Player Ratings: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal

Bernd Leno – 6.5
Not much to do on the night and should have ended with a clean sheet but for the dubious penalty for Benfica.

Cédric Soares – 7.5
Proving to be a very reliable cover for full back positions and even assisted the 57th minute equaliser for Saka.

Hector Bellerín – 7
With Saka in front of him our first choice right back looks much more relaxed . Solid performance from Hector

Gabriel – 7
Another solid performance from Gabriel.

David Luiz – 7
Luiz plays well with Gabriel and hi consistency is improving.

Martin Ødegaard – 7.5
The Norwegian is a very good player and showed it on the night. Brilliant defence splitting pass for Soares assist.

Dani Ceballos – 6.5
Steady performance from the Spaniard.

Bukayo Saka – 8
This young gunner is getting better with every game he plays. Another stellar performance topped by the all important away goal.

Emile Smith Rowe – 7
Another good performance from the youngster, looks like another star for the near future.

Granit Xhaka – 7.5
Xhaka has been much improved in recent weeks. This was another solid performance by him.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5.5
Missed 3 goalden chances, very unlike him but importantly he is getting into goal scoring situations. Goals will follow.

Substitutes
Gabriel Martinelli – 6
Great to see him back in action. Didn’t have much time to influence the game.

Kieran Tierney – 6
Again – Great to see him back in action. He makes the team stronger.

Nicolas Pépé – N/A

Willian – N/A

Mohamed Elneny – N/A

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