A much improved performance with Robin van Persie pulling the string and the continuation of a promising unbeaten run. Not all so gloomy now is it?
Manuel Almunia - 7 - More commanding than his usual self, but still a couple of breakdowns in communication with his back four.
Bacary Sagna - 7 - Typically solid display.
Kolo Toure - 7 - More like the Kolo of old.
Johan Djourou - 7 - A mixed bag, but it's hard not to notice an improvement in our defending since Johan has become a regular.
Gael Clichy - 5 - An improvement that hasn't stretched to young Gael, who had a wretched time.
Emmanuel Eboue - 6 - Lively in the first half, but with little end product.
Denilson - 7 - Steady if unspectacular - showed he is prepared to do the dirty work.
Abou Diaby - 7 - For the first time in ages actually looked like a central midfielder who could dominate the game (in parts of least). Ended on the left wing of course.
Samir Nasri - 7 - Frustrating at times and quite possibly frustrated out on the wing, but won the the game with a wonderful finish.
Emmanuel Adebayor - 7 - Great improvement on recent weeks, with hard work and a great goal.
Robin van Persie - 9 - Outstanding player on the pitch, deserved better for his stunning free kick, but made the difference nevertheless.
Nicklas Bendtner - 8 - Made a good impact on the right.
Alex Song - n/a - Nice little run out.