FFT Player Ratings: Arsenal 4 Singapore Select XI 0

Who impressed during Arsenal's victory against a Singapore Select XI in Wednesday night's Barclays Asia Trophy opener? Stefanus Ian and Kenneth Tan dish out the grades...

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Emiliano Martinez 6.0

The 22-year-old keeper didn’t have much to do before being substituted at the half for Szczesny.

Mathieu Debuchy 7.0

The French defender looked threatening going forward, linking up well with Jack Wilshere, and even drew a foul in the box which led to a penalty for Arsenal.

Per Mertesacker 6.5

The skipper was calm at the back holding a high offside line and kept Singapore at bay to keep a clean sheet for their opening game.

Gabriel 6.5

Provided good back up to Mertesacker and communicated well to steady the back line against a pacy Singapore side.

Jack Wilshere 7

True to his usual combative self, the midfielder pulled no punches and led his team well from the front, easily converting a penalty in the 61st minute.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6.5

The explosive midfielder had a good outing and almost scored in the 59th minute with his direct run into the box as he put the ball through Izwan Mahbud’s legs before Madhu Mohana cleared the ball off the line.

Nacho Monreal 6.5

Hardly tested in defence, the left back was able to roam up front and provide Arsenal with more width and attacking options in the final third.

Mathieu Flamini 6.0

It was a no-fuss performance in midfield by the veteran, providing a good base for Wilshere to roam up front and pull the strings.

Chuba Akpom 7.0

The 19-year-old looked lively in attack and was rewarded with a hat-trick, scoring in the 30th minute after a swift counter attack before adding two more – a penalty and a close-range header.

Francis Coquelin 6.5

Energetic in midfield, Coquelin gave Singapore no space in the middle of the park, although he did concede a free kick on the edge of the box via his hard tackling.

Alex Iwobi 6.0

A speedy player down the left who was always looking to make runs going forward, he had a chance in the box in the 55th minute but his finishing let him down.


Wojciech Szczesny 6.0

The Polish goalkeeper looked composed and confident between the sticks and was never really troubled in helping Arsenal keep a clean sheet.

Dan Crowley 5.0

Tidy on the ball, the substitute was a solid link between defence and attack in the latter parts of the game.

Gedion Zelalem 5.0

A strong, physical player, he dominated against Singapore’s defenders and looked threatening in the box.

Chris Willock 5.0

Played a decent game as a substitute down the right hand side but had little impact on the match after coming on.

Jon Toral 5.5

Toral was first to the loose ball in the box and drew the foul by Izwan, leading to the second penalty for Arsenal.

Hector Bellerin 6.0

The defender had a lively outing down the right flank and sent the cross to Akpom for the fourth goal of the match.

Check out the Singapore Select XI's player ratings on the next page!