Young Hungarian 'keeper was rarely troubled throughout the game but managed to deal with everything Arsenal threw at him well, stood no chance of saving Benayoun's lashed volley.
Experienced right-back defended fairly well against the abject Arshavin and was able to bomb forward, doubling up on Santos initially and then his replacement, Miquel.
One of the many Spanish imports brought in by manager Valverde and looked like he could have struggled against Oxlade-Chamberlain early on but grew into the game as the young winger was starved of possession.
Ran box to box and had several chances to get himself on the scoresheet including a header wide from short range after Mannone missed a right-wing cross, finally got a deserved goal prodding in after Mellberg hit the woodwork.
Exemplary performance from the former Aston Villa man who nullified almost all threat from Chamakh for the full 90 minutes.
Charged around midfield before clattering Coquelin and being substituted due to an inury picked up in the challenge ten minutes before half-time.
Picked up an early booking after scything down Frimpong but otherwise looked comfortable alongside the experienced Mellberg.
Played energetically in midfield but would have surely been tested more by the likes of Arteta and Ramsey who were missing for Arsenal.
Generally played well and got his name on the score sheet, largely thanks to Mannone's rush of blood to the head
Tricky Belgian winger hit the side-netting on a number of occassions, better composure could have seen him come away with a couple of goals.
Battled well with Squillaci and Vermaelen throughout, took his goal superbly, rounding Fabianski and finishing neatly from an acute angle.
Needlessly rushed off his line for Djebbour's goal and displayed some atrocious kickingbefore being forced off through injury in the first half.
The experienced defender's appearances are becoming few and far between and he is unlikely to have given his first-team chances a boost on the basis of this jittery performance.
Solid as ever from the Belgian who continues to show exactly what the Gunners missed in his absence last season.
Played at right-back and looked nervy, particularly when on the ball, managed to use his pace and strength to get him out of tough situations at times.
His performance mirrored his Arsenal career to date, impressive in glimpses but was unable to impose himself fully on the game.
Possibly one of football's most frustrating players to watch, the Russian's undoubted ability is often masked behind a poor work-rate, seemed to remain in second gear throughout the match.
Tough-tackling midfielder charged around the midfield and was perhaps lucky not to pick up a second caution later in the second half after being booked on the hour.
Unspectacular game from the Brazilian who continues to look tidy on the ball but uncertain in defence, substituted just before the hour mark.
French youngster had a steady game in the midfield holding role before being replaced by Rosicky as Arsenal sought a way back into the match.
Israeli international will have done his first-team chances no harm with a typically comitted performance, showcased his superb technique to volley in the Gunners' consolation goal.
Outpaced, outthought and outmuscled at almost every turn, Arsene Wenger will be desperate for options up front give Robin van Persie's fragility but the Moroccan looked barely half the player the Dutchman is at the moment
- 17 F. Costanzo
- 92 I. Potouridis
Experienced Spaniard brought on to replace Holebas and sat in midfield shielding the back four as Arshavin and Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to drift infield.
Fuster's replacement buzzed around the midfield well, linking the play neatly on a number of occassions.
- 18 I. Fetfatzidis
- 9 M. Pantelić
Replaced Fabianski and proved to be as calamitous as the Pole, bizarrely attempting to scissor kick Fuster's effort when inside his own area where a simple catch would have sufficed.
Brought on for Santos and looked comfortable on the ball, tough in the tackle and willing to break forward form left-back.
- 56 N. Yennaris
- 40 C. Eastmond
- 53 O. Özyakup
Summoned from the bench for the final quarter of the game but failed to spark the Gunners into life as they slipped to defeat.
- 9 Chu-Young Park