No goalkeeper has conceded as many Premier League goals as Robinson (now 51 in 20 games) but a string of smart saves showed why the former England international should re-consider his international retirement.
You've got to wonder why Arsene Wenger didn't pull out the stops to bring the centre-half to the Emirates because he has the no-nonsense approach to defending that Arsenal need.
Overcame a decidedly shaky first half to halt Arsenal with a performance full of heart and endeavour that suggests that while Kean might not have fans on his side the players are standing by him
Limped off injured after the opening exchanges as his team were run ragged but he wasn't missed.
A couple of excellent interceptions denied Robin van Persie a couple of near certain goals as he formed a central defensive partnership with Samba that bodes well for Kean's future but looked vulnerable when speed-merchant Walcott entered fray.
Like most of the Rovers team he had a torrid opening half but deserves to be commended for never giving up despite being at times over-run by a slick Arsenal until they ran out of steam.
A promising performance but should have capped a hard-working performance with a goal had his finishing been cooler.
Stuck to his task well even when Rovers were being outplayed and saw his excellent low cross tucked in by Yakubu.
A real hero. He had to wear a bandage to cover the wounds of battle from last week at Fulham but his non-stop running helped Rovers re-gain the initiative after Arsenal threatened to run away with the points.
Incurred the wrath of Rovers fans for squandering decent openings but he got lucky when his aimlees free-kick was diverted in by Song before being hauled off.
That's now 12 goals he has conceded in his last two Premier League but had it not been for the young Pole this could have been even more embarrassing for the Gunners as his team-mates pressed the self-destruct button.
Solid debut from the Brazilian and the fact that he wears the No11 suggests that he is planning to do more attacking than defending for his new club but could do better at the back as he was guilty of playing Yakubu onside for the Rovers goal.
Did not look his usual self as an attacking force down the right wing and after an indifferent display he was hauled off, presumably because he was injured.
This was such a commanding performance from the assured German that you have to wonder why Arsene Wenger did not sign up him ages ago to tackle the Gunners defensive woes but I suppose it's better late than never.
What could go wrong did go wrong. Still looks shaky and his own goal summed up a poor performance from a player who looks ill suited to the cut and thrust of English football. Rabbit in headlights.
When he's up for it, the Russian can be a real menace and fortunately for Rovers he was only in the mood for the first half would have scored had it not been for Robinson's heroics before he vanished and was substituted.
Standing ovation from Rovers fans when he was subsituted said it all. He stood head and shoulders above rivals early and set up Gervinho's opener with a sublime pass but was guilty of switching off in scoring an own goal.
Cesc who? If he carries on this way, Gooners will quickly forget about Fabregas because the Spanish playmaler not only scored a fine goal but also knitted everything together in accomplished fashion. A joy to watch.
Samir who? The Welshman gave his team the upper hand in with a high-enetrgy performance down the right and teed up Arteta's decisive goal but then faded badly as Rovers raised their game.
Showed how you make up for lost time by opening Premier League goal-scoring account with exquisite opener as he made up for getting sent off after misbehaving at Newcastle and pulled the Rovers defence all over the place.
R. van Persie
It looked as though his midweek exploits in the Champions League had caught up with the Gunners skipper because he was unrecognisable from the striker who has become of the most feared forwards in English football. Tame.
- 13 M. Bunn
A breath of fresh air when he came on as a second-half substitute and his brilliant run unnerved Arsenal so much that Koscielny diverted his cross in for an own goal
- 31 G. Hanley
Made sure that Salgado wasn't missed after coming off early on with a battling performance at right-back, especially when Rovers were up against it late on.
- 11 V. Grella
Put in a real shift after coming on as a substitute.
- 30 J. Roberts
- 21 Ł. Fabiański
The weakest link? Arsenal went from bad to worse when he came on for Sagna because he looks like a player who has lost any semblance of self-belief. Leaden and ponderous.
- 28 K. Gibbs
- 30 Y. Benayoun
- 39 F. Coquelin
Flattered to deceive when he came on as a second-half substitute and seemed destined to torment Rovers but failed to build up head of steam.
Gave Arsenal hope and ensured a nerve-jangling finale by heading in a late goal that suggested better things are to come from the Morroccan.