Arsenal Times
Luiz redemption MotM Players Ratings v City
By Matty Sadler
July 18 2020

Wow wow wow what a win. Sterling missed a couple of sitters but otherwise I thought we defended excellently. How have we beaten Liverpool and City in a week!? How can the Kronke's not want to invest in Arteta!? She Wore She Wore She Wore a Yellow ribbon in the merry month of August We are the mighty Arsenal and we're going to Wembley!


Martinez - 8. Class again.

Mustafi - 7. Shaky moments early on but okay overall. Almost scored.
Luiz - 9 MotM. Superb again I thought. Dealt with everything. Real leader.
Tierney - 8. Looks great at LCB. Reads the game well and snuffs out danger.

Bellerin - 6. Okay but had a few iffy moments in the first half, the worst being that careless pass.
Ceballos - 7. Didn't think he started off that well but grew into the game.
Xhaka - 9. Brilliant all-action display. Blocked a De Bruyne shot well in the first half. Another real leader.
Maitland-Niles - 8. Before kick off I was wondering if AMN over Saka was the right call, but he was excellent defensively. Going forward I think he suffered being on his wrong foot, but that's me being picky.

Pepe - 7. Much, much better than against Liverpool. Looked sharper, involved. Wasn't just stuck out on the right. Brilliant ball for the opener.
Lacazette - 7. Worked very hard. Ball stuck to him and his passing to the wide areas was better.
Aubameyang - 9. Responded to missing a big chance early on with two top, top quality goals, which came after me and my mate had an argument about whether he was world class or not. Great player.


Willock - 6. Put himself about.
Torreira - 5. Got involved.
Holding - N/A. Not on long.
Kolasinac - N/A. Not on long.