HAKIM ZIYECH had a moment to forget for Chelsea today, as he failed to convert an open goal against Arsenal.
But Gunners fans are full of praise for new £50million defender Ben White for getting back to clear.
The London rivals were playing each other in the Mind Series, as they look to sharpen up ahead of the new Premier League season.
And things went swimmingly for the Blues – although it could have been even better.
Leading 1-0 courtesy of a first half Kai Havertz strike, Ziyech was presented with a golden opportunity in the 52nd minute.
The Moroccan had the goal at his mercy, after flicking the ball over helpless Gunners keeper Bernd Leno.
But after dilly-dallying, Ziyech allowed White to get back in.
And the former Brighton ace made a brilliant challenge to keep his side in the game.
And 17 minutes later Arsenal levelled, when Granit Xhaka powered home a header from a corner.
It was to be in vein, however, with Hector Bellerin’s dreadful pass feeding Tammy Abraham to score the winner in the 72nd minute.
After their defeat, plenty of Gooners turned on goalkeeper Leno after the incident in which White saved the day.
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One wrote: “Leno is a liability.”
While another added: “Leno kills me.”
Arsenal are back in action in the Mind Series next Sunday, when they travel to neighbours Tottenham.
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