Szczesny – 6 I don’t feel that there was too much he could have done for either goal. The first was 1-on-1 and the second was just a good strike. Apparently Szczesny has receiving injections over the last few weeks for a shoulder injury, which can hardly have helped.
Jenkinson – 4 Really struggled, especially in the first half. He wonders inside, leaves the flanks exposed, and doesn’t get on the right side of his man. The good news is that Sagna should have plenty of time to recover over the summer and will hopefully be fit for the start of next season.
Vermaelen – 6.5 Had a few poor moments in the first half (he was high up the pitch for West Brom’s second), but defended well after the break.
Koscielny – 7.5 Made a few good blocks and showed why he is a quality centre-back.
Santos – 7 Good going forward (he has great attacking flair and grabbed a decent goal), but poor defensively. Maybe Santos is more suited to playing a more advanced role on the wing?
Song – 6.5 Not as dominant as he was in the first-half of the season, but still a pretty decent performance. Needs to remember his defensive duties and protect the back four. We have conceded way too many goals from teams who exploit gaps left by Song and Vermaelen.
Coquelin – 5 Gave the ball away on several occasions and didn’t really take the opportunity to prove why he deserves to start ahead of Aaron Ramsey.
Rosicky – 5.5 A relatively quiet game from the Czech international, who was subbed at half time for Walcott.
Gervinho – 5 Makes good runs (sometimes I wonder if the ball is actually glued to his feet), but his final ball always lets him down. He doesn’t need to score to be a great player, but a few assists would be helpful.
Benayoun – 9 Fantastic performance from Yossi, who was clearly out to prove why he deserves to be at the club beyond the summer. Scored his 6th of the season, which is pretty good when you consider that he has only made 25 appearances, many as a substitute. If Wenger doesn’t snap him up from Chelsea then he is making a big mistake. Fair enough, Benayoun is slightly older and might not make 40 appearances a season, but he adds a lot of experience to the team and has a pretty good eye for goal.
Van Persie – 6 Lacked support, especially from the players in midfield. RvP was left slightly isolated and didn’t really get into the game as much as he would have liked. Not going to complain though. 30 league goals this season ain’t bad.
Walcott – 5 Didn’t make a huge impression in the 45 minutes that he was on the pitch. Helped out defensively, but not much going forward.
Gibbs – 8 I give Gibbs full credit for a £30 million tackle right at the end to deny what looked like a certain equaliser. A good overall performance as he proves to be a better defensive left-back than Santos.
Ramsey – n/a On pretty late. Not enough time to really influence the game.