How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT SUNDAY - BY CHRIS WATHAN

LUKASZ FABI­AN­SKI

Not much chance of stop­ping his old club in the sec­ond-half hav­ing con­tin­ued his good form with some key saves from Sanchez and Mertre­sacker be­fore the break.

MIKE VAN DER HOORN

Strug­gled to start with and didn’t im­press with the ball at his feet, but made some big wins in the air to add to Arsenal frus­tra­tion.

FED­ERICO FER­NAN­DEZ (C)

An­other good per­for­mance from the stand-in skip­per with some very alert de­fend­ing and good signs of lead­er­ship.

AL­FIE MAW­SON

Still not back to his best. Some good work in the cen­tral three to be­gin with, but was slow to re­act too many times and should have dealt with La­cazette bet­ter in build-up to lev­eller.

KYLE NAUGHTON

Shown up by Clu­cas on the other flank. Of­fered lit­tle apart from in­vi­ta­tion for Arsenal to at­tack his side and caught out of po­si­tion for win­ner.

TOM CAR­ROLL

Much bet­ter from Car­roll who showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion and dis­ci­pline in mid­dle line while mak­ing sure there was at­tempts to counter.

LEROY FER

Once more frus­trat­ing given he gave that hope of link­ing de­fence to counter, but too of­ten caught with poor use or loss of pos­ses­sion.

SAM CLU­CAS

Fine out­ing as left wing-back with a goal for his re­wards. Didn’t let any­one down de­fen­sively and showed good in­tent – and de­liv­ery – go­ing for­ward.

JOR­DAN AYEW

Full of en­ergy but ul­ti­mately lack­ing in qual­ity. Credit to him for his press­ing but still run­ning into trou­ble and doesn’t hurt teams.

TAMMY ABRAHAM

An­other ex­am­ple why Swansea can have hope if they can get the most out of the loan star. Great as­sist for opener and was a prob­lem for Arsenal un­til tir­ing.

SUB­STI­TUTES

NATHAN DYER (for van der Hoorn 82): Some late surges 6 LU­CIANO NARS­INGH (for Ayew 82): No time for im­pact 6 OLI McBURNIE (for Abraham 84): Late nui­sance 6 Not used: Nord­feldt (gk), Rout­ledge, Mesa, Rodon

ARSENAL

Cech; Merte­sacker (capt), Ko­scielny, Mon­real; Bel­lerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Ko­lasinac (Hold­ing, 78); Ozil, Sanchez; La­cazette (Giroud, 81). Subs Not Used: Macey (gk), Wil­shere, Wal­cott, Iwobi, Co­quelin.

REF­EREE

Lee Mason (Lan­cashire)

AT­TEN­DANCE

59,493.

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