[Ratings & Goals] Wolves 0-2 Arsenal: Saka scores stunner as Aubameyang digs deep

By on July 4, 2020

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Arsenal produced an old-school performance to come away with a vital 2-0 victory over Wovles at Molineux this evening.

It was a cagey first half with neither side giving much away but Arsenal managed to break the deadlock just before the break. Kieran Tierney teed-up Bukayo Saka and the youngster found the back of the net with a wonderful volley to make it 1-0 to Arsenal.

Wolves were on top for much of the second period but it was Arsenal who scored again as Joe Willock set-up Alexandre Lacazette and the Frenchman did superbly well to find the far corner for 2-0 in the 86th minute.

Arsenal held out to secure a huge victory that boosts our hopes of making a late push for a European place.

Here are my ratings:

Martinez  7/10 | Brave early save to deny Traore proved crucial. Claimed numerous crosses and was a real presence.

Mustafi  7/10 | Another solid performance from the improving German. Didn’t put a foot wrong and was sensible with his passing out from the back.

Luiz  7/10 | Struggled against the pace of Traore when he was dragged out wide but was otherwise solid. Dominant in the air too.

Kolasinac  6/10 | Not his worst display but was given a tough time by Traore and didn’t look comfortable in the back three.

Soares  6/10 | Not on the same wave length as Saka down the right and passing was sloppy at times. But worked hard to get up and down the flank.

Ceballos  6.5/10 | I thought he was a little too ‘safe’ with his passing as we struggled to make things happen when Wolves were on top. Worked hard though.

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Xhaka  6.5/10 | Another steady performance. Didn’t dictate the game like he normally does, especially in the second half, but led by example to organise the team in a disciplined display.

Tierney  7/10 | Set-up Saka for the opening goal and was having a good game until he was subbed. Traore did give him a bit of trouble but maybe Arteta was protecting him as he’s played a lot of minutes recently.

Saka  7/10 | Struggled early on in another new role on the right side of the front three. However, opened the scoring with a superb volley – which was his first Premier League goal. A mature performance again from the youngster.

Nketiah  6/10 | Almost broke the deadlock when he hit the post but that was his only real sight of goal. A little isolated at times but worked hard to keep the Wolves defence on their toes.

Aubameyang  7.5/10 | Played his part in the opening goal and set-up Willock late on for what should have been Arsenal’s third. Didn’t have any real chances himself but worked his socks off for the team.


Maitland-Niles   7/10 | Terrific display after replacing Tierney at left-back. Nullified the threat of Traore.

Lacazette   7/10 | Scored a superb goal to make it 2-0 and kill the game. Great impact.

Willock   6/10 | Set-up Lacazette for our second and had a shot cleared off the line minutes later.

Torreira   6/10 | A busy late cameo. Looked sharp.

Bellerin   5/10 | Nothing really of note.

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