A comfortable 3-0 win over Alan Pardew’s Newcastle team, who simply did not want to be there tonight, put us four points clear of Everton.
Here’s how the players rated – and remember, you can add your own ratings and comments.
1: Wojciech Szczesny
Had little to do but again was solid and decisive when called into action.
3: Bacary Sagna
Put in some great crosses from the right hand side, but got a needless booking late on but he's allowed them from time to time.
4: Per Mertesacker
He is so awesome that even if my surname was Nicious, I would name my son 'Per'.
6: Laurent Koscielny
Likes a goal against Newcastle, dealt with everything they had going forward, including one cool as anything swerve on halfway.
17: Nacho Monreal
Like Sagna got forward well, unlucky not to score near the end too. Solid run-out.
8: Mikel Arteta
Lovely ball over the top to bring about the second goal, always available to whoever had the ball.
16: Aaron Ramsey
Not his finest game, but showed what a difference he can make at times. His desire to go forward all the time is just what we need against a team that wants to sit off.
11: Mesut Özil
A goal, an assist and some dazzling footwork. There's so much more to come from him too.
19: Santi Cazorla
Busy and effective again, could probably have scored and got an assist for the first.
9: Lukas Podolski
Quiet tonight, as is his wont from time to time, but got a good 90 under his belt.
12: Olivier Giroud
Should have squared it for Ozil to tap home but got a bit lucky to see it rebound to the right place. Thumping header from the German's cross for his 21st goal of the season.
20: Mathieu Flamini
He Flammed about the place for a bit.
7: Tomas Rosicky
Livewire cameo, almost set up Sanogo for his first goal but for an offside flag. Should have been awarded a penalty too.
22: Yaya Sanogo
Really only got 5 minutes, not long enough to rate.
Bonus rating: 10/10 - moving Pardew closer to the sack, the big spannerheaded gimpfister.