Hugo Lloris: 6.0
With Olivier Giroud showing some of the best form of his Arsenal career thus far, Lloris did well in his goalkeeping duties to ensure that the concession tally wasn’t higher than five.
The French No. 1 may have conceded a hatful of goals, but can take comfort in knowing that there was little he could have done to keep that amount down.
Arsenal’s goals were attributed to bad defending and not bad goalkeeping; however, the stopper may still be getting to grips with playing a new backline.
Kyle Walker: 5.5
Although his best assets undoubtedly lie in attack, Kyle Walker was largely unnoticeable in all aspects against Arsenal.
Walker found himself inundated by opposition attackers, and between Podolski, Cazorla and the overlapping Vermaelen, it was a poor day at the office for the England youngster.
Jan Vertonghen: 6.0
Playing in his preferred position of centre-back, Vertonghen was perhaps the most comfortable of Tottenham’s defenders, which varied between having four and three at the back.
It was the Belgian’s pass that launched Jermain Defoe forward resulting in Adebayor’s early goal; however, Vertonghen’s pace did let him down on occasion.
William Gallas: 5.0
Playing against his French compatriot, Gallas was bullied off the ball by Olivier Giroud way too frequently, and gave the Arsenal striker ample room to notch up numerous efforts on goal.
Steven Caulker’s presence was missed by Spurs and a lack of positional awareness ensured that Gallas was always kept on his toes, to his downfall.
Kyle Naughton: 4.0
Possibly the worst player on the pitch against Arsenal, a good day’s outing for Theo Walcott meant a terrible one for Kyle Naughton.
The youngster is filling in for Benoit Assou-Ekotto at left-back, but isn’t doing much to stake his claim on the spot on a permanent basis.
Naughton was left in Walcott’s vapour trail too many times for Tottenham to cope with, and the Spurs full-back was fortunate that Walcott’s delivery was lacking for periods.
Tom Huddlestone: 5.5
Much to the joy of Santi Cazorla, Tom Huddlestone’s anchor partnership alongside Sandro was an ineffective one, and Huddlestone’s match was one of damage limitation in the end.
Usually, the Englishman likes to express his creative ways in a looser fashion than he did at the Emirates Stadium, but restraining the Arsenal offence ultimately became a priority, a task that Huddlestone seemed to fail.
Lucky to not be carded in the first half, Sandro eventually found himself in the referee’s book in the second period, and deservedly so after a series of rash challenges.
The Brazilian failed to contain Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski and was of little to no help in attack, despite being slightly more secure than Huddlestone.
Aaron Lennon: 5.0
Despite his best efforts, Aaron Lennon was permitted to use his pace only in the early exchanges before Thomas Vermaelen seemingly sussed out the winger’s attack.
Arsenal’s left-back did a good job containing the Tottenham speedster, and Lennon was pushed further back, forced into helping Kyle Walker cope with the oncoming Gunners onslaught.
Gareth Bale: 7.5
Tottenham’s best player by some margin, Gareth Bale was a rare glimmer of light in an otherwise grim environment for the visitors on Saturday.
The Emirates Stadium was an unkind environment for Spurs, and although it’s undoubtedly difficult to pick yourself up after conceding five goals, Bale kept on going to the best of his ability until the final whistle.
While he didn’t offer Kyle Naughton the necessary cover in defence, Bale was his usually devilish self going forward at time, and did well to grab his side a consolation goal 20 minutes from full-time.
Emmanuel Adebayor: 4.5
The man who will ultimately be looked upon as the reason Tottenham capitulated in the way they did, Adebayor’s opening goal contribution is blotted out by his first-half sending off.
Adebayor’s challenge on Santi Cazorla was unnecessary and irresponsible, contributing massively to his side's eventual thrashing.
One thing for sure is that the Togolese international will not be a much-loved person at White Hart Lane at the moment.
Jermain Defoe: 5.5
Following the Adebayor red card, Jermain Defoe was left to handle striking responsibilities on his own and was unable to conjure much to threaten the likes of Kosielny or Mertesacker alone.
It was Defoe’s shot that resulted in Adebayor’s opening goal, but the second half didn’t result in many chances for the striker, who became increasingly frustrated as the game wore on.