Player ratings: Arsenal vs Chelsea

After their new No. 1’s most recent error raised more questions about his future role, Mikel Arteta’s team came back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a point.

Two second-half goals sealed a 2-2 draw away at Chelsea that the Gunners scarcely deserved as Arsenal fought back to keep their perfect start in the Premier League.


When William Saliba was found to have touched Mykhailo Mudryk’s header from Raheem Sterling’s cross, Cole Palmer scored from the penalty spot to give England Under-21 international a 1-0 lead.


In contrast, David Raya was at fault for Chelsea’s second goal, which came only three minutes after the break when Mudryk’s left-wing cross sailed over the goalie and into the net. Raya almost gave Palmer another opportunity by throwing the ball directly to him after the mistake, but the forward was unable to capitalize on it.


Few wearing Arsenal red could have kept their heads high at that moment, but Robert Sanchez, Raya’s opponent, gave them a chance to get back into the game when Declan Rice returned a clearance into the goal from a distance.


Bukayo Saka and Leandro Trossard came together to complete the comeback, with the returning England winger crossing for the Belgian to poke home at the back post and send the visiting fans into raptures.


GOAL assesses the Stamford Bridge-based players for Arsenal…


David Raya, goalkeeper and defender (3/10):


Distribution was a problem in the first half before Mudryk doubled the lead as a result of poor placement. When he gave the ball to Palmer, he nearly made his mistake worse, but the Chelsea player missed his opportunity.


(6) Ben White


made an effort to advance and assist Saka, but initially caused minimal issues. gave the ball away before Chelsea’s second goal, but atoned for it with a crucial assist before the equalizer.


5/10 for William Saliba


Although it was slightly unfortunate to incur the penalty, jumping with the arms extended is always dangerous. Occasionally lacked his normal poise.


(4/10) Gabriel Magalhaes


Palmer, unable to comprehend the Chelsea forward’s stance, pulled all over the place. Set-piece threat, but weak overall.


(4.8/10) Oleksandr Zinchenko


had a terrible time competing with Sterling and was unable to spark anything. swapped out at halftime.



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