The Pole stayed alert to make a sharp save to deny Townsend in the first half and an even better stop from Defoe's deflected strike after the break.
The right-back found it difficult early on as Spurs targeted him and he struggled. Settled into the game, though.
A confident, powerful display from the German. Dominant in the air and lack of pace never really exposed by the visitors.
Superb display from the central defender as he out-thought and out-fought Soldado. Very good reading of the game.
Intriguing battle up against Townsend in which he won his fair share of duels. Perhaps beaten too easily on one or two occasions but generally good.
Some typically neat passing but did appear to be struggling with injury and was replaced by Flamini in the 43rd minute.
Classy performance from the Czech as he picked up the ball in dangerous areas between the lines and looked to play incisive passes - including one to Walcott in the build-up to the opener.
Showed his quality early on with two free-kicks, the second of which missed the target by barely an inch. Always looking to play the killer pass to Giroud or Walcott.
Vibrant and energetic display from the Welshman. Good running and passing and coped well with the physicality of the Spurs midfield. Shot badly off target in the first half.
His pace on the shoulder of the last man was a constant threat and he made it count with a low cross for Giroud's goal. Got in behind again in the first half but was thwarted by Lloris, before testing the Frenchman again in the second period.
Continued his impressive start to the campaign by cleverly turning in the opener from close range in the 23rd minute. Had the beating of Dawson in the air and his link-up play brought Arsenal's midfield into the game.
The France goalkeeper kept his side in the game with fingertip saves and brilliant sweeping off his line, especially as Walcott raced through in the first half.
Coped fairly well with Walcott's pace and was let down more for Giroud's goal by his side's offside trap. Constantly looked to support the attack but his final ball was often wayward.
Tough afternoon for the Spurs captain as he found it difficult to cope with Giroud's power and aerial threat. Played a terrible offside trap in the build-up to the Frenchman's goal and then lost his run.
Solid defensive display from the England international. Also made some powerful runs when Spurs had the ball and linked up well with Townsend. Miss-kicked an excellent late chance to score.
Tidy display at the back from the Belgian. Read the game well and, as ever, was very comfortable on the ball.
The Belgian glided past Arsenal players at times but lacked invention on the ball before being substituted in the 69th minute.
Tottenham's most exciting attacking player for most of the game as he looked to pick up the ball and drive at the Arsenal defence. Two first-half shots saved by Szczesny before he was replaced by Lamela in the 75th minute.
Looked slightly overwhelmed early on but improved after the break with good interceptions and passing. Appeared to pick up a serious injury in the second half and was replaced by Sandro.
Caused Arsenal problems early on with his physicality and dribbling ability up against Jenkinson but faded as the game went on.
Energetic performance in central midfield as the Brazilian looked to drive Spurs forward. Found it difficult to find space to really influence the game in the final third.
Worked tirelessly as Tottenham's lone striker but was isolated before Defoe's introduction and had no real sights of goal.
Typically powerful in midfield in the final 15 minutes after coming on for the injured Capoue.
Looked sharp after replacing Dembele in the 69th minute and saw his deflected shot somehow saved by Szczesny.
The £26m signing came on barely 48 hours after joining the club but had no major impact in the final 15 minutes.