Friday, July 12, 2024

Player ratings: Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal travelled to Brentford in the League Cup on Wednesday night and made nine changes from the North London Derby.

Some were forced, but Mikel Arteta clearly wanted to rotate his side in this game and give other players opportunities. Amongst those was academy product Sagoe Jr who earned his first team debut.

Arsenal controlled proceedings in the first half and took a deserved lead through Reiss Nelson.

The second half was more of an even affair, with Brentford’s pretty much full strength XI, starting to get into the game and having a number of shots, although only really testing Aaron Ramsdale twice.

Use our player rater tool below to have your say on how the players performed, and see the average of all the other fans. Scroll down to see how we rated the players and who we chose as the man of the match.

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Here’s how I rated the players:

Aaron Ramsdale – 8

Ben White – 7

Takehiro Tomiyasu – 8

Gabriel Magalhaes – 7.5

Jakub Kiwior – 8

Jorginho – 7.5

Emile Smith Rowe – 7.5

Kai Havertz – 7.5

Sagoe Jr – 6

Eddie Nketiah – 7

Reiss Nelson – 8

Men of the match: Reiss Nelson. The matchwinner and probably will be pushing for a start against Bournemouth now. Tomiyasu was also brilliant in central defence, a position we’ve not seen a lot of him in for Arsenal. 

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