Player Ratings: Villareal 2-1 Arsenal – A poor performance by Arsenal

Despite the the poor performance Arsenal managed to get an all important away goal through Pepe penalty.

Here are the ratings:

Bernd Leno – 6.8

Can’t blame him for the goals and pulled off a great save that kept Arsenal in the game.

Calum Chambers – 5.2

Very average performance by the Englishman.

Pablo Mari – 5.0

Poor display by the Spaniard. He looked nervy for most of the night and was at fault for the first goal.

Rob Holding – 5.2

Bad defending for their second goal and he did not look very assured at the back.

Granit Xhaka – 5.6

Samuel Chukwueze had a field day ageist him. He is not a left back.

Thomas Partey – 6.4

He needed a better partner than Ceballos in the middle of the park. Still tried to do his job admirably.

Dani Ceballos – 4.6

He let the team down once again and he should’ve been replaced at the break. He is too weak and erratic.

Bukayo Saka – 7.3

By far the best Arsenal player once again. He earned the penalty that keeps us in the tie. He wasn’t afraid to take the game to the hosts.

Martin Odegaard – 5.3

This was one of his worst performances for Arsenal. He didn’t look match fit.

Emile Smith Rowe – 6.1

Did well in an unfamiliar position but could not influence the game due to underperforming teammates

Nicolas Pepe – 6.7

Slotted the all important penalty coolly and he was a treat to opposing defence.

Substitutes

Gabriel Martinelli – 6.5

The team looked more balanced after he came on. He worked his socks off as usual.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 6.0

Came on 5 minutes left of the normal time left and still managed to get himself into a goal scoring position.

Willian – N/A

Mohamed Elneny – N/A

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