Mannone: 5 - Very immobile. He should have at least moved for the second goal, rather than staying rooted to the spot. At least he wizened up later on and decided to physically track and followed a Chelsea free-kick late in the second half. Koscielny: 3 - A shocker from Kozza. Was caught ball watching for the first goal and completely ignored his man (Torres). He also obstructed Mannone for the second goal and failed to make a solid connection for the attempted clearance. We were lucky Kozza didn't give away a penalty too. It was a big mistake to drop Mertesacker who I doubt would have made these mistake. If we had played Mertesacker we probably would have won the game. Vermaelen: 5 - Very brash game. He recklessly gave away many unnecessary free-kicks, two of which we conceded from. Gibbs: 5 - Not our usual Gibbo. Was caught in possession and out of position several times today, which unnecessarily invited pressure. Jenkinson: 8 - Jenko was great. He was are only defender out there who was solid as a rock. He was also awesome in possession, bombing forward and releasing the ball at the right times. Diaby: 6 - Unlucky to have picked up that knock. He was doing well up until that time, and even made one of his signature mazy forward dribbles. After he picked up that knock, however, he gave the ball away cheaply several times. Unfortunately for us, taking Diaby off completely took us out of our groove. Arteta: 8 (MotM) - Our best player on the pitch. He was our Meretesacker in the midfield. Constantly making vital interceptions allowing us to turnover possession. If we had Arteta's intelligence in defense (i.e. Mertesacker) we surely would have won, imo. Cazorla: 7 - Clearly an awesome player, but our creative talisman was somewhat isolated and off kilter this game. I think the problem was that there were to many changes (both in personnel and position) too fast, that no one knew what their role was. Ramsey: 4 - Very poor game from Ramsey, especially in the second half. He was unable to pass water which not only destroyed our moves, but also left us vulnerable to the counterattack. Oxlade-Chamberlain: 4 - The OX degenerated so fast in the second half, it wasn't even funny. Poor marking for the goal aside, he gave the ball away cheaply in dangerous areas of the pitch. Gervinho: 8 - Excellent game from Gervinho. The thing I love about this guy is that he's ALWAYS dangerous. Just like Overmars. You can argue that his final ball isn't always up to it, but not this game. His first touch, turn, and savage finish were truly epic. He badly needs a new celebration though... Podolski: 5 - Unusually quiet game from Poldi. I suspect he may have choked or something, because he went missing for the entire game bar one dangerous move. -- Giroud: 5 - While I admire his poaching instincts, for an elite club like Arsenal we really need a 1 goal in 2 games striker in order to compete with the likes of Manure, Chavski, Sheikty et al. Thus, his failure to put away the one or two chances he inevitably get per game (such as today), is really hurting us. I like his attitude, but he needs to step it up or gtfo. Walcott: 3 - Dire stuff from Theo tbh. What happened to the dynamo we saw midweek? I don't think Theo will make it here long term. It's clear Arsène already prefers Oxo in the pecking order. If Walcott can't even utilize his main and arguably only asset (his blistering pace) as an impact sub against tired Chavski legs, then what good is he to us?