Arsenal player ratings vs Fulham: Dani Ceballos a bright spark on disappointing afternoon; Gabriel shaky

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Arsenal snatched a 1-1 draw against Fulham as Eddie Nketiah scored a last-minute equaliser to earn them a point.

Here’s how Mikel Arteta’s side rated at the Emirates...

Mat Ryan 6

Had very little to do other than pick the ball out of his net after Fulham scored a penalty. Aside from that, a quiet home debut for the Australian.

Hector Bellerin 6

A fairly solid game from the Spaniard. Thought he had set up Dani Ceballos for a goal with a nicely dinked cross, but it was ruled out for offside.

Rob Holding 6

Much better than Gabriel alongside him. Will have been frustrated to concede as otherwise Fulham created very little.

Gabriel 4

In for Pablo Mari, but didn’t step up to the plate. Doesn’t look as solid at the back when not playing alongside David Luiz.

Granit Xhaka 6

As has been the way when playing left-back, he had very little defence work to do. Saw plenty of the ball and didn’t do much wrong.

Mohamed Elneny 5

Broke up the play fine, but didn’t have the required passing going forward to open up Fulham. Taken off with just over 20 minutes to play.

Dani Ceballos 7 | Star man

One of Arsenal’s better players during a poor game. Had a goal ruled out for offside in the first-half and it was his shot that was tapped home by Nketiah.

Bukayo Saka 6

Was sensational on Thursday night, but had a quiet game against Fulham. Struggled to find a way through a defence that sat deep.

Emile Smith Rowe 5

Was superb in Prague, but struggled against Fulham. Was hounded and pressed well by Mario Lemina and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.

Gabriel Martinelli 6

Another of Arsenal’s better players. Looked lively going forward and created a few chances. Almost scored early on too.

Alexandre Lacazette 6

Linked the play and created some chances for others, but wasn’t as threatening as he has been recently. Went off injured with 20 minutes to go.


Nicolas Pepe (Bellerin 67’) 5

Off the bench but couldn’t make the difference and missed a glorious chance.

Thomas Partey (Elneny 67’) 6

A solid little cameo off the bench and showed why Arsenal missed him from the start.

Eddie Nketiah (Lacazette 70’) 7

Came off the bench to snatch a point with a tap-in. Could get more games if Lacazette’s injury is bad.

Unused: Leno, Cedric, Chambers, Mari, Willian, Nelson.

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