After scoring just twice in their last 5 games, Arsenal finally came good with a 4-goal blitz that shocked the European Champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It was a great game, with perhaps dodgy defending from both sides, but a much-needed three points for the Glorious Gunners.
Aaron Ramsdale: 7
Couldn’t do too much for either Chelsea goal and the awful bounce from Werner’s deflected goal would have fooled anyone.
Ben White: 7
Rob Holding: 7
Maybe not quite as solid as the other two, but considering his rustiness he was outstanding with help from his partners
In the thick of things as always. Ran the defence.
Nuno Tavares 7
Granit Xhaka: 8
Great game and could even be credited with making a goal from nothing when he dribbled out from the back.
Mohamed Elneny: 7
Can’t knock Mr Reliable. Should have played more often when Partey was ruled out. 90% successful pass rate
Emile Smith Rowe: 8
He shoots, he scores. ESR proved he can mix it with the best.
Martin Odegaard: 8
Great link up play and looked back to his best.
Bukayo Saka: 9
Great all-round play as Chelsea tried to bully him. No chance!
Eddie Nketiah: 9
Brilliant striker’s performance. If only he played like this every week. If only he played every week?
Gabi Martinelli: 6
Didn’t really get into the game to be honest
Came on to shore up the defence. No complaints
Alex Lacazette: N/A
It was a huge leap for Arsenal in their quest to secure Champions League football ahead of next season and it would be a thing of joy for their fans if they could continue this form till the end of the season.