Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

Find out who impressed with our Gooner Fanzine Player Ratings after goals from Saka, Trossard and Rice sealed victory for Arsenal

Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring Arsenal's first goal during the 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates on Saturday. CREDIT: Mark Leech/OFFSIDE

Arsenal eased past Bournemouth 3-0 to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League before Manchester City host Wolves in Saturday's 530pm kick-off.

A Buakyo Saka spot-kick moments before the interval, followed by Leandro Trossard and Declan Rice's second half strikes were enough to seal victory over Andoni Iraola's Cherries at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. 

Find out who impressed with our Gooner Fanzine Player Ratings 

GK: David Raya - 7/10 - Slightly lucky to earn a foul by Solanke in the build-up to Bournemouth's disallowed in the second half - but another clean sheet in the title run in is not to be sniffed at

RB: Ben White - 8/10 - Dango Ouatarra simply couldn't cope with the in-form defenders powerful runs in behind 

CB: William Saliba - 8/10 - Solid and reliable. Nullified Solanke and remained a calm presence in the Gunners backline 

CB: Gabriel - 7.5/10 - Nearly scored with a near post header but struggled at times against the Cherries pacey froward line on the rare occasions they did attack 

LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu - 7.5/10 - An excellent performance from Arsenal's obdurate Japanese international defender 

CM: Martin Odegaard - 8/10 - Never stopped working to create chances for colleagues 

CM: Thomas Partey - 7/10 - Ceded posession at times and didn't apepar to entirely convince but is still a welcome addition to bolster the Gunners midfield in the title run in 

CM: Declan Rice - 9/10 - World Class and only denied the FWA title by the fact Phil Foden scores more goals. Deserved his late strike to underline his attacking danger to go with his defensive solidity 

RW: Bukayo Saka - 8/10 - No nerves when rolling the ball past Travers despite being kicked from pillar to post once again. 

ST: Kai Havertz - 8/10 - Won the penalty before the interval and never stopped running on and off the ball to create space and opportunities for colleagues 

LW: Leandro Trossard - 8/10 - Excellent finish to double the lead and effectively hand a vital victory to Arsenal 


SUB: Gabriel Martinelli (81' for Trossard) - 7/10

SUB: Gabriel Jesus (85' for Saka) - 7/10 

NEW! Subscribe to our weekly Gooner Fanzine newsletter for all the latest news, views, and videos from the intelligent voice of Arsenal supporters since 1987.

Please note that we will not share your email address with any 3rd parties.

Article Rating

Leave a comment

Sign-in with your Online Gooner forum login to add your comment. If you do not have a login register here.