No fault can be placed at his doorstep for the goals. He was left vulnerable by some schoolboy defending and comes out of this game with credit.
Was one of a number of defenders seemingly dumbfounded by a simple one-two as he was nowhere to be seen for the Gunners’ opening forays into the box.
Was rightfully sent off after allowing Theo Walcott to get the wrong side of him. Had no complaints when shown the red card and that tells the whole story.
Another defender that struggled to deal with a two separate one-twos that led to Arsenal goals. It really was schoolboy stuff from the home side.
Was another member of the Wolves back line to escape too much criticism as much of their play didn’t come on his side. He tried to get forward but after they went down to ten men they really struggled.
Didn’t touch the ball for the opening 15 minutes and was helped even less when David Davis was brought off for another defender.
Seemed to improve after Sebastien Bassong was sent off and really tried to hustle and harry the Arsenal midfielders. Didn’t have much of a chance in possession.
Didn’t do anything particularly wrong while on the pitch and was sacrificed when Bassong got sent off.
By far and away Wolves' best player. He worked tirelessly to try and create chances for his team. Created one brilliant chance for Doyle.
Was berated from his own fans for keeping the ball for too long on occasion, and was another of the players to be sucked into the Bermuda triangle that was a one-two.
As always worked tirelessly for the cause but, once again, had nothing in the way of help and didn't even have one chance throughout the game. Was denied a goal by a wonderful save from Wojciech Szczesny.
Had absolutely nothing to do, unless you're counting goal kicks these days. That was until the second half when he made a breathtaking stop to prevent Kevin Doyle scoring.
Was among a number of guilty parties that seemed more than happy to dally with the ball and Arsenal paid the price a couple of times.
Went about his business without anyone really noticing he was playing. Not a bad return to the fold for the Swiss international.
Tried to head forward and provide an outlet for the team but too much of it was slow and laborious in the Gunners build up and so his impact was minimal.
As the game went on the central midfielder seemed to see less and less of the ball. Did get himself into a good position to assist the third Arsenal goal, though.
Had precious little to do but when called upon, he seemed complacent on the ball.
Looked short of match practice having not played for a few weeks. Neat in possession but a little off the pace.
Was very quiet in the game until he popped up to net Arsenal's third with a very neat finish.
R. van Persie
Played in Theo Walcott to win the penalty and duly converted, then provided the ball for the 23-year-old to finish the second. Could have had a couple more on another day.
Was very lively in the opening 15 minutes and gave Wolves all sorts of problems but faded badly as the game went on.
- 31 D. de Vries
- 14 R. Johnson
Was brought on when Bassong was sent off and looked pretty solid for the home team as Arsenal struggled to break through after the initial goals.
Couldn't come on and provide much of an attacking spark but defended well for his team, ensuring the Arsenal midfield didn't have too much time on the ball.
- 37 A. Forde
Had the same amount to work on as Kevin Doyle and had similar results up front.
- 9 S. Ebanks-Blake
- 21 Ł. Fabiański
- 18 S. Squillaci
Looked busy when given some game time and Arsene Wenger will be pleased to have his full quota of right backs available for selection for the first time in a while.
- 7 T. Rosický
Tried to inject some much-needed pace into the Arsenal front line but could create very little by himself.
- 29 M. Chamakh
- 9 Chu-Young Park