It may seem a bit daft to say that Olivier Giroud was the best Arsenal player on the pitch against Chelsea as he did not even start the game and only played the last half hour or so, but that was not his fault and the Frenchman took his goal well to give us Gooners just about the only happy moment of a depressing day.
Cech 5 – Awful mistake late on and to Fabregas as well. Slow on opener. Not much help all game.
Bellerin 6 – Did his best but was left exposed. Big miss after going off.
Mustafi 5 – An off day but was given way too much to do. Missed good chance.
Koscielny 7 – Our only good defender was swamped. Scoreline could have been a lot worse without him.
Monreal 6 – Once again below his best and little impact going forward.
Coquelin 7 – Apart from being brushed off by Hazard he stood firm but had too little help.
Chamberlain 6 – Did okay in unfamiliar role against strong opposition. At least he tried.
Iwobi 6 – Like the Ox he did his best.
Walcott 5 – At fault for goal and generally lacked impact or influence.
Ozil 5 – Went missing again after starting brightly.
Alexis 4 – Worst game in an Arsenal shirt?
Gabriel 5 – No attacking threat and some defensive mistakes thrown in.
Giroud 7 – Put himself about and scored. Maybe should have started.
Welbeck 7 – Also looked bright and made a difference.