David Raya - Struggled to keep out Lens’ shots, made a few saves but couldn’t prevent both goals, making an error for one. His distribution was adequate, but he had a challenging game. 4.
Takehiro Tomiyasu - Showed resilience in defense, often winning duels and making timely tackles. He also provided some support going forward, but couldn’t entirely contain Lens’ attacks. 6.
William Saliba - Demonstrated composure at the back, making crucial interceptions and clearances. His partnership with Gabriel helped stabilise the defence. 6.
Gabriel - Put in a solid defensive shift, breaking up Lens’ plays and distributing the ball well from the back. His physical presence was notable. 6
Oleksandr Zinchenko - Worked hard in midfield, contributing defensively and attempting to link up with the attack. However, he struggled to dominate the midfield battle. 6.
Declan Rice - Played a vital role in shielding the defense and initiating attacks. His passing accuracy was decent, but he couldn’t entirely control the midfield. 6.
Martin Odegaard - Displayed creativity in midfield, with some incisive passes and attempts on goal. However, he couldn’t consistently unlock Lens’ defence. 6.
Kai Havertz - Showed moments of promise in midfield, with good ball control and vision. However, he didn’t have a significant impact on the overall flow of the game. 6.
Bukayo Saka - Had a standout performance before being forced off due to injury. His dribbling and movement troubled Lens’ defense, and he contributed positively to the attack. 7.
Gabriel Jesus - Scored a crucial goal and worked tirelessly in attack. His movement and link-up play were commendable, but he needed more support upfront. 7.
Leandro Trossard - Made some attempts to break through Lens’ defense, but he struggled to create clear-cut opportunities. His performance was relatively quiet. 6.
Fabio Vieira - Couldn’t change the course of the match significantly. 5.
Ben White - Slotted in well defensively as a substitute, but had limited time to make a substantial impact on the game. 6.
Emile Smith Rowe - Provided fresh legs and contributed positively, but the deficit was hard to overcome when he came on. 6.
Reiss Nelson - Made an effort to influence the game as a substitute, but the match situation limited his impact. 6.
Eddie Nketiah - Showed determination after coming on but couldn’t turn the tide in Arsenal’s favour. 6