Fabianski – Yet another solid performance from our (hopefully) new number 1. He’s got a safe pair of hands and is starting to be pretty vocal now which is a good thing. (8)

Sagna – The usual sound performance from the right back. Good to see his crossing is improving with every match. (8)

Squillaci – Pretty solid. No mistakes and forced a save from Green as well in the first half. Good performance. (7.5)

Koscielny – I’m really starting to love this guy! Amazing once again. He has a great calmness about him and no one gets past him from one on ones. (8.5)

Clichy – One of the best performances I have seen from Clichy. Excellent defending and that run and cross for the winner was absolutely brilliant. (8.5)

Denilson – Not the best of games. He was caught in possession plenty of times due to his lack of pace and played quite a few misplaced passes. Not in the same class as Jack Wilshere, no doubt. (6)

Song – As Wenger said “he has a taste to go forward, but a little too much sometimes for a holding midfielder”. Defensively he was poor today. Which is his main job. But offensively he was great. A few good balls, like the one to Sagna in the first half, and popped up with the winning goal as well. (8)

Fabregas – Not his best game today. He didn’t have usual pinpoint accuracy with his balls today, except for that one at the end to Theo. That was amazing. Forced a couple of saves from Green too. And this wasn’t even his good day! (7)

Nasri – THAT free kick from 35 yards. What an effort it was! Not everyone can do something like that. Such a pity it didn’t go in. Other than that he was always involved too. Good performance. (8)

Arshavin – At the start of the game he was electric and I thought today could be the day the old Arshavin returns. How wrong I was. He works hard but his finishing is really starting to worry me. (6)

Chamakh – A rare poor game from the forward. (5.5)

Substitutes:

Walcott – Didn’t get much time, which was very surprising. But he changed the game in the little time he got. Nearly scored the winner himself. (7)

Bendtner – Not enough time for him either but he did look better than Chamakh today. (No vote)

Eboue – Too little time to make a contribution. (No vote)

 

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