Player Ratings: Oxford United 0-3 Arsenal

Goals from Mo Elneny and a double from Eddie Nketiah steered Arsenal through to the FA Cup fourth round

Player Ratings: Oxford United 0-3 Arsenal


Arsenal beat Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Monday evening. 

Mohamed Elneny's second half header just after the hour mark, followed by a brace from the lively Eddie Nketiah was enough to send the North Londoners into the FA Cup fourth round.

Find out which Gunners impressed with our Player Ratings

Matt Turner (GK) – 7/10 – A clean sheet on a relatively quiet evening 

Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB) – 7/10 – Knew he was in a battle given the amount of times he hit the deck clutching his face but showed character to win through against spirited opponents 

Rob Holding (CB) – 7/10 – A stirring victory aas captain which included a wondrous Cruyff turn - what more can the former Bolton defender ask for - a good night all round 

Gabriel (CB) – 7/10 – Had surely geared himself up for a thunderous evening but Oxford's attack lacked a cutting edge

Kieran Tierney (LB) – 6/10 – Not as influential as he would have liked but wasn't for the lack of effort as he bombed up and down the left flank before being replaced on the hour mark 

Mohamed Elneny (DM) – 7.5/10 – Opener came from the head of the popular Egyptian, who battled hard in the heart of midfield after boss Mikel Arteta opted to rest colleagues Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey. Deserved his goal and never let Oxford dominate proceedings

Sambi Lokonga (CM) – 4/10 – Anonymous

Fabio Vieira (CM) – 7/10 – Outstanding creativity via his delivery for Elneny’s opener alllied with his pass for Nketiah's first underlined just what a talent the Portugal star can be.  

Bukayo Saka (RW) – 7.5/10 – Lively and willing even if the England star wasn't as influential as he would have liked 

Eddie Nketiah (ST) – 8/10 – Ring ring! The 23-year-old Lewisham born striker continues to justify boss Mikel Arteta's unwavering faith in the forward. Good to see such calmness when slotting past U's keeper Eddie McGinty

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) – 6/10 – Lively and always has pace to burn, even if one particualry stirring footrace with Oxford defender Djavan Anderson wouldn't have looked out of place in an Olmypic sprint qualifer 

Substitutes

Oleksandr Zinchenko – 7/10

Granit Xhaka – 7/10

Emile Smith Rowe – 6/10 - good to have the former academy start back

Ben White – 7/10

Marquinhos – 6.5/10 


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