Here's how the Crystal Palace players rated in their 2-2 draw Arsenal.


Wayne Hennessey: 6

The Welshman should have done better with Arsenal’s first goal which he flapped at before taking his time getting back in position as Sokratis gave his side the lead. To be fair to the ‘keeper he did get down quick to stop Alexandre Lacazette from adding another goal in the first half and made a crucial save right at the end of the game.


Patrik van Aanholt: 6

Had a half-chance at the end of the first half but Bernd Leno dealt with his shot fairly easily. He made a couple of key interceptions to unarm Arsenal’s attacks and also helped out in the final third. 


Gary Cahill: 6

The defender arguably should have cleared the ball better in the lead up to the first goal of the match but worked fairly well with James Tomkinson at the back to limit Arsenal’s opportunities. 


James Tomkins: 6

There was the occasional wayward clearance but the defender got involved at the crucial times to help his side stay in the game. 


Joel Ward:5

Tracked back well and his presence put off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when the striker could have put the hosts 3-0 up. Overall he had a fairly quiet game.


Luka Milivojevic: 6

Scored Palace’s penalty and didn’t do too much else from the middle of the pitch but did well to sit in front of the back four as an extra layer of defence for the Eagles. He potentially should have done better with Arsenal’s disallowed goal.


James McArthur: 7

Spent too long on the ball and was forced into giving the hosts a corner which eventually lead to their first goal. The midfielder did create Palace’s second goal however with a brilliantly placed cross. 


Cheikhou Kouyate: 5

He had some very sloppy moments during the game both defending and attacking. He did nothing too noteworthy throughout the match.


Wilfried Zaha: 8

Zaha won Palace’s penalty after VAR got involved and was a constant threat for Unai Emery’s men. The winger looked dangerous on almost every attack. 


Andros Townsend: 6

The winger played the ball well but was outshone by teammate Zaha. He played slightly deeper than expected but did well at intercepting and stopping the Arsenal attackers. The winger also did well at threading the ball forward to start attacks. 


Jordan Ayew: 7

He did all he could in a game like this. The striker drew fouls well when he was lacking options and helped the Eagles hold up the ball the best he could and scored Palace’s equalising goal.




Christian Benteke: N/A

Came on with 10 minutes left to play but didn't do too much. 


James McCarthy: N/A

Came on right at the end and couldn’t make an impact