Made a terrific one-handed stop to turn away Steve Sidwell’s thumping volley and several excellent interventions when dashing from his line.
The other tower of power at the heart of Arsenal's defence was superb again. Two second-half interceptions within a matter of moments exemplified his superb reading of the game and tigerishness in the tackle.
Calm, collected and always in control. The giant German is an absolute rock whom Arsenal can ill-afford to do without.
A competent but unspectacular performance. Lacks the thrust and energy of his rival for the left-back spot Kieran Gibbs but a more than capable deputy.
Won absolutely everything in the air and provided width when possible. Another solid display from Arsenal's Mr Dependable.
Performed the water-carrying role with his usual gusto but never looked like being capable of unpicking Fulham's well organised defence.
Tidy and composed in possession and caused Fulham problems on the occasions when he did drift beyond Olivier Giroud.
Still struggling to find his absolute best form out on the left wing but will take heart from his goals this afternoon. Opened the scoring with a fabulously crafted effort and wrapped up the points with a low daisy cutter.
Should have opened the scoring early on but his shot lacked the pace to beat the covering Brede Hangeland and was unable to exert a telling influence on the game.
Featured prominently in the early stages prepared to come in off his flank to receive possession but his decision-making was erratic.
Not his most influential afternoon and found it tough up against two enormous Fulham centre-backs but played a crucial role in the build-up to the opening goal.
Had to be alert to turn aside Bacary Sagna's low drive and made another smart stop from Serge Gnabry. Could do little about the opener but his positioning was suspect for the second.
Curbed his usual attacking instincts to deal with the threat down Arsenal's left and was caught out by Wilshere who helped provide the opening goal.
Made a telling interception to deny Ozil an early goal and coped manfully against Giroud up until the moment Arsenal made the breakthrough.
Far from overawed on his Premier League debut and enjoyed a reputation-enhancing afternoon despite the defeat.
Unlucky not to open the scoring with the thunderous volley from distance that required an excellent save from Szczesny. Committed and combative as ever.
A powerful and willing presence down Fulham's right but most of his best work was done defensively tracking Arsenal's runners.
Stuck to Ozil like glue and didn't allow the German to exert his usual influence.
But for a heavy touch the Swede would, in all probability, struck for the second time in as many season at the Emirates. A lively and energetic performance.
Was rarely seen as an attacking presence but used his experience well to cope with the threat of Gnabry.
Looked well off the pace in what was his first game back at the club on loan from Seattle Sounders.
One of his more energetic performances. Was at the heart of everything that was good about Fulham's attacking play