged his third clean sheet on the trot in the league. He reacted well in closing down on Adama Traore in the first minute and handled his area with immense calmness. Proactive in dealing with crosses, he also distributed the ball with brilliance.

Shkodran Mustafi 7/10

Barring his misjudgment in the early seconds, the German defender played an instrumental part in keeping Traore at bay and thrived with resilience.

David Luiz 6/10

Luiz had to walk on thin ice for an hour after he was booked for his tackle on Traore in the first half. Although he made a crucial block to stop Diogo Jota’s strike, he had a few dicey moments which, thankfully, caused no harm to his team.

Sead Kolasinac 6/10

The Bosnian has been far from convincing after the resumption of business. He was easily pulled out of his position and hardly offered his offensive prowess.

 Cedric Soares 6/10

In his first start for the north London outfit, Soares looked assured defensively but some of his first touches were poor. Nonetheless, he made it difficult for Jonny Castro to find his rhythm and manage to make 2 tackles during the fixture.

Dani Ceballos 6/10

There was an apparent dearth of imagination from Ceballos as he struggled to get past Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, and Leander Dendoncker.

Granit Xhaka 7/10

The Swiss international covered Luiz and Kolasinac and produced a gritty display in the middle of the park, carving 4 tackles and winning 1 aerial duel.

Kieran Tierney 7/10

Due to his presence as the left wing-back, most of Arsenal’s attacks were focussed down the left. The first goal came as a result of his offensive endeavours and he also tracked back timely to make defensive contributions.

Bukayo Saka 7/10

The young gun was in tatters early in the first half, wasting possession and getting into unnecessary positions. However, he popped up in the right area and engineered a swinging finish to get his first Premier League goal.

Eddie Nketiah 6/10

Nketiah was monitored from close quarters by Willy Boly, Conor Coady and Romain Saiss and was deprived of services. He wasted an opportunity to score by hitting the post but he did make some nice movements to cause problems for Wolves.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 6/10

The skipper was kept quiet for a major chunk of the game but had his involvement in the first goal. Although he failed to score a goal, his defensive contributions and presence of mind after the break was evident.


Ainsley Maitland-Niles 6/10

After coming on for Tierney early in the second half, Maitland-Niles made his presence felt by getting into physical duels with Nuno Espirito Santo’s men and left no stone unturned to keep possession.

Joe Willock 6/10

He could not get his shot right after a clever interchange of the ball between Xhaka and Aubameyang but it was easy to sense the urgency from Arsenal to bag another goal after his introduction as he brought energy and directness.

Hector Bellerin 5/10

The Spaniard did not have a huge impact but certainly injected a bit more solidity into the defensive setup.

Lucas Torreira 5/10

Torreira did not have much of the ball but his energy was evident.

Alexandre Lacazette 6/10

The striker wrapped up the game with his brilliant finish as he finally put an end to his goal drought.

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