Arsenal battered BATE Borisov 6-0 in the Europa League in Thursday night in one of the best performances from Arsene Wenger’s men so far this season.
Although Arsenal are SUPPOSED to be beating BATE Borisov at home, you and I know that our Europa League games have been somewhat lacking. Therefore, it’s reassuring to know that although we’ve already progressed to the knock-out stages, we still gave everything and won emphatically. We can only beat who’s in front of us, after all, and boy did we beat them.
We saw goals from Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud and Mohamed Elneny and superb performances all around.
Although BATE were poor, we capitalised on this and made the trip worth it for the 10 Arsenal fans who actually showed up to the Emirates.
Here’s how the rest of the team got on individually.
David Ospina – 6
Considering the goalkeeper had pretty much nothing to do, it’s difficult to rate him. Then again, he didn’t do anything wrong and collected all two (!) of BATE’s shots so I feel a 6 is fair.
Mathieu Debuchy – 8
The defender had a brilliant game and not just because he scored a stunner. He completed 92% of his passes, as well as three dribbles, and won five aerial duels. The defender also won two tackles.
Debuchy with a cracking strike from the corner of the box to give Arsenal the lead against BATE. 1-0 pic.twitter.com/1xbFALnnsi
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Rob Holding – 7
Although he didn’t make any noticeable mistakes, Holding still isn’t too convincing at the back. He failed to make a tackle and only won one aerial duel. Although, the defence admittedly didn’t have heaps to do because BATE hardly ever got out of their own half.
Calum Chambers – 7
Chambers completed six clearances, made one interception and won a tackle. However, like Holding, he didn’t really have to get that involved.
Next up, midfield