Was unfortunate to see Adebayor turn home after he had parried Defoe's low effort, but brought a nature of calm back to the Arsenal defence, with intelligent distribution throughout.
The covering man in the Arsenal backline, often lined up just behind Mertesacker and mopped up the Germans few mistakes.
Made an absolute mess of trying to catch Defoe offside for the game's opening goal, but recovered to put in a good performance, particularly in attack where he paired up with Walcott to devastating effect.
Continued at left-back despite his struggles against Fulham last week but turned in a much more composed effort, shackling Lennon when he could get close enough to the winger, and contributing well to the Gunners' attacks.
Disastrous positioning and lack of pace gifted Defoe the space to set up Spurs' first goal, but redeemed himself with a towering header to equalise. Again looked ponderous, however, as bale raced through midfield and scored Spurs' second.
Has been superb in the defensive midfield slot for the Gunners and looked like he he had played there forever in a metronomic performance. Played some excellent passes over Tottenham's high defence and also made strong tackles to prevent Tottenham counterattacks.
A mesmerizing afternoon from the Spaniard. Showed no after-effects of his trip to Panama in mid-week flitting around the pitch with ease and linking play continuously. Set up Giroud's effort with a fine bursting run and cross before getting on the end of Podolski's whipped ball to hit a deserved goal.
Put in a couple of tasty tackles early on, avoiding a yellow card, but shone in the Arsenal midfield, linking play seamlessly with his team-mates and driving into space. Eventually looked fatigued as he continues his come back from injury and was brought off after 70 minutes.
The Frenchman is ever improving in the Premier League and looks a constant goal threat. Saw Lloris deny him from two strong headers but eventually got the goal he deserved, holding off Gallas and turning home Cazorla's cut-back.
Scuffed home the goal that put Arsenal in front in the first half and superbly assisted Cazorla's effort, putting the ball on a plate for the Spaniard to turn home. Added a pleasing work-rate to his game and helped Vermaelen out with some committed defensive work.
Stunning performance on the right wing from the England man. Routinely tore Naughton to shreds in the first half, while Vertonghen had no answer for his pace in the second. Let down by a lack of touch and composure for much of the game but finally got the goal he deserved in stoppage time.
Made two smart stops from Giroud and showed a decent level of confidence under the wide bombardment from the hosts but was left helpless by a combination of great finishing from Mertesacker and a huge slice of luck in Podolski's favour.
A torrid afternoon for the former Sheffield United player. Lacked pace and positioning as Walcott and Sagna got the better of him time after time. Was let down by a lack of tracking back from Bale, but did little to suggest he should cover for Benoit Assou-Akotto long-term.
Was more comfortable then Naughton, but not by much. With Podolski his main opponent, but Cazorla drifting to his flank and Vermaelen bombing on from left-back the England man found himself swamped, and was taken off at half-time prompting a tactical switch.
Couldn't handle Giroud's physicality and allowed his compatriot a couple of headed chances before he finally netted at the end of the first half. Struggled against Podolski in the second half when part of a back three.
Released Defoe with a fine long ball before Adebayor scored. Looked the most comfortable as part of a back three, getting forward well a couple of times, but also struggled as a rampant Walcott zoomed past him continuously.
Offered Naughton no assistance with Walcott and Sagna running riot down Spurs' left flank. Displayed his pace and dribbling ability throughout and eventually burst into enough space to fire a right-footed effort into the corner of Szczesny's goal, but it made little difference.
Gave Vermaelen some issues early in the game, but found himself increasingly pegged back, especially with Spurs down to 10 men, and had to defend more and more ,growing frustrated and picking up a booking for a body check on Podolski.
Snapped into a couple of early challenges and was fortunate to end the first half without a yellow card against his name. Was eventually carded in the second period, which seemed to finally calm him down.
Had little answer for Cazorla as the Spanish star buzzed around him throughout. Made a couple of strong challenges and always looked comfortable on the ball but tired in the second half and was eventually substituted.
Was expected to be in the thick of the action and didn't disappoint. Got on the end of Szczesny's parry to open the scoring in the 10th minute but went from hero to zero just seven minutes later, recklessly lunging into Cazorla and being deservedly dismissed.
Latched on to Vertonghen's ball and saw Adebayor net after Szczesny had saved his initial effort. Became completely isolated after the Togo man was dismissed, and grew hugely frustrated, lashing out as Bale flashed a shot across goal rather than giving him a tap-in.
Brought on as the central defender in a back-three for the second half, but found the Gunners' endless waves of attacking play tough to stem.
His fresh legs replaced Huddlestone after 70 minutes, and he showed a pleasing level of touch and intelligent passing in his cameo.
Introduced at half-time in an attempt to give Jermain Defoe an attacking partner, but contributed absolutely nothing of note in a desperately poor 45-minute showing.