Nacho Monreal 5/10
Monreal picked up a yellow card for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon and looked like the weak link in Arsenal’s otherwise-tight back four.
Mathieu Flamini – 6/10
Flamini’s performance was neat and tidy. He protected Koscielny and Mertesacker well, and helped Arsenal win the midfield battle in a fairly unattractive Premier League game.
Mikel Arteta- 6/10
The Former Everton playmaker looked a tad frustrated in his deep-lying midfield position. He played far too many long balls.
Santiago Cazorla – 6/10
Cazorla was bright and lively, but his final delivery was below par. His corner kick that found the head of Giroud for the game’s only goal was one of seven crosses that he attempted – only two found their intended target.
Mesut Ozil – 7/10
A classy performance from the German international, who completed more dribbles than any other player on the pitch and forced Ben Foster into a decent save late on.