CM) Francis Coquelin, 7
Another who doesn’t contribute a huge amount when asked to build attacks, but didn’t embarrass himself when in possession.
CM) Santi Cazorla, 8
Grabbed an assist for Giroud’s goal, and generally looked dangerous against the shaky Stoke back line.
CAM) Mesut Ozil, 9
Back in the side following injury, and was key to almost everything the Gunners did. A brilliant pass for Walcott’s goal in the first half.
LAM) Alexis Sanchez, 8
Was unlucky not to score despite hitting the post twice, and looks to be getting back to his best.
RAM) Aaron Ramsey, 6
Out of position on the wing, and will be hoping to get a chance centrally soon.