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MetiNews.Com - How the Gunners fared individually in their 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City
Breaking News ! Bernd Leno: Should have dealt with Phil Foden's shot better for City's opening goal. Slow to play the ball out from the back and looked indecisive at times. 5 Hector Bellerin: Covered a huge amount of ground and is beginning to look like the right-back of two seasons ago. Turned by Raheem Sterling towards the end of the game as he started to look fatigued, but won't be disappointed with his performance. 7 David Luiz: Sent off in this fixture last season and was drawn out of his centre back position as City counter attacked for their opening goal. Disappointing from set pieces too. 5 Gabriel: Showed some great strength in the first half when coming up against Mahrez. Read the play well at times and Arsenal's best defender on the day. 7 Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Kieran Tierney: Credit for coming straight into the team after not training for 10 days. Made nice overlapping runs in the first half and an impressive combination with Bukayo Saka which almost resulted in an equaliser. Looked understandably tired towards the end with Joao Cancelo putting the burners on to almost grab a second for City. 6 Granit Xhaka: A disappointing performance where the Swiss international was unable to break up play or disrupt the flow of City's midfield. 5 Dani Ceballos: A frustrating performance from a player who possesses the talent to penetrate the final third for Arsenal. Opted for the 'safe' option with his distribution on several occasions. 5 Read More Related Articles Arsenal press conference live: Mikel Arteta on Man City loss, penalty claim and Aubameyang Read More Related Articles Fans question what Sergio Aguero did to Sian Massey-Ellis during Man City vs Arsenal Bukayo Saka: Arsenal's best player by far. Almost came up with the equaliser after some great interchanging play with Kieran Tierney down the left hand side. Constantly looking for ways to find space and penetrate the final third, winning a free kick in the second half with a mazy dribble. 8 Willian: Started in an unorthodox no.9 role but contributed very little. A couple of decent deliveries from set pieces but unable to exert any influence on the game.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Some have suggested his performances have dwindled since signing a new contract extension but Auba looked isolated in attack. Kyle Walker had particular success against the Gabon forward, while several misplaced passes would have contributed to the negative sentiment on social media. He did work tirelessly for the team, constantly chasing down defenders and almost nicking the ball from Ederson in the second half, but didn't threaten the goal whatsoever. 5
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Nicolas Pepe: An underwhelming performance from the Ivorian winger. Shouts of 'Nico' could be heard from Arsenal benc throughout the match, although his ability to cause City problems was lacking throughout. Whistled a free-kick past the post in the second half but otherwise a disappointing display. 5 Substitutes: Alexandre Lacazette: Isolated and unable to influence the match. N/A Thomas Partey: Didn't have enough time to impact the game. N/A Eddie Nketiah: Not on long enough to rate properly. N/A
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