A historical match by Arsenal FC away from home in Italy where Chelsea were able to beat Napoli in Italy and keep a clean sheet with a good performance by the Gunners.
Arsenal’s first goal came by Alexander Lacazette from a free kick, which almost ended the match and ended Napoli’s dream to advance to the next round after being obliged to score four goals to qualify.
We will rate our players after every match, here is Arsenal Insider players ratings:
Petr Cech: A good match, made a crucial save on the 17th minute with his leg as well. 6.5/10
Sokratis: A calm match. 6.5/10
Nacho Monreal: Wasn’t so good in marking Napoli’s players. 6/10
Laurent Koscielny: A solid performance by Arsenal’s captain. 7.5/10
Sead Kolasinac: An average game, not so good today. 6.5/10
Ainsley Maitland-Niles: As well, an average match. 6.5/10
Granit Xhaka: A solid match, was subbed off to avoid the yellow card and miss the next match. 7/10
Lucas Torreira: A fighter in the midfield. 7/10
Aaron Ramsey: Was good until he was subbed off due to injury. We hope it’s not serious. 6/10
Alexander Lacazette: Scored the goal that guaranteed Arsenal’s qualification and made it an impossible mission for Napoli. 7.5/10
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: A very poor match today. Offered nothing on the pitch. 5.5/10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Played well and created some chances. 6/10
Alex Iwobi: Replaced Lacazette to add ane extra defensive layer and energize the attack. 5/10
Mohamed Elneny: A calm match. 5/10
Man of the match: Alexander Lacazette deserves it after scoring the most important goal in the match.
Unai Emery: A good match and qualification, was able to get a win away from home and against one of Italy’s strongest teams. 7.5/10