Szczesny 6 Had barely anything to do all game and couldn’t do anything about the goal. Hunt’s shot essentially got deflected twice before it reached the goal, and he couldn’t react quickly enough to get a hand to the ball.
Djourou 5.5 On the occasions that Jarvis got the ball, he caused Djourou several problems. Djourou was also at fault for not clearing the ball well enough from a corner, which lead to the Wolves goal. Didn’t provide much attacking threat either. He did make one great tackle on Jarvis on the edge of the box early in the match.
Mertesacker 7 Never got beaten in the air and produced a fine save from Hennessey from a downward header.
Koscielny 7 Like the rest of the defence, he was pretty solid despite not having much to do. He made a great attacking run towards the end.
Vermaelen 7 Although he couldn’t provide the width of our preferred full backs, he was defensively strong and provided an attacking threat on occasions.
Song 5.5 Sloppy passes and lucky to stay on the pitch after a few rash challenges. He didn’t move the ball swiftly from defence to attack as we have seen at times this season. Kept Fletcher onside for the goal by being lazy and not pushing up with the defensive line.
Arteta 7 Good but not outstanding. His passing was tidy but he wasn’t the man who created chances, which was disappointing.
Rosicky 7.5 Provided a strong attacking threat. His run which set up the counter attack for Gervinho’s goal was excellent, and he always looked lively and alert. He linked well with van Persie and had a few chances to score himself, including one which flashed wide of Hennessey’s post.
Benayoun 6.5 He kept drifting inside which compounded our lack of width due to having centre backs playing at full back. He started brightly but faded as the game wore on.
Gervinho 7.5 Dangerous player all game, and made a great run for the goal. His finish was composed and will give him plenty of confidence. He made several good runs and often passed the ball right on cue, instead of holding onto it for too long (which he is occasionally accused of).
van Persie 7 He wasn’t at his best but forced plenty of saves, and made some smart runs. He had two free kicks well-saved, as well as a low drive after beating a defender with strength and speed. However he failed to convert two great chances when the ball was lofted over the defence and Robin was well-placed to score. Perhaps the record was weighing on his mind, perhaps it was just an off-day, but Robin would’ve scored at least once had this game come a month earlier.
Arshavin 6.5 Pretty lively and set up a good few chances. Better than what we have seen of him for most of the season, but still not overly impressive.
Chamakh n/a Bashed heads with van Persie and that was about it.
Ramsey 6.5 Made plenty of passes and pushed us forward, but couldn’t do enough to grab a winner.
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