Arsenal player ratings: Gunners fail to secure top-four finish after beating at the hands of Spurs

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Arsenal were crushed by their local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the North London Derby. The Gunners had a chance of qualifying for the Champions League with a win here, but Spurs were just not ready to give in. A Harry Kane double and a strike from Son was enough for Spurs to see-off the Gunners. Moreover, Rob Holding got sent-off in the first-half which piled the misery on Arsenal. However, the only positive for Arsenal from the game is that they still sit fourth. But the need to win their remaining two games for a Champions League berth. The Arsenal player ratings for their derby loss are here.

Arsenal player ratings: Defense

Aaron Ramsdale- 4/10

His defenders exposed him like anything. Cedric gave away a soft penalty, Holding got sent-off, and poor marking for the two goals. However, salvaged his pride with one good save.

Cedric Soares- 2/10

The right-back was in shambles throughout the game. Poor at both the ends, neither did he contain the Spurs’ full-backs nor did he contribute well in Arsenal’s attacking game.

Rob Holding- 1/10

Holding kept annoying Son for fun and at last earned himself a second yellow and consequently a red. It was as if he wanted the red. Couldn’t keep his cool for a big game which hampered Arsenal’s ability to make a comeback. The experienced Arsenal center-back deserves lowest ratings.

Gabriel- 3/10

Looked as if he would take the pressure and settle in the backline in the absence of his regular partner Ben White. But Holding’s game changed everything and Gabriel found it hard to cope.

Takehiro Tomiyasu- 5/10

A figure among ciphers. Tomiyasu seemed as the only Arsenal player who was playing for the shirt. Didn’t contribute to his team’s embarrassment and fought his battles well. One of the very few Arsenal players who scores decent ratings.


Mohamed Elneny- 5/10

Elneny held his own in the midfield as he was forced put in senseless passes. But at least didn’t commit any grave mistakes.

Granit Xhaka- 3/10

Xhaka would be satisfied that the red was not flashed at him this time. However, could have helped Spurs score a fourth only for Kulusevski to scramble the opportunity.

Martin Odegaard- 2/10

It looked as if Odegaard loved the sky. His every single shot from distance just rocketed into the sky. Nonetheless, his game was rammed by poor passes and poor decisions.


Bukayo Saka- 4/10

Saka failed to get past Sessegnon and as a result shifted to left-central midfield. Some good moves from his make-shift position, but that was it.

Eddie Nketiah- 3/10

His tireless pressing could have really helped Arsenal, only for Holding to squander everything.

Gabriel Martinelli- 6/10

The Brazilian looked positive. Further on, he tried to create something every time he got the ball. A massive 6 dribbles completed, 14 duels contested with 8 won to Martinelli’s name. Has to be the highest ratings for any Arsenal player.


Emile Smith Rowe- 3/10

Replaced Martinelli in the 63rd minute. What could he have offered, the game was done and dusted. However, still have a fight.

Alexandre Lacazette- 2/10

Replaced Nketiah in the 73rd minute. Lacazette’s substitution was as if Arteta gave him 18 minutes in what could be his last ever North London Derby.

Nuno Tavares- 3/10

Replaced Gabriel in the 75th minute. A forced substitution as Gabriel sustained a knock.

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