Player Ratings – Crystal Palace
Alex McCarthy (6/10) – Made some very good saves on his home debut.
Joel Ward (5/10) – Lost the ball a couple of times. Scored a very good goal. Defended poorly.
Scott Dann (6/10) – Made some crucial interceptions. Those around him didn’t defend too well.
Damien Delaney (5/10) – Scored Arsenal’s second goal following
Papa Souare (6/10) – Made some good runs forward, did ok in defence.
Wilfried Zaha (6/10) – OFF 75. Caused problems for Bellerin and Monreal in the first half. Wasn’t as effective in the second half.
Yohan Cabaye (6/10) – Composed on the ball throughout the match. Could have offered more going forward.
James McArthur (7/10) – OFF 79. Very good performance. Helped out in defence and drove the team forward.
Jason Puncheon (6/10) – Worked hard in central midfield
Yannick Bolasie (7/10) – OFF at half time. Surprised he came off, causing trouble with his pace and skill.
Connor Wickham (6/10) – Held up the ball well at times, hit the post in the second half.
Jordan Mutch (5/10) – ON at half time. Ball hit him on the head in final few minutes, could have scored.
Chung Yung Lee (6/10) – ON 75. Should have taken a shot on his left foot in final few minutes.
Patrick Bamford (5/10) – ON 79. Didn’t really have an impact when he came on.
Player Ratings – Arsenal
Petr Cech (6/10) – Made some solid saves at times but did look a bit nervy a couple of times.
Hector Bellerin (6/10) – Didn’t have great joy going forward. Defended well at times.
Per Mertesacker (6/10) – Did well in defence.
Laurent Koscielny (7/10) – Rarely troubled in defence. Good performance.
Nacho Monreal (6/10) – Wasn’t too impressed. Zaha and Bolasie caused him issues, better going forward than defending.
Francis Coquelin (5/10) – OFF 63. Should have been sent off in the first half, lucky to get away with second challenge. Awful challenge in the second half gone un-punished despite being on a yellow card, minutes later Wenger replaces him.
Santi Cazorla (8/10) – Very good in midfield. Worked hard in defence and attack.
Alexis Sanchez (7/10) – OFF 75. Header forced the own goal from Delaney. Lively performance.
Mesut Ozil (6/10) – OFF 82. Assist for Giroud’s goal, couple of good passes but quiet performance. Didn’t pick up Ward leading to Crystal Palace’ goal.
Aaron Ramsey (5/10) – Second weekend running he’s gone a bit missing. Poor performance, had a couple of good chances to score but didn’t take them.
Olivier Giroud (6/10) – Scored his first goal in over 600 Premier League minutes. Once he scored he went quiet.
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (6/10) – ON 63. Offered some energy on the wing. Good pace and skill.
Mikel Arteta (5/10) – ON 75. Wasn’t that great in midfield.
Kieran Gibbs (N/A) – ON 82. Little time to make impact.