Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal - Player Ratings

Last updated : 21 September 2008 By Luis Anaconda

More importantly, goals are coming from unexpected sources. I expect a barrage of goals from Eboue now he has broken his league duck.

Manuel Almunia - 7 - A couple of splendid saves, a couple of "interesting" decisions, but looked like the best keeper at a big four club this weekend. This might be a rarity.

Bacary Sagna - 7 - Offered a great outlet down the right in the first half and shored things up on the left in the second.

Kolo Toure - 7 - Coped well with the second half onslaught and produced a brilliant last-ditch tackle to deny Gardener.

William Gallas - 6 - Terrible defending for the goal again - left Davies with a simple chance, but redeemed himself with a sturdy second-half display.

Gael Clichy - 6 - His generosity in leaving his post for Davies's goal was repaid when Bolton's lobotomy on legs tried to break his shin with a perfectly 'fair' tackle. Ten months ago Davies tried a similar thing on Patrice Evra. Is he targeting France's left backs or is he best mates with Mikael Silvestre? Or maybe he's just a talentless thug.

Denilson - 8 - He makes some silly tackles and there are times when his concentration seems to lapse and his passing goes awry, but Denilson is making a big impression now he's got his chance.

Alexandre Song - 7 - Provided a solid base in midfield and was unlucky not to score - highly encouraging performance.

Cesc Fabregas - 8 - Not entirely at his best but orchestrated the 20-minute period when we scored twice and played some of our best football in a long time.

Emmanuel Eboue - 7 - Faded from the game in the last half hour but up until then was at the heart of some great moves in an unfamiliar position.

Emmanuel Adebayor - 7 - Unlucky not to score himself but helped to set up 2 goals.

Nicklas Bendtner - 8 - Took his goal superbly and linked up well with his strike partner.

Johan Djourou - 6 - Solid on the right.
Theo Walcott - 7 - Proved that pace can be scarier than a team full of thugs.
Aaron Ramsey - n/a - More valuable experience gained.