Cedric Soares: Returning at right-back, Cedric was heavily involved but performed somewhat indifferently. Without a natural right winger ahead of him, he was tasked with pressing in those areas which left some spaces behind him. Had a bigger influence offensively later in the game with switches over to Nicolas Pepe but he took a while to get the ball under control before doing so. Good penalty. 6
Rob Holding: Looked much more settled than he did on Monday night as his passes found their targets more consistently, and he was assured in defence. This confidence grew as the game went on but he could have directed his late header better to give Arsenal the lead. 6
Gabriel Magalhaes: Was quick to show he wasn’t scared to spray the ball into his front-men with a fizzed pass out to Nicolas Pepe. As the game went on, he was a key player when Arsenal tried to play through Liverpool’s press with the right passes at the right times. He was also sound in defence as there wasn’t any hesitation in his decisions, which were right more often than not. Remained a calm presence on the ball as his distribution continued to be key to Arsenal moving up the pitch. 7
Sead Kolasinac: Another average performance as despite there being moments when he directly shut out Liverpool in defence, his on-ball mishaps put Arsenal under unnecessary pressure. 5
Dani Ceballos: Displayed great composure on the ball early on in the game but was a bit more rushed as the night went on. 5
Granit Xhaka: Made sure he was proactive off the ball as the main midfield presser in more central areas, while his awareness around his own box was impressive. In possession, he remained key to the side as he was confident enough to receive the ball under pressure but also had the quality to break the Liverpool lines similar to on Monday night. 7
Joe Willock: The areas Joe Willock occupied were intriguing as without a natural right winger, he had to press the wide areas, but wasn’t restricted to those spaces in possession. This allowed him to be one of Arsenal’s key men in breaking up the game when Liverpool took control but he also did well when on the ball further forward as his decision making was much quicker than at Leicester. Lucky with the penalty but his performance deserved it. 7
Nicolas Pepe: Starting off the left wing, Nicolas Pepe was promising in the early stages of the game. After a bright dribble and cross was cut out, he was found with a great pass minutes later by Granit Xhaka. Bursting into the box, he made the right decision finding Joe Willock on the edge but could have made a stronger pass. When Arsenal were forced to defend, he understood what was required positionally but also made an effort to put Liverpool under pressure when possible. Went a tad quiet near the halfway point but became more influential in the latter stages, where he was unlucky not to get an assist for a great cross into Holding. Great penalty. 7
Eddie Nketiah: Should have taken the chance that fell to him quicker even if Adrian did well to close off the space. Worked tirelessly as the initial presser in the side but was a bit out of sync with his team-mates in possession which lengthened the process of building up the pitch. Didn’t take his chance as well as he has done in recent weeks. 5
Bukayo Saka: Similar to Willock, Saka’s positioning on the left was a real cause for Liverpool problems on the night. In possession, he was in a prime position to receive the ball as link with Pepe and Nketiah in between the lines while defensively, he could support Kolasinac to great effect. In the first half, most of Arsenal attacks came through him, like at Leicester. When he was forced defend inside Arsenal’s third, he read the game very well. 7
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Mohamed Elneny: Didn’t make a great impact. 5
Alexandre Lacazette: Made a positive impact when he came on and took his penalty well. 6
Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Another cool penalty to add to the collection. 6