Nicolas Pépé – 5/10 – After Martinelli’s offensive and defensive contributions, there was pressure on Pépé to deliver a good performance. He was mostly quiet but had one shot in the dying moments which forced a good save from Zack Steffen.
Emile Smith Rowe – 6/10 – Replaced Mohamed Elneny with just under 30 minutes to play. Smith Rowe certainly has qualities that Arsenal are lacking and is worthy of more minutes moving forward.
Folarin Balogun – 5.5/10 – With the game effectively finished, Balogun got the minutes he deserved. Similarly to Smith Rowe, the young striker looked bright. Getting him to sign a new contract is a must for the Arsenal hierarchy.
There is no rest for the weary. The games come thick and fast this time of year. London rivals Chelsea will be the visitors at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day. It is yet another ‘must-win’ game for Mikel Arteta.