Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton: Nicolas Pepe and Martin Odegaard star as Gunners finish season with a win

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Arsenal finished the season with a victory as they beat Brighton 2-0 thanks to two goals by Nicolas Pepe.

Simon Collings was at Emirates Stadium to rate Mikel Arteta’s side...

Bernd Leno 6

A quiet afternoon for the German, who had very little to do during the win. A few routine saves to keep his hands warm.

Calum Chambers 8

A clean sheet and an assist for the right-back, who will hope to start there next season. Forming a nice understanding with Pepe ahead of him.

Rob Holding 7

A good afternoon’s work for the centre-back. Made one brilliant block in the first half to stop Brighton taking the lead.

Gabriel 6

A few shaky moments early on and almost got caught out. He improved as the game went on though.

Kieran Tierney 7

A good performance from the Scot, who looks fit and ready to play at this summer’s Euros. Overlapped well and got forward when he could.

Thomas Partey 7

Some lovely moments and touches from the midfielder, who has had a tough season. Looks much happier playing alongside Xhaka. Hit the bar with a good strike.

Granit Xhaka 8

An impressive performance from the Switzerland international, who was a calming presence in midfield. Barely put a foot wrong all game.

Nicolas Pepe 9 | Star man

Two goals from the Ivorian, who was a threat all afternoon. Both goals were taken superbly well. The winger will be sad the season is over, he’s flying.

Martin Odegaard9

A brilliant performance from the attacking midfielder in what could be his last game for the club. Ran the show and set up Pepe’s second goal.

Emile Smith Rowe 6

A quiet game by his standards. Never stopped running and trying, but didn’t have the kind of influence he can have.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 5

A very quiet game from the Arsenal captain, who has had a tough season. Few chances to make his mark today.

Substitutions

Bukayo Saka (Smith Rowe 74’) N/A

Alexandre Lacazette (Aubameyang (79’) N/A

Gabriel Martinelli (Odegaard 86’) N/A

Subs not used: Runarsson, Mari, Cedric, Elneny, Ceballos, Nketiah.

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