Arsenal played out a goalless draw with London rivals Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie at Stamford Bridge this evening in what was an exciting encounter.

Both sides kept it understandably tight due to it only being the first leg to set the match up perfectly for the return leg at the Emirates in a couple of weeks time.

After struggling in their respective cups ties in the FA Cup ties at the weekend it was crucial for both sides that they remained difficult to beat and not lose this encounter.

The sides have met a number of times this season and this result followed the pattern with it being an incredibly tight encounter despite, neither side really offering much in front of goal on a frustrating night for both sides in London.

Here is how I rated Arsenal’s players following the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

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