First half goals from Eddie Nketiah and Rob Holding, and a late strike from Fabio Vieira gave Arsenal a 3-0 win over Bodo/Glimt at the Emirates this evening.
Mikel Arteta rotated heavily, making 8 changes from the side that beat Sp*rs, and while it wasn’t always plain sailing and the visitors had a good spell in the second half, the Gunners were more than worthy of the win.
Here’s how the players rated this evening.
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Arsenal 3-0 Bodo/Glimt – Player Ratings
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A few of the new boys have huge potential, but not quite there defensively.
Don’t know what you mean mate but the opposition was no walk over…I noticed a drop in intensity after the second goal and it feels like worst pressing performance of the season in that short spell… Nelson looked sharper than I remember in years,tomiyasu is wonderful wherever he’s played and sambi is really improving.. especially in his ability to resist pressing….a great performance without hitting higher gears… prepare for a tough match away…
You must be watching a different Match.
What game were you watching? He was excellent tonight.
Sambi is solid going forward and in possession but really quite bad out of it. Absolutely never anywhere near the opposition counter attacks, certainly not in any position to intercept or tackle.
Hopefully it can be taught- at least to some degree. If he could just do the basics defensively he’d be a hell of a player.
He needs to let go the fear factor and just be himself – he’s so scared of putting a foot wrong and this inhibits his game. There is a good player in there if he would just play without the hand brakes.
No, he was not.
Sambi is improving and has huge potential. It is just the hardest position in football.
I think he needs a loan to gather some game time. In the meantime maybe another young DM can come like the Brazilian …Danilo(?)
Hilary, you must be watching a different match.
Hilary, this is one Hilaryous comment.
Agree but especially on Tomiyasu. Thought he was superb tonight
I thought Tierney was so secure defensively today, never gave an inch on that left side.
Zinky is an amazing addition to our attack, but KT has to be given a chance, specially in the more high risk games. I think he could’ve been very useful against Manure, for example.
Sambi will improve with every first team game he plays. Has a good eye for a pass but can still be positionally naive and a little ineffective in the tackle.
Which is fine – he’s a young prospect who’s in the team to grow, and his curve is upward. However, the reality is that there is still a big gap between him and Thomas and that’s a concern, should Thomas get injured (again!).
Why we did snatch Renato Sanches for no money, even just as mid-field engine/enforcer back-up, I do not know!
Good game, but should be a opportunity to rotate more players…
shame how Nelson isn’t living to his potential, had way more direct chances than Marquinhos and screwed them al
Little too harsh on Turner tbh
Agreed, I thought he did very well.
Still waiting for the rating to load, but no, Turner fills me with dread. He has not let anything in and makes some solid saves, and I want him to look good, because I’m American. He just looks scared and sent a quite a few wayward balls out of play.
Spot on. You can’t play football with dread in you.
Hopefully he just needs a few more games to settle – prone to the odd brain-fart (never good in a keeper!) but seems to have very good shot-stopping reflexes.
Agreed, I thought he had a really good game. Couple of misplaced passes aside, he made some important saves
Agreed. Feel like Turner gets analyzed more harshly than Ramsdale (Def think him being American plays a part in that). He’s the better shot stopper of the two goalies for sure.
Him coming from MLS is more like the reason he gets analyzed. You are basically the back-up goalie to the league leaders of the best league in the world. Don’t think Turner got a fraction of the abuse that Ramsdale got without even touching the ball.
No, he is not- not the better shot stopper.
He definitely is. Ramsdale is an average to below-average shot stopper with excellent distribution and passing range. Turner is a good to possibly great shot stopper with much worse distribution and passing range. 538, FBRef, Opta, whatever stats you want to use pretty clearly show this.
About right in my opinion. He didn’t have a lot to do. To pass quite poorly under no pressure when that was what you did more than anything doesn’t warrant much higher.
I feel like he looks nervous most of the time. He was surely bought as someone who can play the ball under pressure (and not) given that’s part of our game. Perhaps he needs a really top performance in the shirt to build that confidence.
Thought he looked very comfortable on the ball. He doesn’t have Ramsdale’s passing range though…yet, but that’s Ramsdale’s standout quality.
I thought he was very good with his hands, one good save, one excellent take, but he really doesn’t look comfortable on the ball. At times he very obviously didn’t want it.
