Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring for Arsenal against PSV.

Arsenal player ratings vs PSV: Nelson and Gabriel excellent as Nketiah strikes in 1-1 draw

Arsenal ended their Champions League group stage campaign with a 1-1 draw at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.

With qualification through to the group stages already confirmed ahead of kick-off, Mikel Arteta took the opportunity to make eight changes from the team that lost at Aston Villa at the weekend.

One of those was Eddie Nketiah and the striker took his opportunity by scoring a wonderful goal in the first half, finishing expertly having been found by the impressive Reiss Nelson.

PSV were always a threat, however, and they got a deserved equaliser early in the second half when Yorbe Vertessen curled in an excellent finish.

Both sides had chances to win it after that, with Leandro Trossard going closest for Arsenal when his injury time effort was kept out by PSV keeper Walter Benitez.

Arsenal player ratings

Aaron Ramsdale: Made a good stop to deny Bakayoko in the first half. Hurt his ankle early on but recovered well to have a good game on his Champions League debut. Showed great reactions to tip a deflected effort onto the post after the interval. 8

Cedric Soares: Played his part in Nketiah’s first half goal. Caught out of position for the PSV equaliser, but on the whole was a solid performance given his lack of game time. 7

William Saliba: Fabulous last ditch tackle to prevent what looked like a certain goal early on. Will be disappointed by the equaliser when he mistimed his interception attempt and PSV broke clear. 7

Gabriel Magalhaes: Strong display. Produced one incredible block to deny PSV inside the opening 10 minutes. Got away with one late error which almost let PSV in. 8

Jakub Kiwior: Didn’t really offer anything going forward and was given a really tough time by the exciting Johan Bakayoko. 6

Jorginho: Neat and tidy as always. Helped Arsenal get some control in the first half after PSV’s bright start. 7

Mohamed Elneny: Very bright on his first start of the season. Had one shot that glanced wide off the outside of the post. 7

Kai Havertz: Worked really hard and had some nice touches, but never really got in a position to threaten. 7

Reiss Nelson: Impressive display. Set up Nketiah’s first half goal with a lovely run and always looked to threaten when he got on the ball. 8

Eddie Nketiah: Took his goal so well. Had a frustrating night for the majority of the contest, but showed his striker’s instinct with a superb touch and finish. 7

Leandro Trossard: Was on the fringes of things throughout. It would have been nice to see him operating more centrally at times. Had a golden opportunity to win it in stoppage time, but saw his effort saved. 6


Declan Rice: Came on as centre-back and made a couple of nice interceptions. 6

Martin Odegaard: Few nice touches from the skipper having been introduced. 6

Ben White: Added a bit of strength to the right hand side. 6

Emile Smith Rowe: On for the last few minutes. N/A

Gabriel Jesus: No time to impress. N/A