ddie Nketiah scored twice as Arsenal beat League One aspect Oxford to setup an FA Cup fourth-round tie towards Manchester Metropolis.
The Gunners struggled towards their decrease league opponents within the first-half and neither aspect managed a shot on course within the opening 45 minutes After the break, nonetheless, Arsenal went by way of the gears as Mohamed Elneny broke the impasse and Nketiah bagged a brace.
Simon Collings was on the Kassam Stadium to see Arsenal in motion…
Matt Turner – 6
Slightly shaky with the ball at his ft, with the bobbly pitch not serving to, however all in all he had a stable night time. Ought to hold his place within the subsequent spherical.
Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6
Had a tough first-half and he appeared a bit rusty after the World Cup break. Acquired higher as the sport went on and made numerous good interventions.
Rob Holding – 7
Into the aspect and put in a great, stable efficiency. Oxford tried loads of lengthy balls however he was equal to them. One of many few good first-half performers.
Gabriel – 7
He has been considered one of Arsenal’s finest gamers for the reason that World Cup break and he couldn’t his good kind right here. Didn’t put a foot improper. Bodily dominant.
Kieran Tierney – 5
Had a little bit of a scrappy recreation and couldn’t actually make the affect going ahead that he often does. Shanked one cross excessive into the stands.
Fabio Vieira – 8
Endured a extremely tough first-half, the place he appeared to wrestle with the pitch and physicality of the sport. A lot better after the break and completed the sport with two assists.
Mohamed Elneny – 8
Acquired the all essential opening objective and had a good recreation on the base of midfield. Usually filled with operating and appeared composed on the ball.
Albert Sambi Lokonga – 5
Simply didn’t actually affect the sport in the best way he would have needed to. Quite a lot of the match handed him by and he was hooked after 60 minutes.
Bukayo Saka – 6
Not considered one of his finest nights and he was starved of the ball, with out a lot house to make an affect. The quietest of Arsenal’s front-three as Oxford doubled up on him properly.
Eddie Nketiah – 8 | Star participant
Barely had a kick all recreation for the primary 70 minutes, which was partly all the way down to the poor service he acquired. Lastly acquired some respectable service and scored twice.
Gabriel Martinelli – 7
Struggled within the first-half however he was a lot better after the break. Precipitated his reverse quantity issues and setup the third objective.
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Tierney 61’) – 7
Got here on and raised the tempo of the sport. Is clearly the No1 left-back for Arteta. So good on the ball.
Granit Xhaka (Lokonga 61’) – 6
Simply helped staff transfer the ball a lot faster. Wanted his maturity.
Emile Smith Rowe (Saka 75’) – N/A
Ben White (Tomiyasu 81’) – N/A
Marquinhos (Vieira 81’) – N/A
Unused: Hein, Partey, Odegaard, Butler-Oyedeji.
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