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Arteta learns little from useless gunners in a one-on-one draw, but Subpepe shines in the goal

With Slavia Prague ending in a dramatic 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals at Emirates, Arsenal’s team and performance again had too many holes.

This time it was Thomas Halls who punished Gunners’ tame efforts by driving a header deep into the downtime to cancel the brilliant opener from Nicolas Pepe in the second half of Arsenal.

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Bukayo Saka put in a series of crosses for the Gunners against Slavia Prague before fading in the second halfCredit: Reuters
Impressive late Subniko Lapepe explodes for his smart opener, just for Thomas Halls to rob Slavia Prague's first leg draw

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Impressive late Subniko Lapepe explodes for his smart opener, just for Thomas Halls to rob Slavia Prague’s first leg drawCredit: PA
Thomas Partey tried to move Arsenal forward, suggesting that he was starting to settle down after moving from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

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Thomas Partey tried to move Arsenal forward, suggesting that he was starting to settle down after moving from Atletico Madrid in the summer.Credit: The Sun

Busy Bukayo Saka and calm Alexandre Lacazette each missed a clear opportunity on the Gunners display.

Here’s how Sun Sport’s Ian Tuckey evaluated Arsenal another night. This shows that there is a gap between the Gunners and the Premier League elite.

Bernd Leno-7 / 10

Especially in the first half, there was almost no problem.

Then when Jan Bořil drilled the low left footer shortly after the break, he made a great save on his feet while diving the wrong way.

Hector Bellerin-6

Overlapping from the back right is barely dynamic, but stable enough. However, there was an assault hill in front of him, so he could argue that he didn’t need much.

Properly nourished Saka for the only outstanding chance of the first period.

Rob Holding-7

Impressively busy for centre-backs, given that he was rarely called in defense. I am always enthusiastic about moving forward.

Before making a good leap from Cedric to the center, I created one useful cross. However, it was not very involved in the aggressive sensation after the interval.

Gabriel 6

There’s little to be noticed behind, but unfortunately, in the middle of the first period, I turned my half chance straight from 10 yards to the ground.

Cedric Soares-5

The left side back linked smoothly, but it was quite familiar with the midfield of Arsenal.

Like many Arsenal players, it didn’t do that bad, but it didn’t have any influence.

Thomas Partey-6

After arriving from Atletico Madrid in the summer, after being injured, he tried to move the Gunners forward from the middle of the pitch, showing signs of calming.

Once moving forward to spread Bellerin’s play, the cross wasted a great opportunity for Saka.

Towards the end, when more intense and higher effort seemed to be a better option, we swung the low 25 yards wide of the post towards the end.

Granit Xhaka-5

Lacking real influence in the middle of the pitch, when Slavia returned to the contest after a break, he couldn’t rekindle the Gunners.

Willian-4

Forty-five minutes into the game, an anonymous Brazilian bent a stunning near-post free kick from the right outside of the area.

Gabriel Martinelli appeared and took off naturally 73 minutes later

Emile Smith Rowe-5

Typical of his team-when his side is dominant, he is more calm than he should be for a creative midfielder. But some neat touch.

Bukayo Saka-7

He was the dominant figure in the first half and often easily defeated his man before fizzing the crossover string.

But that wasn’t as total as it should have, especially when he cut inward and slotted a wide range of scoring chances in distant posts. Significantly faded before being replaced by Pepe in the 78th minute.

Alexandre Lacazette-5

Limited Contribution Inside and Outside the Ball-Apart from two goal attempts, it is very mediocre to a player of his pedigree. He cut a decent opening big before the interval.

Then he burst clear from the middle of the second period due to a surprising mistake.

The French shook the right footer from the right side of the crossbar as the keeper approached, opening his body as he reached the area and slowed down. In 78 minutes it was replaced by Aubameyan, which looks much more charpy.

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Gabriel Martinez (73 minutes for Willian) -6

Enter your life by hitting the angled left footer just high.

Pierre Emery Cuau Bameyan (77 minutes for Lacazette) -7

Virtually sliced ​​a wide open glistening opening from his first touch. But after that I was fine.

Nicholas Pepe (78 minutes for Saka) -8

With good control and calm, it soars to 86 minutes and sinks the winner with the overdiving keeper Chorale.

But when Pepe rushed into a distant post, it was Pepe’s knee that unfortunately deflected the ball as Halls nodded home.

Mohammed Ernie (78 minutes for Parti)-6.

There was a slight difference.

Tick Ceballos (88 minutes for Smith Rowe)-6.

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Arteta learns little from useless gunners in a one-on-one draw, but Subpepe shines in the goal

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