Watch Andreas Christensen howler gift Arsenal dream start as Eddie Nketiah gives Gunners the lead at Chelsea

ARSENAL were given the lead at Chelsea following a howler by Andreas Christensen.

The defender, set to join Barcelona on a free this summer, made a mess of what should have been a routine clearance.

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But his weak back pass fell well short of keeper Edouard Mendy and put striker Eddie Nketiah through on goal.

The forward did the rest as he finished past Mendy to give Arsenal an early advantage.

It was shades of Jorginho’s gaffe last year which gave Emile Smith Rowe a tap in.

Christensen’s mistake sparked the first goal of FOUR in the opening 45 minutes.

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Timo Werner quickly equalised after he cut in from the left and saw his effort deflect past Aaron Ramsdale.

The effort came off both Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, giving England international Ramsdale little chance.

But Arsenal then restored their lead after a well-worked counter attack was finished off my Smith Rowe.

Chelsea had thought they were in with Werner but the German was disposed and the Gunners broke down the right.

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Bukayo Saka laid it off to Martin Odegaard, who set up Smith Rowe to take it into the corner.

But, the game was again levelled when Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta converted from a cross to make it 2-2 just after the half hour mark.

Mason Mount came in from the left to put it on a plate for his captain, who stabbed home.

Cesar Azpilicueta makes it 2-2 for ChelseaJamie McPhilimey

ARSENAL were given the lead at Chelsea following a howler by Andreas Christensen. The defender, set to join Barcelona on a free this summer, made a mess of what should have been a routine clearance. But his weak back pass fell well short of keeper Edouard Mendy and put striker Eddie Nketiah through on goal. TheRead MorePremier League – latest news, transfer rumours, results and fixtures |The Sun

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