Wojciech Szczesny 6.5
The Pole didn’t have a lot to do but coped well when needed. No chance with the penalty
Mathieu Debuchy 7
Reasonably solid in attack and defence. Harshly treated in the penalty claim
Per Mertesacker 6.5
Looked more comfortable than in recent games, but still lacks the leadership qualities of Koscielny
Nacho Monreal 7
Filled in well despite his lack of experience in the position
Kieran Gibbs 7.5
Our best defender and very productive in his attacking mode. one of our most consistent players
Mathieu Flamini 7
Stood up well under pressure at the end. He will need to keep this form in the coming week
Tomas Rosicky 7.5
An excellent performance from the veteran. Why oh why has he not been used before in our hour of need?
Alexis Sánchez 8.5 MOTM
The Chilean could have been downhearted after his disappointing penalty miss but was soon back to his normal self. His goal and excellent assist for Rosicky makes him a shoe-in for MOTM. He never stops working and he doesn’t look like he needs a rest ever, but it would be prudent to give him a day off sometime.
Santi Cazorla 7
His usual polished performance. His biggest mistake was letting Alexis take the penalty!
Danny Welbeck 6
Not a bad performance but we need him to step up with some goals soon while Giroud is banned. I’m not confident he’ll manage it though…
Olivier Giroud 4
Needs anger management lessons as he has now given the team a big headache this coming week. He could have cost us the points today
Calum Chambers 6
Only on for 7 minutes but did what was needed at the time
Francis Coquelin 3
Came on just long enough to get booked!