Little to do but had to stay alert to make a superb save to deny Jerome from point-blank range.
Had to be wary of Jerome's running but did a solid job and read the game well.
Coped well defensively with the threat of Bolasie and Puncheon and stretched the pitch when Arsenal were in possession.
As usual, commanding display at the back. Always looked in control and dominant in the air.
Offered a good outlet on the left and constantly looked to get forward. Fell asleep a couple of times defensively and lucky Jerome missed a great chance.
Accurate passing from the Spaniard but lacked the creativity and drive to really open up Palace.
Made one or two quality passes but was on the fringes of the game throughout.
Made a crucial contribution with a delightful pass to set up Oxlade-Chamberlain's goal. The Spaniard always looked to get on the ball and make something happen for the hosts.
Made his first start since the opening game of the season and capped it off with two superbly taken goals. Added much-needed energy to Arsenal attacks and provided quality finishes.
A very quiet display from the German, who started on the left and was hardly involved before being substituted in the 72nd minute.
Found it hard to escape the attention of Palace's defenders but provided a lovely touch in the build-up to Arsenal's second goal.
Brilliant save in the first half to keep out a header from Koscielny and always off his line quickly to avert danger. Could do nothing about both Arsenal goals.
Always alert to read danger and make important interceptions. Kept Giroud very quiet.
Generally good but was twice punished as he allowed Oxlade-Chamberlain to run through and score.
Strong display from the Welshman as he organised the back four and denied Arsenal space in the final third. Maybe could have done more in the build-up to the Gunners' second goal.
Very competent tactical performance, especially when he tucked in to support the centre-backs. Rarely looked to support the attack.
Worked hard throughout but didn't do enough on the ball. Didn't take on defenders and passing was sloppy.
The Palace captain was everywhere as he harried Arsenal players and broke up attacks. Displayed progressive passing to try and start counter-attacks.
Had some moments of skill, power and pace but poor decision-making and execution when it came to the final ball.
Did a good job denying Arsenal space between the lines with his positioning, pressing and tackling.
Threatened on the counter-attack at times but missed a glorious chance to equalise when he headed straight as Szczesny from close range.
The Moroccan returned to his former club and put in an impressive display. Showed excellent touch as he linked attacks and worked hard defensively, although he left Oxlade-Chamberlain for the opener.