Highlights and player ratings for Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool.
Wojciech Szczesny – 3/5 Made a good early stop by was rarely needed.
Bacary Sagna – 4/5 Dealt well with Cissokho and provided cross for first goal.
Per Mertesacker – 4/5 Put on a defensive masterclass, not troubled by anything.
Laurent Koscielny – 3.5/5 Picked up form where Mertesacker left off.
Kieran Gibbs – 3/5 Supported attack well but let down by poor delivery.
Mikel Arteta – 3/5 Broke up play well and set Sagna off for the first.
Aaron Ramsey – 4/5 Not at his absolute best but scored a peach of a goal to seal victory.
Mesut Ozil – 4/5 Oozed class and never wasted possession.
Santi Cazorla – 4/5 Good running and did well to follow up his own effort to open the first.
Olivier Giroud – 3.5/5 Led the line well and laid ball off to others spectacularly.
Simon Mignolet – 3/5 Solid, could do nothing about the two goals.
Kolo Toure – 2.5/5 Caught out for opener and let Giroud get the better of him. Unlucky not to score.
Mamadou Sakho – 3/5 Goos physically, still growing into Premier League player.
Aly Cissokho – 2/5 Poor. Looked tired and bewildered.
Martin Skrtel – 3/5 Kept Giroud busy, but couldn’t prevent goals.
John Flanagan – 2/5 Couldn’t deal with Arsenal’s attacking intent and had no influence.
Steven Gerrard – 2.5/5 Set up Liverpool’s best chance, but was otherwise quiet.
Jordan Henderson – 2.5/5 Couldn’t get a foot into the game. Ineffectual.
Lucas Leiva – 2.5/5 Had too much to deal with and not enough help.
Luis Suarez – 4/5 Unlucky not to have a brace under his belt. Was a handful all night.
Daniel Sturridge – 3/5 Everything he tried just didn’t work, good running but no service.