Arsenal players rating vs Norwich City; Walcott flops, Nketiah MOTM

An Eddie Nketiah double saw Arsenal book their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old came on with just five minutes of the game left to play, and with the Gunners 1-0 behind.

Josh Murphy had given the Canaries the lead with a first-half strike, but a Nketiah toe-poke from a corner took the game to extra time.

The teenager then bagged a header past Angus Gunn to book Arsenal’s place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Here’s how our man Adrian Kajumba rated the performances from the Emirates.


Macey 8

Was exposed for goal but helped keep Arsenal in tie with saves from Oliveira and Murphy.

Debuchy 5

Played scorer Murphy onside and didn’t have pace to catch him.

Elneny 5

Lucky to escape a red for bringing down Oliveira as last man.

Holding 6

Wasn’t overworked and went close to scoring with first-half header.

Nelson 7

Pushed back by Murphy but positive every time he went forward.

Coquelin BOOKED 5

Made little impact on the game other than being booked for rash foul.

Wilshere BOOKED 6

Back in central midfield. Has looked better further forward this season.

Maitland-Niles 5

Passed up two good opportunities to shoot when he chose to pass instead.

Walcott 5

Captain for the night but failed to lead by example.

Iwobi 5

Was robbed of possession just before the goal. Not his night.

Giroud 5

Another ineffective display, this time not rescued by a wonder goal.


Akpom (for Maitland-Niles 70) 6

Nketiah (for Nelson 85) MOTM 9


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