Man of the Match Arsenal vs PSV Eindhoven: Walter Benitez - PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Walter Benitez was the reason for Arsenal's frustration in the match. Despite having scored through Granit Xhaka in the 70th minute, efforts from Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah were denied by Benitez to create the second goal.

The postponed match of week 2 of Group A of the 2022/2023 Europa League ended with a 1-0 win for Arsenal hosts over PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates Stadium, Friday (10/21/2022) early morning hrs.
The final score does not really describe how Arsenal almost added a second, third, fourth and so on. Arsenal attacked so fiercely with evidence of 25 shots fired.

The reason, of course, is because there is Benitez. The 29-year-old goalkeeper managed to make many saves, especially in the second half, to be able to withstand the roar of the Emirates Stadium for the second time.

Seven Rescues
There were a total of seven saves made by Benitez. His rescue was no ordinary rescue either. Most of the saves are great.

Saka's 1-on-1 chance was saved. Gabriel Jesus' close-range shot was blocked. He even managed to break Gabriel Martinelli's hard left foot kick.

If you look at the xGOT faced, the quality of the shots it faces is worth 2.07. In other words, Arsenal should have scored at least two goals in that match.

Walter Benitez . statistics

Judging from all the shots he saved, Benitez saved all the shots that came from inside the penalty box. This proves his dexterity to react to all Arsenal attacks. The following statistics from Benitez adapted from Fotmob:

Minutes played: 90
Rescue: 7
Saves in the box: 7
xGOT faced: 2.07
Recovery: 7
Feed accuracy: 17/36 (47%)

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