Saturday 27 August 2022

Arsenal 0-0 Fulham (half time)

Anyone expecting a walkover for Arsenal would have been sorely disappointed by the team's first half showing.

Despite a lot of possession, there was a lack of incision and a reluctance to shoot. It was a case of buying one lottery ticket and ex-Gunner Leno saved, when one-on-one versus Saka.

Jesus set up Xhaka, who volleyed wide earlier and Martinelli hit the crossbar direct from a corner, but there was a general lack of a finishing touch.

Even the crowd lost faith. Unless Arsenal can find another gear, they'll probably drop points today.

Ramsdale 7 - good catch and distribution
White 6 - picked up a yellow card and troubles by Fulham's right winger
Saliba 7 - assured
Gabriel 7 - solid in the tackle, but shaky once or twice
Tierney 6 - not quite Zinchenko and looks a tad rusty
Saka 8 - back to his old wriggly self
Odegaard 7 - purring and passing with aplomb
Elneny 6 - solid but not incisive
Xhaka 7 - popping up all over the place
Martinelli 6 - not getting much joy
Jesus 7 - not quite as electric as usual

No comments:

Post a Comment