Leeds United 0 Arsenal 0 - player ratings

Leeds United missed out on three points at home to Arsenal but the scoreline failed to tell the full story.

There is no shame in drawing with Mikel Arteta's side but the Whites' performance was worthy of more than that, hitting the woodwork three times in a match they dominated.

Despite again failing to put the opposition to bed, there were plenty of positives, as reflected in the individual player ratings.

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Illan Meslier – an excellent save one-on-one with the lively Bukayo Saka 7

OUTSTANDING: Leeds United winger RaphinhaOUTSTANDING: Leeds United winger Raphinha
OUTSTANDING: Leeds United winger Raphinha

Luke Ayling – coped well at right-back considering Raphinha was not so diligent tracking back 6

Robin Koch – very good defensively including an excellent first-half interception, and played a clever pass Rodrigo hammered against the post 8

Liam Cooper – a booking was the only blot on his performance 7

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Ezgjan Alioski – coped well with Nicolas Pepe, who was sent off for headbutting him 7

Kalvin Phillips – suffered a worrying knee injury but played through it. Leeds looked better for his return 7

Raphinha Marcelo Bielsa might ask him to improve his tracking back but pretty much every other aspect of his full debut was outstanding. Hit the post late on 8

Stuart Dallas – excellent in central midfield, found it tougher when moved to right-back 7

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Mateusz Klich – revelled in the greater onus on him to attack 8

Jack Harrison – Leeds were most dangerous down his wing in an excellent first half 7

Patrick Bamford – headed against the post 7


Rodrigo (for Ayling, 70) – outstanding from the moment he came on and shot against the crossbar 8

Poveda (for Harrison, 80) – another who made a big impact from the bench 7

Not used: Roberts, Casilla, Costa, Struijk, Davis.

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