There was a positive performance from Nicklas Bendtner and a fifth goal of the season for Eduardo but little else.
Manuel Almunia - 6 - Could do nothing about the goals and was fairly competent in between them.
Justin Hoyte - 6 - Actually coped quite well, but had the easier of the flanks to deal with as Sevilla concentrated on our left-hand side.
Kolo Toure - 5 - Badly lost his man for the second goal and was unable to galvanise his team in the second half.
Philippe Senderos - 5 - You try to stick up for him and he does that. Still - always better with a few games under his belt… cough…
Armand Traore - 5 - Exposed on the flank and struggled but will hopefully have learnt a lot on a torrid night.
Emmanuel Eboue - 5 - His antics continue to be an embarrassment but he showed signs of why Arsene sticks with him with some driving runs at their suspect full back.
Gilberto Silva - 4 - More rusty than a TVAM chef from the 1980s. His passing was dreadful and made an elementary error for Sevilla's first goal.
Denilson - 5 - Started strongly but the game increasingly bypassed him.
Eduardo da Silva - 6 - Fine finish and looked a threat in the area.
Cesc Fabregas - 5 - Subdued then subbed - worryingly.
Nicklas Bendtner - 8 - Is living up to the hype (which has mostly come from his own mouth) and was head and shoulders above the rest of the team.
Bacary Sagna - 6 - Same old Sagna.
Tomas Rosicky - 6 - Couldn't get involved.
Theo Walcott - 5 - Too little too late.