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Arsenal v Napoli game of two halves Player Ratings


By Matt Sadler
April 11 2019

The first half was pretty special as we blew away a poor Napoli side, scored two and could've scored a few more. The second half was rather more edgy as Napoli improved slightly and caused problems down our left with us starting to get nervous, but we kept a vital clean sheet and had some big chances, which we will hope don't cost us.

RATINGS

Cech - 7. Quiet first half. Busier in the second half where his only mistake was when he slid with the ball out of play.

Sokratis - 7. Solid throughout.
Koscielny - 7. Best of our defenders.
Monreal - 6. Okay, but Napoli exploited the gap between him and Kolasinac and he struggled with one or two balls over the top.

Maitland-Niles - 8. Huge response from Sunday. Bombed up and down the right. Quality assist for the first. Big chance saved in the second half. Great performance.
Torreira - 8. Looked much more like pre-Christmas Torreira in the first half. Energetic, combative and caused the second goal. Faded somewhat in the second half.
Ramsey - 9. Opened the scoring with a well taken goal, pressed and covered every blade. Missed a huge chance at the end.
Kolasinac - 6. Napoli didn't have an answer for his power and movement going forward but he is wasteful and lacks finesse. Won tackles but didn't help Monreal out much.

Ozil - 7. Quality in the first half with some great touches and flicks. Quieter second half.

Lacazette - 6. Tried to cause problems but didn't get much out of the Napoli defence and air shotted one in the first half.
Aubameyang - 6. Looked dangerous but missed some big chances, particularly one at the end.

Subs:

Iwobi - 5. Decent deeper in possession but didn't do too much going forward.
Mkhitaryan - 5. Couple of sloppy moments in possession but made the Ramsey chance late on.
Elneny - 5. Played some passes.

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