A good result for Arsenal away from home and a crucial qualification for the final of the Europa League where the Gunners will be playing their first European final since a long time.
Arsenal have won 3-2 in Valencia against CF Valencia where Alexander Lacazette scored and assisted a goal, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to give Arsenal a win and a qualification.
We will rate our players after every match, here is Arsenal Insider players ratings:
Petr Cech: Couldn’t do much to save Valencia’s first goal, but not a perfect match. 5.5/10
Sokratis: Was able to do better, but was okay. 6/10
Laurent Koscielny: Average match. 6/10
Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Suffered on the right side, Valencia were attacking from his side, the first goal came from his side. 5/10
Nacho Monreal: Was able to cover Gameiro better. 5/10
Granit Xhaka: He doesn’t have the capability to hold the ball for long and create, was so average today. 5/10
Sead Kolasinac: So poor in the defense, did little in the attack. 5/10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Made an assist to Auba’s third goal. 6/10
Matteo Guendouzi: Not much as well, came to stabilize the midfield. 5/10
Shkodran Mustafi: Replaced the injured Kolasianc. 5/10
Man of the match: Aubameyang and Lacazette both were crucial today. But Aubameyang scored a hattrick.
Unai Emery: If he’s Europa League tactics and playing style was applied in the Premier League, then Arsenal would have been in the top four already. An amazing win for the Gunners. 8/10