Confident handling and made a good diving save to deny Nasri but will not have enjoyed being beaten at his near post for Sagna's opener. Should have done better.
Always a threat with direct runs down the Everton right. Superb surge and chip to the far post for Cahill deserved a goal. Found it more difficult in the second-half as Arsenal took control.
Made some crucial last-ditch tackles and read the game well with composed interceptions. Lack of pace exposed by Nasri in the second-half.
Tried to set the tone for the hosts but the Dutchman was a red card waiting to happen. Booked for cynical challenge on Jack Wilshere and replaced by Rodwell at half-time.
Stuck to his task against the in-form Nasri and was only once exposed defensively. Dangerous delivery from set pieces but did not have enough opportunities to cross from open play.
Won his aerial battle against Chamakh and displayed impressive decision-making, particularly with first-half block to deny Nasri.
Intelligent runs and clever passing from the South African against a side he has been linked with in the past. Cute cut-back set up excellent chance for Rodwell.
Solid defensive display from the Everton captain as he forced Arshavin inside. Made decent use of the ball as he gave it to the dangerous Coleman at the earliest opportunity. Replaced by Beckford in the 69th minute as Everton went in search of goals.
The Spaniard produced a neat passing display but lacked a killer pass in the final third and was replaced by Yakubu in the 69th minute.
Looked sharp in the early stages but struggled to find room to really threaten the Arsenal goal. Late curler well saved by Fabianski.
Had the glorious opportunity to open the scoring but headed off target from Coleman's cross. The kind of chance the Australian usually gobbles up. Tidy on the ball and kept making his customary runs in to the penalty area which was rewarded with goal to get the hosts back into contention.
Lucky to get away with misjudgement of a corner on the stroke of half-time as Saha's header hit his back. Kept concentration with superb saves to deny Beckford and Saha as Everton fought their way back into contention.
Scored just his second Premier League goal and took it with the confidence of a top striker, smashing first time in to the roof of the net. Solid performance defensively.
Reasonably comfortable afternoon as he denied Saha space to work room for shots on goal. Would have been relieved only to receive a yellow card for foul on Saha, though Clichy was in a covering position.
The young Swiss slotted in with the ease at the heart of the visitors' defence and won some important headers. Lost concentration at times when he needed to be aware of runs from midfield.
Struggled against the pace and power of Coleman when he needed to get tighter. Good use of the ball when in possession, as always.
Quiet first-half but an excellent performance after the re-start from the Arsenal captain. Lovely first time finish to double the Gunners' lead and cross for Chamakh should have brought a third Arsenal goal.
Tidy 45 minutes from the England midfielder but never really got going before being replaced by Denilson at the break.
Started the game in lively fashion and went close with left-footed strike but faded out of the game and was eventually replaced by Rosicky in the 66th minute.
Full of confidence as he ran at goal and linked up with his team-mates. Powerful shot saved by Howard in the build-up to the opener and again denied by the American after the break following dazzling run.
Sweet and sour afternoon for the Moroccan, who was involved in some excellent link up play around the Everton penalty area and provided a clever assist for Fabregas' goal. But missed an absolute sitter from four yards that could have been costly. Replaced by Eboue in the 89th minute.
- 1 J. Mucha
- 2 T. Hibbert
- 7 D. Bilyaletdinov
Replaced Heitinga at half-time and added more attacking threat to the Everton midfield. Should have done better with chance from 12 yards which he blasted over the crossbar.
Looked confident after replacing Neville in the 69th minute after scoring his first Everton goal in midweek and had excellent shot denied by Fabianski.
- 19 M. Gueye
- 53 W. Szczęsny
- 28 K. Gibbs
Late replacement for Chamakh.
Impressive 45 minutes from the Brazilian after replacing Wilshere at half-time. A busy performance and made good use of the ball.
Replaced Arshavin in the 66th minute but saw little of the ball.
- 10 R. van Persie
- 14 T. Walcott