A 94th minute penalty was enough to take all three points for Arsenal but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Arsenal went one nil down through a Cech own goal after a free kick from Tadic hit the bar. However, Koscielny levelled it up from a corner with an overhead kick. Arsenal then knocked on the door throughout the second half and maybe should have gone 2 -1 down but Cazorla scored the penalty to win it.
Cech – 7 – Was unfortunate with the own goal and pulled off a crucial safe to keep the score level.
Bellerin – 7 - Defended well and went forward to good effect.
Mustafi – 7 – Looked good defensively with some commanding tackles as well as reading the game well but looked uncomfortable on the ball and needs to be more assured in his passing.
Koscielny – 8 – Another commanding performance and scored the crucial equaliser with a great goal.
Monreal – 6 – Was unlucky with the foul which gave away the free kick as replays showed there was no contact but should have been penalised late on with a foul but got lucky which allowed Arsenal to win the penalty up the other end.
Cazorla – 8 – Was the key performer in the game as he dictated play and got the winning goal.
Coquelin – 6 – Played well for most parts but was out of position most times and looked sluggish at times.
Walcott – 6 – Worked hard for the team but gave countless fouls away.
Ӧzil – 5 – Wasn’t at it today and was awful for large parts. His passing wasn’t crisp and his first touch wasn’t there. Missed Xhaka in the central areas.
Oxlade – Chamberlain – 5 – Another poor game from the Ox but the first half wasn’t great in general.
Perez – 6 – Didn’t have any service but did work hard and will have to adjust to English football.
Sanchez – 6 – Looked lively once he came on and look a threat both in terms of scoring and creating something.
Giroud – 6 – Nearly scored with a header and put in a crucial block near the end.
Iwobi - 6 – Didn’t really have any influence.
Overall, it was a poor performance but the three points are the most important. That’s back to back wins now and Arsenal will play Hull City next week.