Arsenal recorded another victory on Saturday after beating Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, to move top of the Premier League table temporarily.
Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was enough to help the Gunners pick maximum points.
Soccernet rates how the Arsenal players performed in that encounter.
Bernd Leno – 6
It wasn’t Bernd Leno’s best performance. Burnley put him under enormous pressure in the air and while he stood up to the test for the most part, he was a little unconvincing at times.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 7
He did well. Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a tough afternoon but stood p to the test.
David Luiz – 6
David Luiz started well but struggled at times today. His grew a little sloppy defensively with some wayward headers and clearances but he’ll be happy enough with his day.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – 7
It was a battle for Sokratis today. He did well against Ashley Barnes for the most part, particularly in the air.
Nacho Monreal – 7
Nacho Monreal did well down the left flank. The Spaniard defended well enough and even managed a couple of useful forays forward.
Joe Willock – 7
It was another solid performance from Joe Willock in the centre of midfield. The youngster started slowly with some sloppy passes but grew into it. He worked hard and stood up to the physical test posed by the Burnley midfield.
Matteo Guendouzi – 7.5
Mateo Guendouzi did well. The Frenchman put in another good performance in midfield, breaking up play and bringing the ball forward. He’d drop deep and move it along well.
Dani Ceballos – 9
An outstanding home debut from Dani Ceballos. The Spaniard glided around the pitch when he had the ball, showcasing the kind of tight control which has been missing from Arsenal’s midfield since Santi Cazorla. But it was the Real Madrid man’s work rate which shone through. He worked so hard in the centre of the park, hassling his opponents and tracking back to help out. It was an outstanding all-around display.
Sub: Lucas Torreira (83′) – 6
A good cameo from him.
Reiss Nelson – 6
Reiss Nelson struggled at times during his first-half appearance. The youngster had a few nice touches and was unfortunate to have his goal ruled out for offside but there is still a lot to work on for him.
Sub: Nicolas Pepe (45′) – 6
Nicolas Pepe showed a few moments of quality on his home debut. The Ivorian played a couple of different roles and looked sharp when he had the ball.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 7
He took a while to get going in this one. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started slowly but he did well after the break. His goal was well taken and he was a threat but with Burnley’s deep line, he was left a little frustrated at times.
Alexandre Lacazette – 7
It was a bit of a mixed bag from him. Alexandre Lacazette looked a little rusty in his first match for a few weeks but he made the difference early on with that well-taken goal. He just couldn’t seem to get going on a consistent basis with some heavy touches and misplaced passes.
Sub: Sead Kolasinac (71′) – 6
He did what he needed to do down the left.