Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League table following a fantastic win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, and here are our player ratings.
A solitary goal from Gabriel Magalhaes in the second half helped us pick up all three points in a game that we absolutely dominated from start to finish.
Arsenal player ratings vs Chelsea
Aaron Ramsdale: 7/10
The Englishman didn’t have a lot to do today, but whatever he did, he did well. His distribution and composure with the ball at his feet were brilliant once again.
Ben White: 8/10
White was very impressive at both ends of the pitch yet again. He has become a top-class right back now and continues to be one of our best players this season. Gareth Southgate, are you watching?
William Saliba: 10/10
This boy is special. Saliba has been our best defender this season, and his performance against that Aubameyang fella his pals today was almost flawless. Our Man of the Match!
Gabriel Magalhaes: 9.5/10
The match-winner! Gabriel made one small error in defence when he made a meal of a header, but apart from that, he was exceptional. His distribution today was really good too, but his goal is what will make all the headlines.
Oleksandr Zinchenko: 7/10
The Ukrainian worked tirelessly, but he did seem a bit rusty at times. That’s understandable considering it was his first game in over a month, but his return is a massive boost for us.
Thomas Partey: 9/10
Fabulous again. The Ghanaian is arguably our most important player. His presence in the middle of our park makes us such a good side, and thank the Lord that he has put his injury woes behind him.
Granit Xhaka: 9/10
Another fantastic performance from our Swiss maestro. His runs into the opponent’s final third on the left side continue to be a big problem, and he’s now one of our biggest assets.
Bukayo Saka: 8/10
Troubled Marc Cucurella from start to finish, but surprisingly (or unsurprisingly at this stage….), he was the one who was booked by referee Michael Oliver.
Martin Odegaard: 8/10
Linked up play really well again today, but he will be disappointed that he didn’t find the net when he was put through on goal by Gabriel Jesus. A solid display nevertheless.
Gabriel Martinelli: 7.5/10
Played a lot of the game through the middle today, especially in the first half. That was a surprise, especially as he has been sensational on the left. Unlucky not to get an assist.
Gabriel Jesus: 8/10
Jesus worked his socks off again, but it’s yet another game without a goal. He had a golden opportunity to end that drought today, but sadly, he couldn’t finish it off. Absolutely no complaints about his overall performance though – he was fantastic!