Arsenal vs. Fulham: Live Player Ratings from the Emirates Stadium

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18:  Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (C) celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Fulham at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Arsenal stay top of the Premier League after a 2-0 win over Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Santi Cazorla scored both goals during the second half, bringing the Gunners out of a first-half slump.

Arsenal Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Szczesny77
Sagna66
Koscielny77
Mertesacker67
Monreal67
Flamini77
Wilshere76
Cazorla68
Ozil66
Gnabry68
Giroud66
b/r
Fulham Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Stekelenburg67
Riether55
Hangeland76
Burn65
Richardson65
Dejagah76
Sidwell77
Parker66
Kacaniklic65
Dempsey65
Berbatov66
b/r

 

Quick Player Analysis:

ARSENAL—

Szczesny: Didn't have too much to do but made a good save from Sidwell and a late stop at the second attempt to preserve a clean sheet.

Sagna: Not in attacking positions as often as might be expected but a generally solid game.

Koscielny: Some important interceptions during the course of the game.

Mertesacker: Solid and dependable, continuing his largely excellent season.

Monreal: Involved more going forward though not always the best end product. Certainly better passing along the ground than attempting to cross.

Wilshere: In and out the game. Attempted a number of quick, chipped passes which didn't come off.

Flamini: Won the ball back well when needed and kept passing simple.

Gnabry: A real threat with the ball at his feet, an excellent display.

Ozil: Not at his best but still almost scored and created the odd half-chance.

Cazorla: Scored the two match-winning goals, but had a good all-round input after the break.

Giroud: Led the line well but never looked a goal threat.

 

FULHAM—

Stekelenburg: Bit of a one-man barrier at times in the second half. Some good saves.

Riether: Kept Arsenal out down their left early on but couldn't stop Cazorla cutting in.

Hangeland: Calm first 45, ran ragged after the break.

Burn: Much the same as his partner.

Richardson: Just looks so far off the Premier League pace.

Sidwell: Fulham's best player. Won the ball, used it well, a threat from range in the first half.

Parker: Not hugely involved and Arsenal bypassed him easily.

Dejagah: Faded out the game after the first 20 minutes or so.

Dempsey: Anonymous for most of his time on the pitch.

Kacaniklic: Little service or support provided to the front man.

Berbatov: Didn't have much to work with, held the ball up well enough.