Bernd Leno: Not really tested on the day but will be glad to have ended his 13-game wait for a clean sheet after a run of poor form in between the sticks. 6.
Calum Chambers: Less of a marauding display than what we saw against West Ham a couple of weeks ago but defensively solid yet again. Outpaced on occasion but made up for it with some smart recoveries. 6.
Rob Holding: Vocal as always and commanding at the back. Rarely asked to do much by Sheffield United’s meager attack, but still a solid display from the Englishman. 6.
Pablo Mari: The Spaniard just oozes composure each time he comes on to the pitch and while hardly being tested today was a sea of calmness in a back line that has been pretty choppy in recent times. 6.
Granit Xhaka: Played bizarrely out of position at left-back but did a good job in switching the play from an irregular position. Hardly got forward but what did we expect from the Swiss international who did well under the circumstances. 6.
Thomas Partey: Was given space to dictate the play in the first half and showed exactly what he can do when given the chance. Spread the play beautifully even if he was caught in possession on the odd occasion. A lovely through ball to Lacazette for the third was a highlight of a much-improved display from the Ghanaian. 7.
Dani Ceballos: From the ridiculous last week against Livepool to the sublime against Sheffield United today. Admittedly the quality of opposition was far lower but the Spaniard’s performance of emblematic of why he’s so frustrating to watch. Awful at times but when his tricks and flicks come off he is a pleasure to watch. 7.
Nicolas Pepe: The Ivorian pressed well and was heavily praised for it by the Arsenal coaching staff watching in the stands. A few corners that failed to beat the first man left a little to be desired, but a solid enough display overall. Highlight was definitely the run in the build-up to Martinelli’s goal. 7.
Bukayo Saka: Brought into the number 10 position today and seemed to thrive with the freedom of being allowed to drift where he liked. Tired a bit in the second half though before going off with an injury that you can only assume was as a result of fatigue. Arsenal will hope he’s fit for the crucial game against Slavia now. 7.
Gabriel Martinelli: How on earth did he not start against Slavia Prague? The Brazilian is exactly the kind of direct presence Arsenal need playing with the urgency required to make stuff happen each time he picks up the ball on the left. No player deserved a goal more than him. If he is dropped in place of Willian again on Thursday then serious questions have to be asked. 9.
Alexandre Lacazette: After missing Arsenal’s biggest chances last Thursday the Frenchman showed great composure to finish off a pure Wengerball goal. Dropped well to link up play and appeared to grow in confidence after the goal to have a good overall performance before adding a second late on. 8.
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Willian: Will have been worried by the performances of the younger players put into the side ahead of him on the day. Solid enough after coming on though and may well start at number 10 on Thursday as Arsenal’s injuries pile up. 6.
Mohamed Elneny: Came on too late to influence the game. n/a.
Eddie Nketiah: Came on too late to influence the game. n/a.