Made one excellent save to deny Baker's shot from range and a decent stop to keep out Clarke's effort from a tight angle. Miscontrolled one backpass to concede a corner, but was otherwise untroubled.
Shackled the isolated Clarke and was a potent threat in the opposition box from set-pieces, flicking on Oxlade-Chamberlain's corner for Podolski to double Arsenal's lead.
Assured enough alongside his regular defensive partner, though he did allow Clarke to find space in behind him and test Fabianski once.
Played as an auxiliary winger in the first half, bombing forward into acres of space at every opportunity. His final ball was invariably poor though.
Didn't carry the same threat as Jenkinson going forward and was mugged in his own half by Moussa in the build-up to Coventry's best chance of the night, but did set up Giroud for Arsenal's third.
Never a constant presence in games but showed brilliant awareness and technique to see and execute the pass which allowed Podolski to break the deadlock. Does at least one excellent thing in almost every game he plays.
A lively display in the middle of the pitch, with snappy and intelligent passing. Occasionally left his back four too exposed, but came through his customary injury scare during the first half.
Looked at home exchanging passes with the likes of Ozil and Wilshere despite not doing anything decisive.
Led the line competently if unspectacularly but fluffed a big chance to extend Arsenal's lead to three in the second half. Unfortunately despite his talent, an element of farce invariably follows him around.
Looked sharp on a rare start and enjoyed a lot of space whenever he drifted inside from the left. Took his goals with confidence and class.
Given a rare chance through the middle he showed the dynamism and drive expected of him. A couple of mislaid passes and failed tackles highlighted he's not quite ready to be the engine of Arsenal's midfield just yet, but his recovery from injury is going well.
Was left exposed by his defence for Podolski's first and could do nothing about Arsenal's second or third, though he parried Jenkinson's shot straight into danger for Cazorla's strike.
Lost Podolski completely for Arsenal's first and repeatedly failed to track the German's runs inside.
Did his best to limit the damage and at least prevented Bendtner from scoring - though the Dane did his bit to help achieve that too.
Made one excellent diving block to prevent his goalkeeper being severely tested in the first half but could not deal with Arsenal's width and midfield runners.
Hopelessly outnumbered whenever Jenkinson bombed forward to overlap Gnabry - which was often.
Like Thomas, was bypassed with embarrassing ease by Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere, but never stopped working for his team.
Had a thankless task, chasing shadows for most of the evening as Arsenal dominated the midfield battle. Played his part in setting up a couple of promising breaks in the second half though.
Produced a captain's performance against overwhelming odds, surging upfield to test Fabianski with a rasping 25-yard effort and driving his team upfield whenever he could.
Starved of service but nicked the ball off Gibbs once to set up Clarke for Coventry's best chance of the match.
Led the line enthusiastically and tested Fabianski once from a tight angle but spurned his team's best opportunity of the match, clipping the outside of the post when found unmarked 20 yards out.
Left the unfortunate Adams to deal with Jenkinson as well as Gnabry far too often and carried no attacking threat.
Came on for Oxlade-Chamberlain to make his first senior Arsenal appearance.
Replaced Bendtner with 20 minutes to go, showed flashes of class and lashed in a fourth late on.
Replaced Podolski with 11 minutes left and the game won, but still had time to turn in Gibbs' cross.