Arsenal player ratings vs Bayern Munich: Bukayo Saka quiet with Declan Rice unable to influence match

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage after losing to Bayern Munich.

Right-back Joshua Kimmich scored the only goal of the game, heading home at the back-post midway through the second-half.

The Gunners had battled well until that point and Gabriel Martinelli missed a good chance around the half-hour mark.

Bayern’s 1-0 win means they progressed to the semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate and Arsenal must dust themselves down to focus on the title race.

Simon Collings was at the Allianz Arena to rate the Arsenal players...

David Raya 6

Made a good save in the first-half to keep out Jamal Musiala. Positioning a bit suspect when Gabriel’s back-pass went past him and just wide.

Ben White 6

Will be disappointed he did not stop the cross coming in for Bayern’s goal. Other than that, he had a solid night.

William Saliba 7

The better of Arsenal’s two centre-backs. Looked at ease playing at this level and one of Arsenal’s better players.

Gabriel 6

Dealt well with Harry Kane, who didn’t really have a sniff. Almost scored a bizarre own-goal when attempting a back-pass.

Takehiro Tomiyasu 7

Made his first start for Arsenal since the start of December. Put in a solid performance and largely kept Leroy Sane quiet.

Martin Odegaard 6

The odd bright moment but not as threatening as he can be. Pressed like mad from the front, though.

Jorginho 7

Had a good game in the middle of the park, especially in the first-half. Passing helped get Arsenal up the pitch and was a cool head.

Declan Rice 6

Excellent in so many big games since joining Arsenal, but he was quiet tonight. Didn't influence the game as he usually does.

Bukayo Saka 5

A quiet performance from a player who has lit up the Champions League in his debut season. Perhaps not fully fit?

Kai Havertz 5

Restored to the centre-forward position, which is where he has looked best in an Arsenal shirt. Fed off scraps tonight, though.

Gabriel Martinelli 5

Put in a shift defensively to help Tomiyasu deal with Sane. Missed a great chance in the first-half from a cut-back. Had to do better.

It was a frustrating night in Munich for the Gunners (AP)
It was a frustrating night in Munich for the Gunners (AP)


Gabriel Jesus (Jorginho 67’) 5

On to play upfront but only had one chance and was offside.

Leandro Trossard (Martinelli 68’) 5

The hero a week ago but couldn't make an impact this time.

Eddie Nketiah (Tomiyasu 86’) N/A

Subs not used: Ramsdale, Hein, Zinchenko, Kiwior, Elneny, Partey, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Smith Rowe