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Arsenal player ratings: Nketiah shines but Walcott disappoints

PUBLISHED: 01:34 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 02:07 25 October 2017

Arsenal's Edward Nketiah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Arsenal's Edward Nketiah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

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Read our player ratings as Arsenal beat Norwich City 2-1 in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at the Emirates on Tuesday

Arsenal's Edward Nketiah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Arsenal's Edward Nketiah celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Arsenal:

Matt Macey: Couldn’t do much to keep Josh Murphy’s fine chip out. Produced a fine save to deny Nelson Oliveira doubling the visitors’ lead late in the first half. 6

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Arsenal's Jack Wilshere during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Reiss Nelson: Provided a threat down the right all game long. Needs to be play higher up the pitch by Arsene Wenger though to influence the game more. 7

Mathieu Debuchy: Will be disappointed he didn’t stay close to Murphy’s run which led to the opening goal of the night. 5

Norwich City's Ivo Pinto (left) and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (right) battle for the ball during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Norwich City's Ivo Pinto (left) and Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (right) battle for the ball during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Rob Holding: Again, too far apart from Debuchy for the opening goal, allowing James Maddison to thread the ball through with ease for Murphy’s strike. 5

Mohamed Elneny: Stepped way too high up from Debuchy and Holding for the first goal, giving Maddison plenty of space to slice Arsenal’s defence open. Could have been sent off for tripping up Oliviera through on goal, but received only a yellow. 4

Norwich City's Mario Vrancic (left) and Daniel Ivo Pinto (right) battle for the ball with Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (centre) during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Norwich City's Mario Vrancic (left) and Daniel Ivo Pinto (right) battle for the ball with Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (centre) during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Like Nelson, imposed himself going forward. His pace and strength caused plenty of problems down the left. Substituted midway through second half. 6

Francis Coquelin: Ineffective throughout the majority of the match and struggled to control in the middle of the park, especially during the opening period. 5

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Jack Wilshere: Failed to influence the first half like he did against BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade. But got on the ball much more in the second half and stepped his game up before tiring late on. 6

Alex Iwobi: Tried to get on the ball behind the Norwich midfield but lacked that creative spark to really carve open the Norwich defence early on. Grow into the game more when the game went on. 5

Theo Walcott: The difference against Doncaster but didn’t get into the game at all tonight. Not doing much to earn a place in Arsenal’s Premier League line-up at the moment. 5

Olivier Giroud: Failed to find any real inspiration following his goalscoring heroics against Red Star Belgrade. Like Walcott, another experienced head didn’t step up to the plate. Luckily a youngster was at the rescue. 5

Subs:

Chuba Akpom: Came on for Maitland-Niles midway through second and missed the chance to win it right at the death for Arsenal after seeing his left-footed effort drift wide of the post. 7

Eddie Nketiah: Scored the equaliser for Arsenal with his first touch of the game and then scored the winner. What a moment for the youngster, one he will never forget. 9.5

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