Arsenal fc player ratings vs Nottingham Forest: Reiss Nelson shines brightest in rout

Nelson Reis was, unexpectedly, the star of the show as he scored two goals after coming off the bench to replace the injured Bukayo Saka.

Before, gabriel martinelli had opened the scoring and Thomas Partey Y Martin Odegaard He also got on the scoresheet to complete the 5-0 win.

The win means Arsenal are back at the top of the Premier League after Manchester City overtook them on Saturday by beating Leicester.

Simon Collings was at the Emirates Stadium to see Arsenal in action…

Aaron Ramsdale 6

He had very little to do all afternoon as Arsenal dominated the game. Anything that got in his way he handled comfortably.

ben white 7

He had another strong game as he continues to impress in his new role at right back. He surely must be close to being in England’s squad for the World Cup.

William Saliba 8

Another impeccable performance from the central defender, who dominated the physical Taiwo Awoniyi. He didn’t make a false move and he looked so composed.

Gabriel 6

He had a heart-in-his-mouth moment where he passed the ball directly to Jesse Lingard in his own box. Other than that, it was solid and stable.

Takehiro Tomiyasu 8

He started the play of the first goal winning the ball up the field. He summed up his performance, which was full of energy and running.

Martin Odegaard 8

He created a lot of chances and kept Arsenal functioning very well in midfield. He got the goal that his performance deserved with a good shot at the end.

Thomas Partey 8

His passing was a bit weak at times in the first half, but he stepped up after the break. He got the score with an impressive long-range shot.

Xhaka Granite 6

A fairly quiet game by its high standards. Still he tried to get as far ahead as he could and played a part in Arsenal’s second goal.

Bukayo Saka 6

He started the game very well and created Arsenal’s first goal with a great cross to Martinelli. Forced to leave before half an hour due to injury.

gabriel jesus 7

He should have scored as he wasted a number of good chances. However, he worked hard for the team and finished the game with two assists.

gabriel martinelli 8

He looked much more like his usual self after a few quiet weeks. He took the goal from him very well by ducking to head past Dean Henderson.


Nelson Reis (Saka 27′) 9 | Star player

Who would have called this? Two goals and an assist from the winger, who took advantage of his chance here with both hands.

fabio vieira (Martinelli 63′) 6

He came on for the last 30 minutes and had some nice moments, with some nice touches around the box.

cedric (Tomiyasu 63′) 6

First appearance of the season for the Portuguese international, who was solid.

kieran tierney (Saliba 75′) N/A

Eddie Nketiah (Xhaka 75′) N/A

Unused substitutes: Hein, Holding, Lokonga, Marquinhos .

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