We got off to a flying start to the Emirates Cup with a dominant display against Ligue 1 side Lyon, with six different goalscorers finding the target in our fantastic 6-0 win.
Arsenal transfer news
Here are the player ratings for our 6-0 win over Lyon in the Emirates Cup:
GK) Emiliano Martinez – 7.0
It was a bit of a surprise to see Martinez’s name on the teamsheet, with Petr Cech the obvious choice to start. The young Argentine did an excellent job in goal though, making a couple of key saves early on when the scores were level.
He wasn’t given much to do after we took the lead, but when he was called upon he did what was needed.
- [Player ratings] Arsenal 1-2 Wolves – Auba flops and pressure on Arteta
- [Team news] Arsenal line up vs Wolves – Arteta’s dilemma with three out
- [Player ratings] Molde 0-3 Arsenal – Balogun scores as Gunners cruise
RB) Mathieu Debuchy – 7.0
The Frenchman arguably still hasn’t done enough to suggest he should reclaim his starting spot from Hector Bellerin, but he was solid down the right hand side.
LB) Kieran Gibbs – 6.5
Nacho Monreal deservedly usurped Gibbs as our starting left-back last season, and we’ve seen nothing from the Englishman to suggest that should change this season. He didn’t have a huge amount to do over the course of the game, but will need to be better if he’s to displace Monreal.
CB) Per Mertesacker – 6.5
The giant German had very little to do, but was almost exposed a few times due to his lack of pace. Gabriel will be pushing for regular first team football this season, and Mertesacker should be worried.
CB) Laurent Koscielny – 7.0
Lyon hardly tested our defence, but whenever Koscielny was called upon to mop up he did so with aplomb. He raced out to intercept on a number of occasions, and anticipated and read the game well.