Adetuwo ‘Yemi Jr. rates the player’s performances in the late win over West Ham…
Fabianski: Did everything asked of him. He performed well on set pieces and did well to get on the end of some good West Ham shots. 8
Squillaci/Koscielny: Both centre backs complemented each other quite well. They stood up to everything the West Ham attack threw at them. Koscielny in particular was marvelous at defending the “one against ones”. 8
Clichy: Good game, defended well and did greatly to spot the space behind Julien Faubert before delivering an amazing ball for the goal. 8
Sagna: Maintained his standards, his defending was magnificent and he also got some good balls into the box. 8
Denilson: Okay, he did not have the best of games but did not have a shocker either. He gave away a few balls in the first half but his game improved as the match wore on and so did his influence. 6.5
Song: Amazing game from the Cameroonian. He had 3 decent chances to score and he took them well even though only one led to a goal. He was everywhere, defence, midfield, attack. Showed great awareness to attack the ball which would not have scored had not gone for it. His through pass to Sagna in the first half is something even Cesc would have been proud of. My man of match. 9
Fabregas: Not his best game by any standards. He looked off the pace a times but still managed to make his presence count. He was guilty of some slack touches but also had to draw two world class saves from Green. 7.5
Nasri: Okay, he did not score in this one but he tried his best to impose himself on the game. He was not too involved on the wings but his game stepped up as soon as he came to the centre. Not a bad game by any means. 7.5
Arshavin: Was really involved earlier on when we sought to score an early goal but as the game went on he became tired and increasingly frustrated. He had two half chances that on a normal day, he would have made something out of. Yes, he has some assists and some goals, but I think a rest will do him some good. 7
Chamakh: His touches and overall link up play was sublime. Other than that, he rarely had a sniff on goal against West Ham which is worrying for our top striker. He needs to get into those scoring positions and improve his decisiveness on goal. 7
Walcott: Came on for Denilson, and gave the tiring West Ham back line a lesson. He was unfortunate to see his effort hit the inside of the post. Good performance though. 6.5
Bendtner: Made some good runs and a few touches but no end product. 6
Eboue: Not enough time, I will not rate him.
Green: This lad seems to reserve his best game every season for his visit to the Emirates. We have always had tough times against him at home. He pulled off at least 5 world class saves and rode his luck well. He’s greatly inconsistent though. It seems harsh for him to concede a goal after such a performance but I am glad our class showed in the end and we did not let the efforts of one goalkeeper ruin our season. 9
Nigerian-born Adetuwo Yemi Jr’s often brutally-honest assessment of all things Arsenal makes him the ideal man for delivering accurate player ratings. He also runs his own Arsenal blog, Memoirs of a Gooner.