Solid enough performance in goal from the reserve keeper. He saved well from Pratley midway through the second half, before making an even better stop minutes later, getting down low to smother Kakuta’s effort from the right-hand side. Did look shaky when spilling Eagles long-range shot.
Promising return for the Belgian as captain that will provide Arsene Wenger with a much needed defensive headache after their latest series of injuries. Never really threatened by Klasnic, and almost grabbed a goal from his 30-yard drive after an Arshavin lay-off. Replaced by Boateng.
Decent showing from the youngster, stood up well to Tuncay and wasn’t afraid to get forward down the flank, often providing an overlapping outlet. Could have done better to prevent Pratley teeing up Muamba for Bolton’s opener.
Wasn’t found out but did look a tad off the pace in his return to the starting XI, fouling Pratley early on after the midfielder easily beat him to the ball.
The Spaniard rose well early on to meet Arshavin’s corner but was less impressive defensively. Was caused repeated problems by Kakuta, with Frimpong and Squillaci twice providing cover after the reserve team captain was beaten.
Was caught out with his back to goal in the build-up to the Bolton opener, being easily dispossessed by goalscorer Muamba in the middle of the park. Replaced by Ozyakup.
Showed great skill when skipping past Steinsson in the first half before curling towards goal, and proved a fluid threat in the middle, moving across the park well to link up the Gunners’ play.
After a promising start to his first-team career at the Emirates, the 20-year-old Frenchman was largely bypassed in the middle of the park.
Had a promising start but the Russian became sloppy towards the end of the first half. Rediscovered his vigour in the second however, grabbing the equaliser before teeing up Park as Arsenal quickly turned the tables on their opponents to take the lead.
A bright start from the 18-year-old as he twice had opportunities to open the scoring but showed indecision in both cases. Gradually became sloppy in possession, particularly against the strength of Pratley, and was replaced by Ryo as he tired.
Poor showing initially from the South Korean, who found himself offside far too much and was forced to drop deep due to the physical dominance of the Bolton backline. After two tame efforts there was no mistake with the third however, curling well round Bogdan to give Arsenal a 2-1 lead.
Solid first-half display from the Hungarian who looked to overcome his horror show against Chelsea earlier this month. Twice he was on hand to thwart Park’s efforts from distance whilst also standing tall to Vermaelen’s driven free-kick, and was unaccountable for either Arsenal goal.
Recovered from his early slip under pressure from Arshavin to dominate aerially against Arsenal’s albeit small forward line. Perhaps allowed too much play in front of the box as the Gunner’s peppered the Bolton goalmouth with shots from distance, and was also guilty of allowing Arshavin too much space to run in the build-up to Park’s goal.
The right-back was turned inside out by Yossi Benayoun in the first half. Was nowhere to be seen as Park was given acres of space on the left-hand side to time his effort and grab the home side’s second goal.
Also forced into an early error by Arshavin, and whilst showing his physical qualities, he was troubled at times by the pace of Oxlade-Chamberlain. Often allowed the Arsenal forward line too much space to run in to, something which Arshavin punished him for with the equaliser.
Struggled at times with Oxlade-Chamberlain down the right-hand side, and also allowed Benayoun too much space to find Arshavin in the build up to Arsenal’s equaliser.
Quiet game in the middle of the park from Davies, whose role as a bystander was showcased no more than in the build-up to the equaliser, failing to intervene as Arshavin ran towards goal unchallenged.
A lively and strong performance from the former Swansea City player, may have been outpaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain but never outmuscled, dispossessing the youngster well in the first half before unleashing a driven effort at Fabianski. Replaced by N’Gog.
Wasn’t afraid to get amongst the Arsenal midfield, something which paid dividends early in the second half as he dispossessed Frimpong before finishing off a one-two with Pratley to give Bolton the lead.
The Chelsea loanee started the evening quietly but soon begun to find his rhythm, proving problematic for Miquel down the right-hand side. Replaced by Chris Eagles shortly after seeing his free-kick saved by Fabianksi.
Non-plus display from the Turk, who can threaten at times but also disenchant seconds later. Failed to take advantage of youngster Yennaris at right-back in what should have been a targeted weak spot for Bolton.
A laboured performance from the Croatian who rarely provided an outlet or an option up front, twice squandering good opportunities to draw the scores level.
- 24 V. Mannone
- 48 J. Meade
Replaced Vermaelen with five minutes to play.
- 34 C. Aneke
- 55 S. Watt
Replaced Frimpong and had no real time to make an impact.
Replaced Oxlade-Chamberlain with 15 minutes remaining and looked lively going forward before making a vital intervention minutes from time to prevent Cahill in the box.