Europa League 2017/18: Arsenal 6-0 BATE Borisov, Player Ratings
Arsenal continued their fine run in Europe with a 6-0 win against Belarusian side FC BATE Borisov thanks to goals from Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny and an own goal.
Arsene Wenger fielded a whole new starting XI for a match that was nothing more than a friendly given his side's qualification into the group stages but still enjoyed a wholesome experience.
Here's how the players fared:
David Ospina - 6/10
A spectator for most of the match. Did had to make one save in the second half but the effort sent the ball straight into his arms.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 7/10
Solid performance from the versatile Englishman today. Continues to prove to Wenger and the Arsenal faithful that's he's knocking on the door of the first team sooner rather than later.
Rob Holding - 7/10
Got beaten a couple of times but held his ground overall alongside English youth partner, Calum Chambers.
Calum Chambers - 7/10
Marshalled the defence on the night. He was yelling, pointing and instructing. A proper performance and much needed after recovering from his injury.
Mathieu Debuchy - 8/10
A complete performance from the Frenchman. Kept a clean sheet, did his job and got a goal.
Danny Welbeck - 6.5/10
Not the best of games but he is coming back from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. At times, it looked like he was trying too hard to impress the boss when he should've set up goals.
Mohamed Elneny - 8/10
Good all-around performance from the Egyptian. Defended when needed and got himself a cracker of a goal in the second half.
Francis Coquelin - 8/10
Prowled all night long with tackles, setting up marks and creating chances. Didn't do anything unnecessary and got himself in good positions throughout the game.
Theo Walcott - 8.5/10
Was super sharp for the 60 or so minutes he was on the field. Always looked for that one-two with his teammates on the field and tucked away a chance when it presented itself to him in the first half.
Jack Wilshere - 9/10
Arsenal's best player on the field. A goal, an assist and five key passes meant he was the go-to man everytime Arsenal had the ball in the opposition third.
Olivier Giroud - 8/10
Took his penalty well, twice, and had a good understanding with his link-up play with Walcott, Giroud and Welbeck. Should be contention to start against Southampton on the weekend.
Reiss Nelson - 6/10
Didn't do much since coming on. Looks like a kid void of confidence.
Joe Willock - 6/10
Didn't have much time to show his true talent. Hopefully, the busy Christmas period will present him with a few more chances at the centre of the park.
Eddie Nketiah - 6/10
Came on to a rapturous welcome and heard his name every time he touched the ball but, like the other two who came on, he just didn't have the time to get into his game.