Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley as Trossard and Saliba star while Vieira is sent off

In the end, it was an easy victory for the Gunners. On three instances, Arteta’s team exploited the same Burnley weakness: crosses into the area.

The victory lifts them over their north London rivals Spurs, who were defeated earlier in the day, and brings them level on points with Manchester City at the summit.

Aside from Vieira’s unnecessary red card, it was a fantastic day for the Gunners, who will enter the international break on a high.

PLAYER RATINGS

David Raya: One of his better performances in an Arsenal shirt thus far; he didn’t have much to do in terms of distribution, but he produced some excellent stops. Gudmundsson’s first-half goal was very impressive. 7.

Takehiro Tomiyasu: When moved to the right flank, the Japan international was mostly excellent. Could have been stronger for Burnley’s goal, but he was typically effective in defense and provided plenty in the final third with his delivery and link-up play. 7.

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William Saliba: A game changer on both ends of the pitch. A terrific defensive tackle prevented Koleosho from scoring, followed by a well-placed header. 8.

Gabriel: Throughout the game, set pieces pose a serious threat. When Arsenal was down to 10, the Brazilian displayed great intensity to help break the deadlock and then terrific concentration to defend the six-yard box. 7.

Oleksandr Zinchenko: In the first half, one fantastic flip created space for Bukayo Saka. When he scored Arsenal’s third goal, he displayed equally outstanding technique. 8.

Jorginho: At the base of the Arsenal midfield, he kept the game moving. The Gunners kept the pressure on with some good wins in one-on-one duels on the halfway line. 7.

Declan Rice: A fantastic long-range effort was almost scored. As usual, I won the ball high and consistently. It hardly goes without saying that the England international is outstanding. 7.

Kai Havertz: The German was involved in a lot of Arsenal’s good forward play, but he has to find that finishing touch. Also, a poor miss on a free header at a corner. 6.

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Bukayo Saka: In the first half, he was Arsenal’s most dangerous player, providing another assist for Leandro Trossard. The second half was a little quieter, but it was still a good performance. 7.

Leandro Trossard: When he plays up top, he seems to bring out the best in those around him. Martinelli is more at ease, and his connection with Saka is excellent. Today brings another goal and assist. 8.

Gabriel Martinelli: Martinelli’s performance is classic. Beat his fullback for fun down the left wing, but then fell short with his last ball. However, such a menace to opposing defenses. 7.

SUBSTITUTES

Fabio Vieira: After replacing Kai Havertz, he didn’t provide much. A terrible challenge then placed his team under strain when they might have had a simple finish. 5.

Reiss Nelson: NA

Eddie Nketiah: NA

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