Arsenal player ratings from 0-0 draw with Chelsea: Bellerin impresses in stalemate

Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw by London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium as the visitors edged a step closer to the Premier League title following a dull affair.


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The Gunners produced the best attacking moments but came up against a trademark Jose Mourinho plan, with the Blues boss ensuring his side produced a thoroughly-organised display.

Chelsea held firm in the face of pressure from the hosts, who often failed to find a killer final ball, and the game predictably wound up goalless.

Here is how Arsene Wenger’s men rated…

David Ospina – 5/10

Managed to escape punishment after clearing out Oscar in the first half when the ball had gone. Not much to deal with afterwards as the away side sat back.

Hector Bellerin – 7/10

Got forward down the right channel at every opportunity to provide support to the flair players. Did well to clear Oscar’s lob off the line.

Laurent Koscielny – 6/10

Not the most challenging of afternoons for the Frenchman as Mourinho deployed Oscar as the focal point in the first half and the fading Didier Drogba in the second.

Per Mertesacker – 6/10

Did everything he needed to do to help ensure his side kept a clean sheet, and even managed a shot on goal, albeit a snatched one.

Nacho Monreal – 6/10

Not as big an offensive asset as Bellerin, but coped well with Willian and Ramires.

Francis Coquelin – 6/10

Not afraid to mix it up with Nemanja Matic in the engine room, did a solid job in the heart of the battle.

Aaron Ramsey – 6/10

Neat enough play from the Welshman but lacked the cutting edge that he has demonstrated in flashes this season and dipped in and out of the contest.

Santi Cazorla – 6/10

Snatched at a good opportunity to give his side all three points and could not find that killer pass.

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Mesut Ozil – 5/10

An afternoon to forget for the German, who looked less like the rejuvenated figure on show of late and more like his old self.

Alexis Sanchez – 6/10

Buzzed around in typical fashion but was stifled by the blue wall in front of him and could not break the deadlock.

Olivier Giroud – 6/10

Shackled professionally by Gary Cahill and John Terry, despite giving as good as he got up top.


Danny Welbeck (for Coquelin, 75) 5/10 – Spurned a great close-range chance at the death.

Theo Walcott (for Giroud, 84) Too late to mark.

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