Arsenal player ratings vs Sporting CP as one scores 7/10 and a disappointing 4/10 in penalty shootout loss

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Mikel Arteta’s side were knocked out of the Europa League on penalties by Portuguese side Sporting.

Aaron Ramsdale - Conceding from the halfway line proved costly for the Gunners and the England shot stopper failed to save a spot kick in the shootout. 4.

Takhehiro Tomiyasu - Substituted early due to injury. 5.

William Saliba - Substituted after 21 minutes due to injury. 5.

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Gabriel - Had a solid game in defence, making several key clearances and tackles to thwart Sporting’s attacks. 6.

Oleksandr Zinchenko - Was one of Arsenal’s better players, showing his attacking prowess by creating chances and supporting the attack. 6.

Fábio Vieira - Was booked early in the game and failed to make much of an impact before being substituted. 5.

Jorginho - Didn’t make a significant impact before being substituted in the second half. He struggled to get involved in the game. 5.

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Granit Xhaka - Was the standout player for Arsenal, scoring a goal and providing crucial passes in midfield. 7.

Reiss Nelson - Didn’t make much of an impact before being substituted in the second half. 5.

Gabriel Jesus - Was expected to get 60 minutes but come off at half time because Arsenal only had one substitution window left. 6.

Gabriel Martinelli - Showed pace and creativity on the ball and was one of Arsenal’s better players. Missed the crucial penalty in the shootout. 6.

Substitutes

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Ben White (on for Tomiyasu at 9’) - Came on early due to injury and performed well. 6.

Rob Holding (on for Saliba at 21’) - Came on early due to Saliba’s injury and put in a good shift, making some important clearances and tackles. 6.

Thomas Partey (on for Jorginho at 65’) - Injected some energy into Arsenal’s midfield. He made some good passes and tackles to help his team. 7.

Bukayo Saka (on for Nelson at 65’) - Came on in the second half and made an immediate impact. He showed his quality on the ball and created some chances. 6.

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Leandro Trossard (on for Gabriel Jesus at 45’) - Hit the woodwork and made a positive impact. 6.

Martin Odegaard (on for Vieira at 100’) - Made a positive impact after coming on for Fabio Vieira. Should have came on earlier. 6.

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