Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has suggested that Chelsea may need to consider a change in goal, after Kepa Arrizabalaga conceded twice against the Gunners at Stamford Bridge in midweek.
Arsenal twice came from behind to claim a point at Stamford Bridge, with Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin on target for the visitors to cancel out a Jorginho penalty and a Cesar Azpilicueta strike from close range.
The Gunners’ two goals came from their only shots on target, with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga coming in for some criticism from supporters after a game that the Blues dominated for large periods.
And Keown was also not impressed with the Spaniard, with Chelsea now conceding 32 goals from 207 shots faced so far in the Premier League this season – the highest percentage [15.5 per cent] of any team in the top flight.
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“Well that points very much at the goalkeeper,” Keown said, speaking on BBC programme Match of the Day.
“[That] Suggests maybe he is not up to it at the moment. [Chelsea] Spent £71million on him and that one there, perhaps he can’t see it, but he has to do better, of course he does.”
But the Chelsea goalkeeper was not the only one who came in for criticism from the former Gunners defender, with Keown far from impressed with the defending for both of Arsenal’s goals.
“You can see Frank [Lampard]there getting hot under the collar because you can see they aren’t doing the basics,” he said.
“It is an amazing goal [from Gabriel Martinelli] but it could have been stopped so easy. It comes from a Chelsea corner and look at [Callum] Hudson-Odoi is not getting back, [N’Golo] Kante, who is normally so repliable in these positions, just falls over.
“And then the young man [Martinelli] goes and does the rest. Because this is a…