Goalkeeper and Defence


GK – David Raya – 6/10 – flapped at a corner early on but collected a number of crosses late in the match to take the pressure off his defence.

RB – Ben White – 5/10 – the fullback did well to pick out Kai Havertz in the build-up to the goal but he really struggled to deal with Alejandro Garnacho.


CB – William Saliba – 8/10 – a top-drawer display from the Frenchman, with his game summed up in one moment when he calmly slid in to take the ball off Garnacho inside his own box.

CB – Gabriel – 7/10 – not quite at the same level as his centre-back partner but the Brazilian dealt with Rasmus Hojlund when called upon to do so. Importantly, he kept his concentration for the full 96 minutes.

LB – Takehiro Tomiyasu – 7/10 – does everything with a minimum of fuss. Amad Diallo did cause some issues with his tricky feet but the Ivorian found it tough to get past the Arsenal fullback.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.