Arsenal player ratings vs PSV as one player scores 9/10 and a surprise 7/10 in Champions League victory

Mikel Arteta’s side produced a convincing display to beat the Dutch giants in the Champions League group stage opener.

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David Raya - Raya was a dependable presence between the posts and looks to have taken the no.1 spot from Aaron Ramsdale. 7.

Ben White - White put in a solid defensive performance, demonstrating excellent positioning and reading of the game. He also contributed to Arsenal’s buildup play from the back. 7.

William Saliba - Saliba’s composure and defensive awareness were on full display, although he had little to do for much of the game. 7.

Gabriel Magalhães - Gabriel was a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defense. He provided the team with physicality and aerial dominance, ensuring that PSV had a tough time breaking through. 7.

Oleksandr Zinchenko - Zinchenko had a well-rounded performance, contributing defensively and going forward. His ability to overlap and deliver crosses added an extra dimension to Arsenal’s attack. 7.

Martin Ødegaard - was the creative force in midfield, dictating the tempo of the game. His vision, passing accuracy, and a goal from his boot made him a standout player. 8.

Declan Rice - Povided stability in midfield, breaking up PSV’s attacks effectively. His ability to win duels and distribute the ball efficiently ensured that Arsenal maintained control in the center of the park. 8.

Kai Havertz - Had a quieter game compared to his usual standards but still contributed with his ball retention and occasional incisive passes. 7.

Bukayo Saka - Was the standout performer of the match, earning the Man of the Match award. He provided two crucial assists and was a constant threat on the wing with his dribbling and crosses. 9.

Gabriel Jesus - Showcased his attacking prowess with a well-taken goal. He was a constant thorn in PSV’s defense with his movement and link-up play. 8.

Leandro Trossard - Had an excellent outing, finding the back of the net and linking up well with his teammates in the final third. His directness and ability to take on defenders were commendable. 8.

Substitutes:

Emile Smith Rowe - Injected energy into the midfield after coming on as a substitute. He helped Arsenal maintain control of the game and supported both defensively and offensively. 7.

Takehiro Tomiyasu - Added defensive solidity when he entered the match, ensuring that PSV had limited opportunities in the latter stages. His versatility was an asset. 7.

Jorginho - Controlled the tempo of the game in midfield during his time on the pitch, showcasing his passing range and ability to dictate play. 7.

Fábio Vieira - Contributed positively to the team’s attacking play, adding creativity and flair to the midfield. 7.

Reiss Nelson - Made a positive impact off the bench, adding depth to the attack and keeping the pressure on PSV’s defense. 7.