PLAYER RATING: Porto 1-0 Arsenal: Hero David Raya; Can’t recognize Saliba

ARSENAL put in an uninspiring performance against Porto in their Champions League round of 16 shock defeat.

Mikel Arteta’s side slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the Estadio do Dragao after Galeno netted in the 94th minute.

Leandro Trossard struggled to lead the line against Porto

Leandro Trossard struggled to lead the line against Porto

William Saliba looked a shadow of his normal self

William Saliba looked a shadow of his normal self

David Raya proactively blocked most of Porto’s danger chances and only fail over to Galeno’s superb strike

Both Leandro Trossard and William Saliba truly struggled to perform up to their customary levels during the contest.

Trossard had numerous opportunities to score, but Saliba was not playing as well as usual.

Arsenal failed to muster a serious attempt on goal in the first leg, which would have been frustrating for them if they had won.

We rates the Arsenal team…

David Raya – 6


Has a few questionable moments in the first half but escaped punishment as Galeno could only hit the post.

Recovered to make some important saves to keep Arsenal’s clean sheet.

Benjamin White – 6

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White did his job at right-back as he was rarely exposed by the Porto attackers.

William Saliba – 4

The defender missed a chance to score in the first half with a poor header.

Saliba lost the ball throughout as he looked a shadow of his usual self.

Gabriel Magalhaes – 6

The Brazilian was much better than Saliba as he helped the side at least manage a clean sheet.

Jakub Kiwior – 5

A quiet game for Jakub Kiwior as he picked up a booking for fouling Fernandes Conceiçao in the second half.

Martin Odegaard -6

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Odegaard was Arsenal’s main creator as he tried his best to influence the proceedings.

However he struggled to find the cutting edge at times.

Declan Rice – 6

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Picked up Arsenal’s quickest booking (65s) since Abou Diaby in September 2012 after a lapse of concentration.

Following the error, the midfielder saw plenty of the ball but failed to add much industry to the performance.

Kai Havertz – 5

Kai Havertz failed to impress

The forward was often wasteful with the ball and missed a couple of chances to head Arsenal into the lead.

Bukayo Saka – 5

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Saka was the most dangerous of the Arsenal attack but even he could not produce a meaningful attempt.

Leandro Trossard – 4

Trossard was hooked in the 73rd minute as he failed to continue his scoring run.

The Belgian missed the target with the Gunners’ best chances of the game.

Gabriel Martinelli – 4

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The Brazilian lost the ball on a few occaisons and struggled to deal with the physicality of 40-year-old Pepe.


Jorginho 73min – 6

Replaced Trossard late on on in the second half and had a very little impact on the game.

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