Some solid handling on the rare occasions he was needed.
Decent defensive display and bombed up and down the right touchline, producing one particularly dangerous cross in the first half. Late header cleared off the line.
The German was commanding at the back and made some crucial interceptions to stop Torres.
A couple of shaky moments, including one misplaced back pass, but generally solid up against Torres.
Strong defensively but could have offered more of an attacking option to stretch Chelsea.
Very poor game by the Welshman's high standards this season. Sloppy passing and no real sights on goal.
Some tidy passing and picked the ball up in dangerous areas without ever unlocking the Chelsea defense.
The summer signing drifted in and out of the game. Some nice touches without ever really threatening Chelsea. Clashed with Ivanovic in the second half.
The focal point of the Arsenal attack but missed a couple of excellent chance in the second half after getting away from Chelsea defenders. General movement not sharp enough.
Played on the right but barely got an opportunity to use his electric pace. Well handled by Apzilicueta and looked a little off the pace.
Very little to do but communicated well with the back four.
The Chelsea captain led by example at the back with some crucial interceptions and strong headers.
Good reading of the game and won some important headers.
The Spaniard enjoyed his battle with Walcott. Got stuck in to challenges and denied the England winger space in behind.
Involved in some needless handbags with Ozil in the second half but on the whole very strong performance from the right back.
J. Obi Mikel
The Nigerian should have been sent off for a bad studs-up challenge on Arteta in the first-half. On the whole, however, he was a very effective screen for the back four.
Probably lucky not to give away a penalty with a clumsy tackle in the first half. Also shot weakly straight at Szczesny before being replaced by Oscar in the 77th minute.
Relatively quiet performance but typically impressive timing to join attacks. Came closest to breaking the deadlock with a first-half volley that smashed against the crossbar.
A busy, box-to-box display from the Brazilian midfielder. One header over the bar in the first half but drove the team forward after the break.
Some very classy moments from the Belgian on the counter attack, especially a wonderful scooped pass for Lampard in the first half.
Fairly lively leading the line without really troubling the Arsenal defense. Couldn't get away from Mertesacker and Co. before being replaced by Luiz late.