Arsenal player ratings vs Newcastle as one scores a dismal 3/10 and many 5’s in 1-0 defeat

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal applauds the fans following the team's defeat during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on November 04, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Raya - Dealt with several balls well and offered up a much more convincing performance. 6.

Ben White - An average performance but improvement on the West Ham game. Decent block on Gordon in the first half. 6.

Gabriel - Unfortunate for the goal, but Gabriel still showcased his dependability throughout most of the game. 7.

William Saliba - Arsenal’s standout defender in the game, Saliba was exceptional with his positioning and clearances. 8.

Takehiro Tomiyasu - Put in a decent shift in the match but struggled against Trippier at times.6.

Declan Rice - Had a solid game, providing stability in midfield and making key contributions including progressing the ball forward well. 6.

Jorginho - Was relatively composed in midfield without creating anything noteworthy. 6.

Kai Havertz - Had a poor game and was fortunate to avoid a red card after a risky challenge on Longstaff. 3.

Bukayo Saka - Delivered an overall average performance and wasn’t able to influence the game in his usual way. 5.

Eddie Nketiah - Despite being isolated, Nketiah put in a commendable effort to contribute to the team’s attack. 6.

Gabriel Martinelli - Struggled in the second half against the excellent Tino Livramento, but had Arsenal’s best chance of the game in the first half. 5.


Oleksandr Zinchenko - Zinchenko made a decent impact coming off the bench, contributing positively with a few decent crosses. 6.

Fabio Vieira - Vieira had limited impact on the game. 5.

Leandro Trossard - Had a limited impact after coming on. 5.