Arsenal began their Carabao cup competition in style as they thrashed championship side Brentford 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium last night.
Danny Welbeck opened the scoring with a great header in the fourth minute of the opening half to give the Gunners an early lead.
The England’s outcast scored his second goal of the night when he put the ball in Brentford’s goal after a great team-work from Gunners players.
Brentford pulled one back in the second half after a well-taken free kick from Aaron Judges get past Bernd Leno, but that wasn’t enough to see them come back into the game as second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette round up the scoring to make it 3-1 in favour of the Gunners.
Here is how they perform:
Bernd Leno (6.5/10)
He couldn’t do anything about the goal conceded, He made many saves and was awesome throughout the night.
Stephan Lichtsteiner (7/10)
He displayed much pace, energy and intelligence during the encounter, His experience was obvious in his play against the less-experienced championship side.
Shkodran Mustafi (5/10)
The German made his return from injury but was unconvincing at the back, He needs some more time to return to full fitness.
Rob Holding (7/10)
The youngster is far becoming a household name in the team. His last night’s display was top class, he could only get better with time.
Nacho Monreal (7/10)
A good display from the experienced player, Didn’t do too much going forward but he’s rock solid at the back. He assisted Welbeck’s second goal of the game.
Matteo Guendouzi (7.5/10)
The teenager was nothing but brilliant in his ball distribution. However, he needs to time his tackles perfectly.
Mohamed Elneny (8/10)
A cool, calm but solid display from the Egyptian midfielder. He showed his class once again.
Alex Iwobi (7/10)
The player continues his transformation under Emery and he’s awesome against the Brentford’s players.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.5/10)
Not a great night for the Armenian star, however, he played a role in Welbeck’s first goal. He needs to improve.
Emile Smith Rowe (6/10)
The youngster is definitely learning the trade and one would expect him to progress with time. Not the best display from him but he showed huge promise.
Danny Welbeck (9/10)
Put up a Man of the match performance and he deservedly scored two great goals.
Lacazette (6), Torreira (6), Ramsey (not rated as he comes in too late).