Arsenal’s Willock, Maitland-Niles 7/10 in comfortable win vs. Molde

Arsenal continued their 100 percent start in the Europa League on Thursday evening, beating Moldova 4-1 in the Emirates.

After Martin Ellingsen threw himself into the passive arsenal and defended himself, the hosts came halfway through the first half behind Bernd Leno to reverse the trend. But the disappointing start of the 45. The second minute ended in a somewhat successful comparison when Kristoffer Haugen, after good work by Granit Xaki and Joe Willock, pushed the ball into his own net, while Molde’s second goal and Nicolas Pepe’s attempt seven minutes from time brought the Gunners under control.

Willock added another layer of glamour in the final moments of the score when he hit the ball high in the net after a sloppy play by the nasty Norwegians.


The victory, despite the mediocrity of the performance, is a good quality. In the end the North Londoners won the game on the field after changing gears in the second half.


De Molde Open admitted the goal badly and after a minor repeat on the left back Leno boxed, while the Arsenal press was hit too little in the first half by manager Michael Arteta.

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Management figure of 10

6 — It was a normal execution of something that wasn’t strong enough, experimentally by Arteta, but this system doesn’t seem to have a creative connection between midfield and attack, because Dani Cheballos and Granite Xaka are often too deep to keep things together in the last third.

Fault! The file name is not specified. Young Arsenal stars like Joe Willock, Bucayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland Niles made the difference Thursday night. Getty

Player scores (1-10; 10 = best, players reported after 70 minutes do not get a score)

GK Bernd Leno, 6 — It was a nice shot, which beat him in front of Molde’s goal, but the German international will be disappointed that he didn’t keep Ellingsen’s weak shot from the distance to the end.

DF Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 7 — Authorized representation right, where he seemed dangerous in half the opposition, in his own confidence and compactness Replaced by Cédric Suarez just after 13 hours.

DF Shkodran Mustafi, 6 – Regularly threatened by factions and perhaps a few more confident Arsenal center-back in a bad first half, but recovered in the second half.

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DF David Luiz, 5 — The middle half didn’t even try to close Ellingsen because the attacker was willing to take down Molda in the first half, and it was sometimes difficult for him to handle the Ohi Omojuanfo slide. To fight an air duel by hand in the second half.

DF Sead Kolasinac, 6 – It was a difficult performance, without urgency and offensive presence in the first half, and while the Bosnian was a more consistent player in the last half, he simply had to score from the 6-yard box at his mercy in the second half.

MF Granite Xhaka, 6 — Played a role in Arsenal’s equalizer by carrying the ball over Molde’s half before releasing Nketiah into the penalty area. In the ’80s. In the third minute, the arsenal changed into three ridges.

MF Dani Ceballos, 6 — He certainly has enough talent to unlock a stubborn defense, but Real Madrid’s lender could not take positions dangerous enough to create something meaningful. The silent walk ended after 79 minutes when he was replaced by Mohamed Eleni.

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MF Joe Willock, 7 — The 21-year-old played an important role in Molde’s two goals, when his powerful run forced Hohen to score his own goal 1-1 and Sinyan put him ahead. His strong race was won in the 88th minute. The second minute was interrupted when he forcibly shot into the penalty area.

MF Nicolas Pepe, 6 — A poor performance in which the winger constantly spins on the ball and exudes an unnecessary obsession, but the Ivorians throw away the six after perfectly returning the third arsenal.

MF Willian, 6 — The Brazilian international had fleeting moments when he looked dangerous, but the former Chelsea man probably witnessed the Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, and after 63 minutes he was transferred to Bucayo Saca.

FW Eddie Ncetia, 6 — Unfortunately, he was denied an offside shot when defender Haugen sent him through the penalty area a few minutes later at the end of the first half.


DF Cedric Soares, 6 – Came and took speed and targets on the right flank of the Arsenal.

MF Bukayo Saka, 6 — Found a point in the penalty area for removing the ball, so Pepe could take the ball home and put the shooters in the driver’s seat. Reserved for 77 minutes travel.

MF Mohamed Eleni, NR — has hardened the Arsenal midfielder in his short cameo.

DF Kieran Tierney, NR — Came to defend the house for the last 10 minutes and see what happens.

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