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A quiet night and had very little to do. On the rare occasions he was called into action, the German looked fairly solid. Couldn’t do anything about the goal.
Hector Bellerin 6
Solid if not sensational. Has been out of the team for a few weeks, but didn’t really put a foot wrong tonight on his return.
Rob Holding 7
Decent night for the centre-back, who has been out of form more recently. Never stopped talking and almosts scored in the first-half.
Like Holding, he had a good game. Didn’t offer the Slavia forwards much change and tried to get things going from the back.
In for the injured Kieran Tierney and was doing fine, before he almost gifted Slavia a goal by clearing it straight to Petr Sevcik. Thankfully, he fired wide.
An off-night for the Ghanaian. Passing was a bit sloppy and had a tendency to run up blind alleys. Can and should do much better.
Granit Xhaka 6
Better than Partey alongside him, but not by much. The Arsenal midfield did look much more secure with him in it compared to Saturday.
Bukayo Saka 7 | Star man
Arsenal’s best player on a very frustrating night. He missed a great chance in the first-half, but was the source of many of Arsenal’s best attacks.
Emile Smith Rowe 5
Got better as the game went on, but not at his usual self. Provided a great chance for Aubameyang to score just after the captain had come on.
Anonymous for large parts of the game and didn’t make enough of an impact. Struck the post with a brilliant free-kick.
Alexandre Lacazette 5
Some nice link-up play to get Saka in down the right - but then missed a glorious chance in the second-half.
Gabriel Martinelli (Willian 73’) 6
Full of energy and running. Made a difference when he came on.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Lacazette 78’) 6
Off the bench and made an impact. Missed a great chance, but then played in Pepe for the Arsenal goal.
Nicolas Pepe (Saka 78’) 6
Got the goal Arsenal deserved, but didn’t cover himself in glory with defending for Slavia goal.
Mohamed Elneny (Partey 78’) N/A
Dani Ceballos (Smith Rowe 89’) N/A
Subs not used: Ryan, Hein, Mari, Lopez, Azeez, Elneny, Nelson Nketiah.