ARSENAL managed to retain their spot on the high of the Premier League desk by scraping a slim 1-0 win over Leeds.
Mikel Arteta’s facet actually struggled on this event, however they by some means managed to return away with all three factors.
Bukayo Saka’s first half strike was sufficient to safe a victory for the Gunners on an unconvincing afternoon.
This is how SunSport’s Emillia Hawkins rated the efficiency.
Aaron Ramsdale – 7
Ramsdale was the only motive why Arsenal stole the factors from right now’s conflict.
He made some incredible saves to maintain Leeds at bay, though he had little to do whereas Bamford stepped as much as take the penalty.
Ben White – 4
White gave the impression to be one of many weaker hyperlinks in Arsenal’s squad this afternoon.
He was caught out of place on a number of events whereas Leeds pushed ahead, that means Saliba needed to cowl two positions.
It gave the likes of Luis Sinisterra and Brenden Aaronson the time and house to create an enormous menace.
William Saliba – 4
Saliba has been considered one of Arsenal’s most constant gamers this season, however right now’s efficiency was removed from his greatest.
The Frenchman made some vital blocks right here and there, however he nearly gifted Leeds a purpose after his heavy first contact rolled into the trail of Bamford. However fortunately, Ramsdale was there to make an excellent double save.
And to make issues worse, he gave away a penalty with a blatant handball.
Gabriel – 5
The Brazilian has skilled a dip in confidence over the previous few weeks, however he put in a strong defensive efficiency right now… till he nearly gave away a penalty within the ninetieth minute.
Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6
The complete-back did job contemplating he was solely launched to the left facet of defence final week.
Thomas Partey – 5
Partey placed on a strong show in midfield however generally struggled with the tempo and excessive depth of which Leeds attacked with.
Granit Xhaka – 5
Much like Partey, he struggled at occasions underneath the stress of the Leeds assault.
Martin Odegaard – 4
Odegaard has been excellent for Arsenal this season, however he showcased an underwhelming efficiency in opposition to Leeds.
The midfielder was confronted with excessive stress from the Whites all through which led to quite a lot of misplaced passes and poor possibilities.
Bukayo Saka – 6
The younger star prompted just a few issues for Pascal Struijk all through the primary half however had little involvement after that.
He did rating the decisive purpose nevertheless, and it was a incredible strike.
Gabriel Martinelli – 5
The Brazilian had little to supply for Arsenal right now, a stark distinction from his earlier performances this season.
Gabriel Jesus – 5
Jesus additionally did not make a lot of an impression for the Gunners, however, then once more, he was granted little to no service in assault.