Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Player Ratings as Gunners Extend Unbeaten Europa League Start

Arsenal 4-1 Molde: Player Ratings as Gunners Extend Unbeaten Europa League Start
Arsenal FC v Molde FK: Group B - UEFA Europa League
Arsenal remain unbeaten in this season’s Europa League | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

Two own goals and strikes from Nicolas Pepe and Joe Willock gave Arsenal all three points against Molde to extend their unbeaten start in the Europa League.

Molde’s Martin Ellingsen opened the scoring with an impressive curled effort from outside the box, beating the diving Bernd Leno in the 22nd minute. The Gunners drew level just before the break as a squared ball from Eddie Nketiah was turned into the net by Molde defender Kristoffer Haugen.

Arsenal controlled proceedings in the second half and took the lead through another own goal on the hour mark as Willock’s cross ended up in the net, deflecting off Molde’s Sheriff Sinyan. Pepe’s clinical finish, followed by a late strike from Willock, wrapped the game up and ensured Arsenal took all three points.

Let’s dig into some player ratings.

David Luiz, Bernd Leno
Leno would have felt he could have done better for Molde’s opener | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

2. Midfielders

Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos, Willian
Willock caused Molde problems finding dangerous positions | Marc Atkins/Getty Images
Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, Willian
Nketiah was given few chances to convert, but made the goal that got Arsenal back in the game | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Eddie Nketiah (ST) – 7/10 – Had a goal ruled out for offside in each half, but squared the ball into the box just before the break to see it turned in by Molde’s Haugen.

4. Substitutes

Bukayo Saka
Saka registered an assist for Arsenal’s third goal | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

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