Szczesny – 6 Made a few excellent saves (including one from point-blank range against Bryan Ruiz) but flapped at/missed a few crosses and was subsequently at fault for Fulham’s opener. Not much he could do about Zamora’s late goal.
Djourou – 5 Unlucky to have been sent off, but was always looking uncomfortable playing out of position on the right hand side.
Mertesacker – 7 Held of Zamora for most of the game, but was beaten to quite a few headers despite being ridiculously tall.
Koscielny – 7.5 A solid game from Kos, who took his goal well in the first half. However, he didn’t move before Steve Sidwell’s goal.
Coquelin – 7.5 Proved that he can play out of position, and looked reasonably comfortable at left back. He also worked well going forward, but was caught out of position on occasion.
Song – 6.5 A good game from our defensive midfielder, although he was lucky to not have picked up a yellow card because he did give away at least 4 or 5 fouls. Not as strong in the second half, but that is understandable. He has played a lot recently.
Arteta – 6 Deserves a rest against Leeds. Arteta simply can’t keep playing the full 90 minutes in every game, because he clearly was feeling the effects of having played against QPR only 2 days earlier.
Ramsey – 5.5 Doesn’t like to shoot when he has the opportunity, but played some nice through balls. Went missing from about 60 minutes.
Gervinho – 6 We should have had a penalty, but Gerv always makes the wrong decision from good positions. He really need to work on his finishing and decision making.
Walcott – 5 Same as Gervinho. His crossing was poor, he doesn’t shoot when he should, and he was quite rightly taken off.
Van Persie – 6 Couldn’t do very much given the poor service from Gervinho and Walcott, and was relatively ineffective for most of the game.
Rosicky/Benayoun – 6 Neither had a great effect, but they put together a few decent passes and at least tried to push forward when we were looking for the winner.
Squillaci – 4 Completely at fault for Zamora’s goal and showed why he doesn’t play more regularly.