Arsenal extended their winning run against Reading to 14 consecutive victories following their triumph in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a brace in the 2-0 win over the Championship based outfit taking his overall tally for the season to five goals.
Here’s how we’ve rated the Arsenal players:
Arsenal player ratings vs Reading:
GK: Emiliano Martinez 7/10
Martinez got a rare start for the Gunners but did not really get to showcase what he has to offer considering how dominant his side were. Reading had just four attempts on goal which did little to trouble the third-choice keeper other than Yann Kermorgant’s header.
RB: Carl Jenkinson 7/10
Jenkinson made his first appearance in 898 days for Arsenal since recovering from injury. The England international put on a hard working display and even came close to scoring in the first half but he was rusty and lacking in match fitness which was to be expected.
CB: Gabriel Paulista 7/10
Gabriel put in a commanding display, dominating his opposition in the air and playing the ball out well from defence with intelligent through balls leading to counter-attacking moves.
CB: Rob Holding 6/10
Holding was caught out of position a number of times and probably could do with working on his concentration.
LB: Kieran Gibbs 7/10
Gibbs put in a hard-working display defending well and pushing forward to provide the North London based outfit with width in the final third.
CM: Maitland-Niles 8.5/10
The Arsenal youngster demonstrated why head coach Arsene Wenger has been speaking so highly of him and showed a great understanding of his role and position in the side for such an inexperienced player.
CM: Mohamed Elneny 7/10
Elneny put on an assiduous performance, breaking up play and giving the opposition little time on the ball to operate freely.
RAM: Oxlade-Chamberlain 9/10
Chamberlain was the star of the show putting on a Man of the Match display scoring a brace which ultimately resulted in the victory. The England international also broke a personal record scoring five goals in a single season for the first time since joining from Southampton.
LAM: Alex Iwobi 6/10
Despite being a youngster Iwobi was one of the most experienced Arsenal players on the field. The Nigerian international linked up well with Chamberlain and Adelaide but did nothing exceptional over the course of the game.
CAM: Reine Adelaide 7/10
Adelaide has started showing glimpses that he could be ready to break into the first-team squad at some point this season. The Frenchman has excellent feet and is a technically gifted player who could add firepower to an already explosive attacking midfield setup.
ST: Lucas Perez 6.5/10
Perez squandered his one clear chance after passing the ball to Adelaide instead of shooting but his link up play was impressive and he was eager to get on the scoresheet tonight until he picked up an injury with 20 minutes to go.