Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Player Ratings

Last updated : 10 January 2008 By Luis Anaconda

Lukasz Fabianski - 6 - Some encouraging signs but blotted his his copybook by dropping a corner.

Justin Hoyte - 7 - Impressive after he moved to centre back for the second half after a shaky time at full back.

Johan Djourou - 4 - Was meant to come back from Birmingham match-fit and prepared to take over from Kolo - instead he's come back with an injury and playing as if he had never seen a ball in his life before.

Philippe Senderos - 7 - Was left exposed by a midfield that allowed Spurs too much room, but executed a brilliant saving tackle on Lennon and made countless blocks and interceptions in the second half despite his knee injury.

Armand Traore - 6 - The most disappointing thing is that his attacking game hasn't come on since he made an exciting start to his Arsenal career last season. Had an up and down night against the pace of Lennon but didn't disgrace himself.

Theo Walcott - 5 - Did little of note apart from that rather important goal but hopefully will take heart from the lucky break.

Denilson - 6 - Always available for the ball but his distribution was poor, as was his defensive play.

Gilberto Silva - 4 - A shocking first half display and could only get better after half-time - at least in the last 15 minutes he looked a little like his old self.

Abou Diaby - 5 - Pass the damn ball sometimes, Abou.

Nicklas Bendtner - 7 - Put himself about but got little change from the Spurs defence.

Robin van Persie - 6 - A few nice touches, but unsurprisingly off the pace


Bacary Sagna - 8 - Showed his class with a fine display in attack and defence.

Eduardo da Silva - 7 - Proved the key to opening up the Spurs defence - shame he had so little service.

Mark Randall - n/a - Kept up our English quota.