After a chaotic final 10 minutes, Arsenal managed to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Thursday evening.

The Gunners once again demonstrated how lethal they can be going forward, as well as our fragility at the back during our victory over Palace.

Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Alexandre Lacazette were all superb on the attack. However, apart from Shkodran Mustafi, we were shambolic in defence.

Here’s how each player got on:



Petr Cech – 6

Cech made zero saves and let in Palace’s only two shots on target.

However, the two goals Arsenal conceded were mainly the fault of our defenders.

Calum Chambers – 6

The 22-year-old started strongly but soon looked out of his depth and picked up a yellow card within 28 minutes.

He really struggled against Wilfried Zaha and proved that while he needs game time in order to improve, he might not be ready for the Premier League just yet.

In total, Chambers won six defensive fuels, two tackles and made six clearances.

Shkodran Mustafi – 7

The centre-back is going from strength-to-strength. Even though Arsenal generally still look terrible at the back, Mustafi managed to score and looked the most solid out of the three.

In total, the German made 10 (!) clearances. He also made four tackles and won eight defensive duels.

Laurent Koscielny – 6

The Frenchman struggled with his distribution and positioning at left centre-back. He was standing in for the injured Nacho Monreal but considering the 32-year-old has been off the pace this season, he didn’t look at all secure in his new role.

The defender just stood still for Andros Townsend’s equaliser in the 50th minute and failed to win more than four defensive duels and two tackles.

Next up, midfield