Arsenal's Half Time Ratings against MLS All-Stars: Saka and Trossard Impressive, White Exhibits Unease
Arsenal players' performances rated in a recent match against All-Stars.
Aaron Ramsdale did not perform at his best when playing out from the back. Mikel Arteta had a conversation with him early on, presumably addressing this issue. Ramsdale's performance can be rated as a 6.
Ben White was caught out of position early in the game and struggled defensively afterwards. The All-Stars took advantage of his side as he tried to invert. White's performance can be rated as a 5.
William Saliba, on the other hand, was simply outstanding. Despite the scorching heat, Saliba maintained his composure and dominated the game. He was the first to react to any situation, bailing out his teammates and showcasing his skills against the All-Stars. Saliba's performance can be rated as an impressive 8.
Gabriel displayed his leadership qualities at the back, although Arsenal's defense looked shaky at times. He excelled in one-on-one duels but received a bizarre booking from the referee. Gabriel's performance can be rated as a 7.
Jakub Kiwior had a few moments of uncertainty that could have been punished by a stronger opposition. He attempted to invert like Zinchenko, but didn't execute it as convincingly this time. However, he redeemed himself with a crucial goal-saving tackle towards the end of the game. Kiwior's performance can be rated as a 6.
Jorginho held his ground in the midfield, providing a solid presence. However, his passing lacked progression at times, which is unusual for him. Leaving him alone at the base of midfield can be risky due to his lack of mobility. Jorginho's performance can be rated as a 6.
Fabio Vieira had a relatively quiet game when he came on as a substitute for Martin Odegaard. He didn't make any major mistakes, but failed to make a significant impact on the game. Vieira's performance can be rated as a 6.
Leandro Trossard showcased his class throughout the game. His goal highlighted his technical excellence, and his ball control was sublime. He came close to providing an assist for Gabriel Jesus as well. Trossard's performance can be rated as an impressive 8.
Bukayo Saka once again proved to be Arsenal's most threatening attacker. Whenever he had the ball on the right side, the All-Stars left back seemed fearful. Saka contributed two assists during the game and looked sharp overall. His performance can be rated as an 8.
Gabriel Jesus scored a superb goal, displaying his skill and precision. He worked hard as the lone striker but could have potentially scored more than just one goal. Jesus' performance can be rated as a 7.
Eddie Nketiah had a relatively quiet first half, switching positions between the middle and the left. He struggled to make a significant impact on the game, although he didn't make any major mistakes. Nketiah's performance can be rated as a 6.