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PLAYER ASSESSMENT: Takehiro Tomiyasu shines as Arsenal miss out on Premier League title despite win… but which midfielder was on fire against Everton on final day?


Arsenal narrowly missed out on the Premier League title despite a 2-1 win against Everton on the final day of the season.

The Gunners head into the clash against Sean Dyche’s side needing a win, banking on Man City to draw or lose to lift the trophy for the first time since 2004.

After a nervous start, Arsenal fell behind when Idrissa Gana Gueye’s free-kick was deflected past David Ray by Declan Rice.

Takehiro Tomiyasu was the unlikely source of the equalizer and Kai Havertz scored a late winner after considerable second-half pressure. However, City’s victory over West Ham was not enough as the Gunners finished second in the Premier League.

Mail Sport’s ISAAN KHAN was at the Emirates and rated the Arsenal players below…

Arsenal narrowly missed out on the Premier League title despite a 2-1 win over Everton

It was a tough end for the Gunners, who finished second, but it was still a fantastic season

It was a tough end for the Gunners, who finished second, but it was still a fantastic season

ARSENAL (4-3-3):

DAVID RAYA: 6

A quiet day in goal for the Spaniard, who only faced two shots on goal. In the 63rd minute, Dominic Calvert-Lewin dived brilliantly into a shooting position.

BEN WHITE: 6

He looked tired. If he was, you can’t blame him. He played 51 matches and started 35 league matches. Not his typical self.

WILLIAM SALIBA: 6.5

He played every minute of Arsenal’s 38 league games. Colossus.

GABRIEL: 6

He dealt well with Calvert-Lewin. He left at the mark of the hour, holding his shoulder. Mikel Arteta will be hoping it’s not a serious injury.

TAKEHIRO TOMIYASU: 8

He hit a well-taken goal and was solid in stopping attacks going forward.

Takehiro Tomiyasu was the unlikely source of Arsenal's equalizer and impressed again

Takehiro Tomiyasu was the unlikely source of Arsenal’s equalizer and impressed again

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But Ben White struggled on the day and in fact the versatile defender looked extremely tired

But Ben White struggled on the day and in fact the versatile defender looked extremely tired

Thomas Partey also faltered and diverted attention as he failed to make an impact on the game

Thomas Partey also faltered and diverted attention as he failed to make an impact on the game

MARTIN ODEGAARD: 6.5

Good cross for Tomiyasa’s goal. He found himself in some good shooting positions, taking too long to shoot at times.

THOMAS PARTY: 5.5

From boiling. He couldn’t influence the game.

DECLAN RICE: 6

He was in the right place at the right time. An Everton free kick came in but he couldn’t do anything about it.

LEANDRO TROSSARD: 6

He did not find significant scoring opportunities. Not like he’s had for the past two months.

KAI HAVERTZ: 6

Good at link game. Hesitating in front of goal.

GABRIEL MARTINELLI: 7

He grew into the match. He flashed bursts of pace and silky dribbling ability, but failed to connect it with the end product.

Gabriel Martinelli showed flurries of silky dribbling but couldn't connect it with the end product

Gabriel Martinelli showed flurries of silky dribbling but couldn’t connect it with the end product

Martin Odegaard tried to lead from the front but was not at his best when he was given chances

Martin Odegaard tried to lead from the front but was not at his best when he was given chances

Replacements –

GABRIEL JESUS: N/A

EMILE SMITH ROWE: 6.5

When he came on, he made things happen. A real attacking threat.

JURRIEN WOOD: 6

A very popular introduction. He showed flashes of the talent he brings to this team.

OLEKSANDR ZINČENKO: 6

Added attack bite to left hip.

Jurrien Timber was a popular introduction and showed flashes of the talent he brings

Jurrien Timber was a popular introduction and showed flashes of the talent he brings

Manager – MIKEL ARTETA: 6

Jurrien gave Timber some well deserved minutes and got the win.

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Referee – MICHAEL OLIVER: 6

He made the right decision on the Arsenal goal.



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