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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 4-0 Premier League mauling at Arsenal

PUBLISHED: 09:52 02 July 2020 | UPDATED: 09:52 02 July 2020

Onel Hernandez was introduced at half-time of Norwich City's 4-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal Picture: Focus Images/Focus Images Ltd

Onel Hernandez was introduced at half-time of Norwich City's 4-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal Picture: Focus Images/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 4-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s men, who gifted Arsenal goals and failed to score for a fourth consecutive league game. Not a great combination.

• Tim Krul

Attempted drag back failed to fool Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. A rare rick that proved costly for a player who has been City’s best by some distance this season. 5

• Max Aarons

Really needed better support in front of him with Arsenal opting for width and overloading the flanks in that first half. 5

• Ben Godfrey

The purest of long range strikes rattled a post. But dragged out of position for Arsenal’s second goal to leave space for Grant Xhaka. May have felt he could have anticipated the bounce of the ball towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the third goal. However bizarre Josip Drmic’s intended square pass proved. 6

• Alex Tettey (C)

Did all that could have been asked in a positional switch where needs must. Used all his ability to read the game and not get exposed by Arsenal’s fearsome frontmen. 6

• Jamal Lewis

Caught ball-watching in the early stages by Hector Bellerin. 5

• Tom Trybull

Did not sense the danger. Did not track the run of Xhaka until it was too late. 5

• Emi Buendia

Forced into reverse by Arsenal’s wing backs early on. Tried to get goalside for Xhaka’s strike but too little, too late. Offered nothing creatively. 5

• Kenny McLean

Curling free kick was heading in until Emiliano Martinez parried it behind. Some meaty challenges irked Arsenal midfielders. 6

• Lukas Rupp

Deployed centrally again but the home threat was in wide areas. Ineffective. 5

• Todd Cantwell

Convinced he should have had a penalty after tangling with Sead Kolasinac. Better after the break with some probing darts. 6

• Teemu Pukki

Another lacklustre shift. Becoming the norm. Sadly. 5

City substitutes

• Adam Idah 6

Time for greater involvement. Showed his predatory instincts a minute after arriving to cushion Ben Godfrey’s pass and test Martinez.

(for Tom Trybull, 45)

• Josip Drmic 5

Ridiculous square pass deep in his own half led to third Arsenal goal.

(for Teemu Pukki, 45)

• Onel Hernandez 6

Couple of darts early on in his cameo. Never neglects the requirement to track back either.

(for Emi Buendia, 45)

• Others n/a


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