10-man Arsenal played out a scratchy and scrappy 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime kickoff in south London.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scored for the Gunners in the first half, but Palace fought back with a deflected goal from Andre Ayew in the second half.

After a fast and slick start to the game, Mikel Arteta’s men took the lead in 13th minute when Aubameyang was fed in by Alexandre Lacazette and the captain made no mistake in putting the ball into the back of the net.

The Gunners did have other chances to double their lead before the half-hour mark, but they were not clinical enough.

Eventually, Palace, who were non-existent in the first half, got their equaliser in the second half with Ayew latching onto the second ball from a set-piece and his shot deflected in via David Luiz.

Arsenal then gone down to 10 men after Aubameyang made a late high mistimed challenge on Max Meyer. Referee gave him a yellow card but VAR rightly overruled it.

Even after that, the away side had the better chance to win the game with Nicolas Pepe hitting the post and Lacazette not scoring from close range.

Here’s how we rated the Arsenal players after this spirited performance: