Goonersden brings you news from top football news sites from the likes of ESPN, SkySport, Daily Mail, Daily Star and Metro… We also Analyse football, player, transfer and predict Arsenal starting line-up.
The Gunners traveled to Stamford Bridge for the first London derby of the season.
However, Arsene Wenger’s men were held to a goalless stalemate against the Premier League champions.
Alexandre Lacazette squandered the best chance of the game after he fired the ball over the bar.
Arsenal took a point away from a hard-fought encounter at the Bridge which saw David Luiz given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on Sead Kolasinac.
But who impressed for Arsenal?
Here are the Arsenal players’ from the Chelsea vs Arsenal game:
Petr Cech – 7/10
Big save from Pedro in the first half. Exuded confidence as he looked solid as ever for Arsenal.
Laurent Koscielny – 7/10
Arsenal’s skipper led by example as he held their back three together to thwart Chelsea. Made two or three brilliant last-ditch tackles to cut out the threat.
Shkodran Mustafi – 7/10
Gave Morata a torrid time by sticking tight to him throughout the game. Had a goal disallowed rightfully for being offside.
Nacho Monreal – 6.5/10
Steady and Solid performance by the Spaniard. Slotted in and covered well for Sead Kolasinac or Mustafi as and when needed.
Hector Bellerin – 7.5/10
Consistently troubled Alonso with his pace and was a thorn in Chelsea’s side.
Granit Xhaka – 6.5/10
A sloppy performance in a decent Arsenal display. Gave away the ball easily far too often and did not manage to get hold of Kante or Fabregas during the game.
Aaron Ramsey -7.5/10
The Welshman had a hugely positive impact in the midfield. Gave Kane something to ponder. Had a shot hit the post in the first half after an amazing mazy run in the box.
Sead Kolasinac – 7/10
Tremendous force on the left and he even offers an attacking outlet. Could have got his second yellow for dissent on another night.
Alex Iwobi – 6.5/10
Replaced Ozil and put in a decent shift for the Gunners without making much of an impact. Looked tired because of Champions League fixture in which he participated.
Danny Welbeck – 6.5/10
He pressed effectively and worked hard for the possession of the ball. Limped off with a groin injury late on.
Alexandre Laczazette – 4/10
was almost not present in the game and when the chance came he missed a gilt-edged opportunity which could have made a major difference.
Alexis Sanchez – 6/10
Came on to replace Lacazette and he himself did not look very exciting for the Gunners.