Arsenal player ratings vs Chelsea: Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka brilliance gets Gunners back on track

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After four games without a win, Mikel Arteta's side moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a crushing victory over the Blues

Arsenal blew Chelsea away with a rampant first-half performance as they claimed a 3-1 success at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to end their four-game winless run and return to the top of the Premier League table.

Captain Martin Odegaard scored twice inside half an hour to get Mikel Arteta's side up and running before Gabriel Jesus made it 3-0 before the break.

Chelsea, who were a shambles in the first half, improved slightly after the interval and did pull a goal back through Noni Madueke, but it proved to be no more than a consolation.

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GOAL rates Arsenal's players from the Emirates...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Aaron Ramsdale (7/10):

    Made a brilliant save at 1-0 to keep out Chilwell. Will be disappointed not to have kept a clean sheet.

    Ben White (6/10):

    Struggled at times against Sterling, but was a threat going forward.

    Jakub Kiwior (8/10):

    Impressive first league start. Looked composed and read the game well.

    Gabriel Magalhaes (6/10):

    Couple of nervy moments in the second half. Clearly struggling with an injury.

    Oleksandr Zinchenko (5/10):

    Caught napping for Chelsea's goal. Not in good form.

  2. Midfield
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    Jorginho (7/10):

    Strong performance against his former club. Controlled the midfield, especially in the first half.

    Granit Xhaka (8/10):

    Excellent. Three assists in the first half, unlucky not to score in the second.

    Martin Odegaard (9/10):

    A captain's performance. Two excellent goals to get things going. Never stopped working.

  3. Attack
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    Bukayo Saka (7/10):

    Not firing on all cylinders, but still caused Chelsea problems.

    Gabriel Jesus (8/10):

    Got his goal and caused problems with his movement all evening.

    Leandro Trossard (7/10):

    Neat and tidy, moved the ball well. Classy player.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Gabriel Martinelli (5/10):

    Didn't make much of an impact.

    Kieran Tierney (5/10):

    Right call to bring him on to replace Zinchenko.

    Reiss Nelson (5/10):

    Provided some extra energy late on.

    Rob Holding (N/A):

    Replaced the injured Gabriel in the final minutes.

    Thomas Partey (N/A):

    Came on right at the end.

    Mikel Arteta (8/10):

    He will have been delighted with his side's response. Made some big changes and they all worked.