Arsenal U23 1-0 Swansea City U23 Premier League 2: PLAYER RATINGS

Charlie Gilmour scores for Arsenal U23s against Swansea City U23s at the Emirates in Premier League

Charlie Gilmour scores for Arsenal U23s against Swansea City U23s at the Emirates in Premier League 2. Credit: Arsenal FC - Credit: Archant

Arsenal U23s hosted Swansea City U23s in Premier League 2. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS


Deyan Iliev: N/A – Picked up a nasty head injury early on and was replaced by Hugo Keto to a warm round of applause from the fans gathered at the Emirates on Friday evening.

Jordi Osei-Tutu: 7.5 – Has consistently impressed this season. As a solid right back with excellent positioning, or equally as a Good in the air. Deceptively powerful and athletic while being comfortable on the ball. Technically sound. And gritty. One with a bright future ahead of him if he keeps progressing.

Tolaji Bola; 7.5 – Won France’s prestigious Montaigue U16 tournament with England and has continued to progress. Has to work on his heading but is excellent at closing down the threat of one-on-ones.

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Charlie Gilmour: 8 – Worked hard all night. Defensively excellent but has a good technique as witnessed by his goal which flew into the far corner to put the young guns ahead.

Joe Olowu: 7 – Started in place of Tinos Mavropanos who could train with the first team squad ahead of the trip to Newcastle. Quiet but effective game on the right hand side of a back three.

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Zech Medley: 5.5 – Tuesday evening’s spot-kick hero against Villarreal had a quiet night otherwise and it was the same on Friday evening. Is an undoubted talent but needs to influence games more.

Xavier Amaechi: 6 – Looked lively when on the ball but needs to be more efficient when in possession.

Emile Smith Rowe: 6.5 – The highly-rated England U17 starlet showed intelligence by switching between central midfield and the left side in a bid to find space and play between the lines but had one of his quieter matches.

Vlad Dragomir: 5 – Wasn’t as effective as he would have liked and will be disappointed with his overall performance in terms of influence.

Josh Dasilva (c): 7.5 – Powerful. Always a handful for the Swans whether it be from in front of his own backline or driving further forward to supplement attacks. Drilled a powerful shot directly at Mulder early on.

Folarin Balogun: 7 – Led the line at times but aware enough to drop deep to go looking for the ball in a hard-fought match. Good movement on and off the ball


Hugo Keto: 8 – Replaced the unfortunate Iliev early on. An excellent organiser of his backline as befits an extremely vocal keeper.

Robbie Burton: 7.5 – On for Smith Rowe late on

Yassin Fortune: N/A – Not enough time to make an impression after coming on with moments remaining for Balogun

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