Another blemish-free display by the impressive young Pole. Slightly conservative on crosses but his catching and decision-making has won the confidence of the back four.
No-one showed more commitment to the cause as Arsenal staged what could be a season-defining comeback.
More of this and he will become a cult hero in these parts. Kept his composure to steer in the winner with a fine header. Got pulled out of position by Saha's movement but was extremely unlucky to unwittingly lay on the assist for the opener when he tried to clear Coleman's pass. By the letter of the law, Saha was offside as the defender's touch was inadvertent, rather than a deliberate back-pass.
Solid display by the Frenchman, who kept his head when many were losing theirs in the first hour.
Struggled against Saha in the early going but grew in authority as the game wore on, even when confronted by the giant Fellaini in the closing minutes.
Barely a game goes by without the Spanish artist throwing a wobbly - either at the opposition, officialdom or himself. Led the protests at Everton's controversial goal and got frustrated with some of the challenges by the visitors. Nevertheless, he was always a lively and inspirational figure on the ball and twice came close to scoring the opener before his clever dink laid on the equaliser for Arshavin.
Surprisingly preferred to Arshavin, he made the Russian's recent desperate performances seem impressive by comparison. Almost invisible on the left flank bar a few wayward passes.
Produced the odd delightful pass but not as influential as he has been recently. Struggled to gain a foothold in midfield against Everton's dogs of war and was withdrawn for Bendtner as Arsenal searched for an equaliser.
R. van Persie
Produced some unbelievable nuggets of skill, including two consecutive Zidane-style drag-backs in one thrilling passage of play, and came close on a number of occasions to grabbing an equaliser. But his free-kicks were disappointing.
Given the luxury of the full 90 minutes, he was always a willing outlet without finding too much joy against the excellent Baines until space opened up towards the end.
Made some excellent blocks and saves, including one outstanding stop from van Persie. But his communication with his defence for the winner will have outraged the Everton coaching staff.
Had a running spat with countryman van Persie in what was an enthralling battle. Made some excellent interceptions on a busy night for the Everton defence.
His slightly errant pass set up Saha, via Koscielny's boot, for the opener as he mixed energy with some fine deliveries from the right flank.
Dominated in the air, maintained his discipline and, crucially, kept his concentration until the terrible mix-up for Arsenal's winner.
Fine display by the in-form left-back, who kept Walcott quiet until the last 10 minutes and was a willing accomplice to Everton's raids down the left flank.
Did not just stand out for his Afro. A colossal figure in the first half sweeping up in front of the Everton defence and robbing the hosts of possession. Thrown forward at the end as the visitors chased an equaliser.
Solid display from the Russian, who doubled up on Walcott and provided a useful outlet on the left flank. Subbed midway through the second half.
Tottenham might think he's only worth £250,000 but his competitiveness and leadership is worth its weight in gold to Everton. Tired in the second half and was replaced late on.
Disciplined and feisty display by the jack-of-all-trades, who was the most advanced of the midfielders in the first half before taking on a more protective role after the break. Will have wished he was a few inches taller to put Fabregas' dinked centre out of harm's way before Arshavin stole in for the equaliser.
Neat enough in possession but did not find much time or space to exert any real influence.
He was miles offside for his goal but benefited from Koscielny's touch and finished clinically. His touch, hold-up play and movement was so good that you wonder what might have been for the extravagantly gifted Frenchman.
- 1 Almunia
- 27 E. Eboué
- 28 K. Gibbs
Replaced Song at half-time as Arsenal's deepest midfielder and maintained his discipline impressively.
Took his equaliser beautifully with what Arsenal fans will hope will be the beginning of a much-needed renaissance. Interestingly, he played in the centre-forward position for the last 20 minutes.
His power and touch added an extra dimension to Arsenal's attacks.
- 29 M. Chamakh