Arsenal bounced back by picking up maximum points away at Bramall Lane. Alexandre Lacazette scored the opening goal after an outstanding team move by the visitors.
Gabriel Martinelli secured the points in the 71st minute via a tap-in from close range. Lacazette added the third late in the game to after a brilliant through ball by Partey.
Let’s take a look at how Arsenal players rated:
Bernd Leno – 7
The German keeper didn’t have a busy night but made a couple of good saves in the game to secure an easy clean sheet away from home.
Callum Chambers – 6.8
Chambers kept things solid at the back and won a few aerial duels. His contribution in final third wasn’t as good.
Rob Holding – 7.3
Holding was a rock at the center of the defence.
Pablo Mari – 7.1
He partnered Holding capably and hardly gave away the ball. Solid CB display by the Spaniard.
Granit Xhaka – 7.2
The Swiss international played as a makeshift left-back which I never like but put in a flawless fullback display defensively but struggled to influence the game at the other end.
CM: Dani Ceballos – 7.8
The Spaniard had one of his better games after the recent struggles. He was lively on the ball and creative and got an assist.
Thomas Partey – 7.4
Partey controlled the midfield as well as protecting his backline. He also played a sublime pass to assist Lacazette’s second.
Gabriel Martinelli – 7.5/10
The Brazilian youngster had an all action display throughout the game and got rewarded with a late goal.
Bukaya Saka – 6.4
Saka played the No10 role and struggled to influence the proceedings but not for trying hard. He got subbed in the second half with what looked like a upper thigh muscle injury.
Nicolas Pepe – 6.6
Pepe was involved in the the game but with no end product. He needs to retain the ball better.
Alexandre Lacazette – 9 MOTM
The French striker was excellent throughout the game. His link up play and work rate were top notch. He also scored two fine goals to give the Gunners the much-needed three points and deserves to be named the man of the match.
Willian – 6.1
The Brazilian playmaker did OK to keep things ticking after replacing Saka.
Mohamed Elneny – N/A
He did not get enough minutes to influence the game.