Hopefully back on track after a spirited second half secured a 1-1 draw with Man City today.
Here’s how the players rated. Remember, your ratings and comments are welcome, but trolling, idiocy and wankery are not. See our comment policy if you’re unsure where you stand.
1: Wojciech Szczesny
Had a moment in the second half where we got a bit lucky, but good in the air, commanding in the box at key moments.
3: Bacary Sagna
Solid down that right side defensively, City had little joy on that side of the pitch.
4: Per Mertesacker
11 clearances, 94% pass completion, the model of reliability and consistency.
5: Thomas Vermaelen
Quietly efficient alongside Mertesacker, won 8 or 9 aerial duels, and after being beaten in the air for a Swansea goal on Tuesday showed he was switched on to this area of his game.
28: Kieran Gibbs
A bit careless in possession at times but left overly-exposed too many times in the first half, coped pretty well with that all things considered.
8: Mikel Arteta
Looked tired but alert in the middle making 4 interceptions, 2 tackles and winning 100% of his headers.
20: Mathieu Flamini
Had a tremendous second half, that desire resulted in a goal and he deserved it after the bad luck of Tuesday night.
7: Tomas Rosicky
A team full of players with the energy and drive of Rosicky would be a nightmare to play against. Sometimes it's hard to believe he's 33.
19: Santi Cazorla
Struggled in the first half but really played a key role in that improved second half performance. Just wish he'd shoot a bit more because he's got the ability to do it.
9: Lukas Podolski
Really poor first half, conceded possession too easily which led to their goal, but responded in the second period and provided the assist for Flamini's goal.
12: Olivier Giroud
The ball stuck better to him tonight. Still not hugely threatening in front of goal, but played a big part in the equaliser, holding the ball up deep in the City half which enabled us to work the ball out to Podolski.
15: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
He was put on to provide more attacking threat but didn't have a lot of time. Really needs to work on ensuring his passes find teammates rather than the opposition.
22: Yaya Sanogo
Got 5 minutes at the end, not on long enough to rate.
Bonus rating: hahahaha/10 - Gael Clichy's stupid hair