Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea: Player ratings as Bernd Leno error proves costly | Football News

Who were the stars of the show at the Emirates Stadium, and which players struggled? Find out here as we rate each performer in this London derby…

Arsenal player ratings

Bernd Leno – 4

One early save to deny Mason Mount but he hardly had anything to do all afternoon until he failed to deal with Mount’s free kick, leaving Jorginho with a tap-in at the far post. Arguably Arsenal’s best player all season but was a real moment to forget for the 27-year-old. Could do nothing to stop Tammy Abraham’s winner.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 7

An assured performance at full-back for the 22-year-old. He stood up to everything that Mount and Willian threw at him. Booked late on as the game became stretched with Arsenal looking for an equaliser.

Calum Chambers – 7

The Englishman made an excellent start to the game making a couple of crucial interceptions in defence before setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener at the other end of the pitch with a textbook near-post flick-on. However, his afternoon was cut short by injury in the 24th minute and the Gunners will be hoping it’s not serious.

David Luiz – 7

The Brazilian had a no-nonsense attitude about him in the first half, clearing the ball long whenever necessary. However, he lost composure late in the first half and early in the second half with a couple of clumsy challenges on N’Golo Kante and Willian respectively – the latter of which he was booked for. He did regain it though and produced a couple of key interventions to deny Abraham in the second half.

Bukayo Saka – 7

Faced a tricky task up against Willian, but the stand-in left-back did his job well. He made a couple of crucial interceptions and combined well with Aubameyang…


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