In remember in one of his first interviews when he signed he said: “The style of play with the Revolution is mighty old school. If there’s pressure, we don’t really try to play out of it too much. “At Arsenal, the goalkeepers are required to play a little bit more with the ball, playing in the system rather than just sort of going out there” I doubt his distributing will even be on the level required for an Arsenal first goalkeeper as playing out from the back is essential for our type of play. Whenn we’re dominant like yesterday’s game… Read more »
True; and the point of playing him in these games–which, let’s be honest, we are likely to win–is to give him experience.
Turner doesn’t strike me as a good keeper. Too jittery especially with the ball at his feet. Seems to lack confidence.
If he can’t play the ball out with his feet then why did we buy him? He’ll never be reliable in Arteta’s system.
To those folk who relatively recently requested their arsenal back…
Trouble is that a lot of our Arsenal included the Invincibles, so always going to be tough to get that back…
We pretty much have our old Arsenal back. In 1998, we won the league (by 1) with 78 points. In 1999 we came in second (1 point back) with 78 points. We can reach those point totals. In 2002 we won with 87 points Five years later, at the peak of their powers, the Invincibles won the league with 90 points. Obviously they never lost a game. At the same time they dropped 24 points via 12 draws. Happily, we finished 15 points ahead of third place ManU. The top of the league is very different now. In the last… Read more »
10/10 for the liveblog chat today
The liveblog chat today was epic! I think Chemgooner is still meeting with parents!
I enjoyed it!
Wasn’t Bodo Glimt in Star Wars?
No you mean lord of the rings
Yes, it invites some kind of mash-up involving Frodo, Bilbo, and Gimli.
What’s Ben White doing with his hand there?
But is it his hand?
Covering the boner he got from seeing Gabi’s skills?
Loved the sneaky throw in misdirect from odegaard and Tomi ahead of the goal
What a player Vieira will be for us once he hits his stride.
Maybe not on long enough to rate but thought Nelson had a good cameo
Agreed. He looked sharp and hungry.
And he was smiling. Even on the outskirts of the team players are happy to be at Arsenal and that says a lot about the atmosphere.
Matt Turner always looks like he’s got smudged eyeliner on.
Also does anyone else think Marquinhos looks a bit like David Rocastle?
Turner has that Almunia-esque haunted look. Viviano had the same. And thank you. I was trying to think of who Marquinhos reminded me of, and it was indeed Rocky.
Me too – dunno how I didn’t clock that resemblance earlier… kept bothering me.
Sambi has a bit of AMN vibes to me. Looks comfortable on the ball but just is not switched on off it enough to anchor a midfield. Not sure that’s something that’s so easily trained, and it’s not surprising we’re being linked with a few #6’s out there.
Yeah I think they must see Lakonga’s ceiling as a 6 is not high. He is there out of necessity.
He’s looked good as an 8, I think if Elneny was fit he would’ve played there yesterday. I don’t mean to be overly harsh on him; I just don’t think he’s quite the Partey successor the club thought they were buying.
Not on for long, but Nelson definitely had a point to prove when he came on, he looked lively. He should get more time now, give Martinelli a rest.
I love the sound of the cracking post… especially when I’m lonely 🤔😅
Hm. Is this the Eastern European version of the expression, “bust a nut”?
Gotta say I’m a big fan of Tierney getting more shots off lately. He’s had some good ones and they always have a lot of power behind them, gives us good opportunities for rebound goals. He’ll start getting them in the net too.
More than that, if he can build a bit of a ‘Robert ‘O McCarlos’ reputation, he will pull defenders out of the box to close him down when he chunders in from wide… then Jesus will rise up and create miracles
Holding hair is flourishing. Certainly look better than Rooney.
Maybe C*nte will open discussions with Holding. Not about a transfer to Sp*ds, you understand, but a chat about his Barnet.
Is Rob in talks with Barnet now?
Someone should have maybe told Wayne they do faces now
Masterclass – Lokonga,Jesus,Odegaard.
10/10 to the lads for shutting up the commentator who couldn’t stop with the”Arsenal have not kept a home clean sheet this season”
More superior to their opponents. Good team selection. Bravo.
Not on long enough to rate for Nelson is a total cop out Blogs. He had a neat little impact in the time he featured including two chances and a decent set up. Your refusimg to give credit to a player you’ve written off already.
Nice to see Matt Turner making a couple of decent saves. Still can’t see us beating Liverpool on Sunday.