Arsenal vs Brighton Player Ratings

Petr Cech – 7.0

Back in goal after Ospina’s cameo in midweek Petr Cech didn’t have too much to do in terms of shot stopping, however, he did well to get off his line a few times to secure the ball for Arsenal.

Rob Holding – 6.8

Keeping his place in the side thanks to an injury to Laurent Koscielny, Holding carried himself well and helped keep another Emirates clean sheet with a few important blocks.

Shkodran Mustafi – 7.6

More influential defensively than Holding, Mustafi made a much bigger mark at the back as he won six headers and nine clearances as well as a couple tackles in his effort to stop Brighton from scoring.

Nacho Monreal – 8.1

The Spaniard put in yet another impressive performance yesterday as he stepped into midfield an awful lot, making 101 of his 104 attempted passes to help keep us ticking as well as topping his performance of with a goal to open the scoring.

Hector Bellerin – 7.1

As expected, Bellerin was busier going forward against Brighton and looked better in terms of his delivery on crosses as well as having his shot deflected into the path of Monreal for his goal.

Aaron Ramsey – 6.0

Unfortunately Ramsey couldn’t quite keep up his good form in midfield yesterday. He did have the odd positive spell, however, most of the afternoon he didn’t impress as he misplaced quite a few passes and had a few questionable touches of the ball.

Granit Xhaka – 6.6

Xhaka was the better of the midfield pair but was more influential when out of possession as he managed to break up play in midfield well.

Sead Kolasinac – 7.1

Had another solid outing down the left flank as we managed to keep Brighton relatively quiet but wasn’t quite as effective as Bellerin going forward on the other wing.

Alex Iwobi – 7.6

While on the pitch Iwobi played very well in the build up towards chances with his close control and quick feet before doubling our lead in the second half, but there is still room for improvement on his finishing.

Alexis Sanchez – 7.8

We had to wait until the second half to see the better side of Alexis but it was worth the wait. Becoming increasingly busy Sanchez ended the game having completed four take ons and creating six chances but his performance will be remembered for his backheeled assist for Iwobi’s goal.

Alexandre Lacazette – 7.0

It just wasn’t the Frenchman’s day. From hitting the post with his thunderous volley two minutes into the game, Lacazette managed to make chances for himself throughout the match but just couldn’t find the right finish.

Olivier Giroud – N/A

Theo Walcott – N/A

Mohamed Elneny – N/A

Again, our subs were brought on very late into the game and weren’t able to make much of an impact in the short time they were on the pitch.

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Art de Roche
Hi I’m Art and I’m currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. I support Arsenal and try to get down to the Emirates a few times each season hoping that we can finally win the Premier League again. But hopefully I write a bit more often than Arsenal win Premier Leagues!