Arsenal v Norwich City: Player ratings

Norwich City players celebrate Michael Turner's goal at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Paul Chestert

Norwich City players celebrate Michael Turner's goal at the Emirates Stadium. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Player ratings for both Arsenal and Norwich City following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City:

7 Mark Bunn: Foiled oliver Giroud in the first period. Eclipsed that with a wonderful reaction stop to deny lukasz Podolski.


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6 Russell Martin: One galloping run almost paid dividends. Arsenal probed decisively down his flank late on.

7 Michael Turner: Serial goalscorer at present. Movement matched by aerial power. One brave block from Jack Wilshere. Inspirational.

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6 Sébastien Bassong: Highlight was one adventurous second half surge. Beaten to the punch by Giroud for the second.

6 Steven Whittaker: No signs of rustiness. One timely clearing header before half-time. Exposed late on by the flying theo Walcott.

7 Alex Tettey: Injected a much-needed dynamism and energy in central areas to help frustrate Arsenal.

6 Kei Kamara: Grappling match with Giroud went against him for the contentious penalty. Offered pace and intent out wide.

6 Jonny Howson: Fleeting glimpses of his undoubted attacking instincts. Wasteful at times in possession.

6 Bradley Johnson: His afternoon ended by a naughty challenge from old foe Bacary sagna. City missed his ability to disrupt.

6 Robert Snodgrass: Perfect set piece assist for Michael turner. Woefully let down by the officials on the key corner decision.

5 Grant Holt: Well-patrolled by thomas Vermaelen. Thankless task for long spells with arsenal so dominant in possession.

Subs: Simeon Jackson (for Tettey) 6, David Fox (for Johnson) 5

• Arsenal:

7 Lukasz Fabianski: Excellent stop with his legs to deny Jonny Howson. Also pouched russell Martin's earlier second half hit.

6 Bacary Sagna: Looked able to get forward with impunity in the first period. Ugly challenge ended Bradley Johnson's afternoon.

7 Thomas Vermaelen: Uncompromising duel with Grant Holt. Plays like the leader he is in the arsenal backline.

6 Laurent Koscielny: Looks to have a rick in him. Well-beaten by Michael Turner for goal and culpable for Howson's late chance.

7 Kieran Gibbs: Adjudged to have clipped Kei Kamara for Norwich's free kick goal. Exciting young full-back with a big future.

7 Mikel Arteta: Slotted a composed penalty to draw Arsenal level. Sets the metronomic tempo. Great range of passing.

6 Aaron Ramsey: Vital role knitting back to front. Happy to defer to Arsenal's more creative talents.

8 Santi Cazorla: Quality movement and technical ability in abundance from the Spanish wizard.

6 Jack Wilshere: Fluttered on the edges of the game. Will need more exposure to regain full fitness. Class act.

5 Gervinho: Not exactly a darling on the terraces. Does not help his cause. Laboured and indecisive in key moments.

7 Olivier Giroud: Seems to be growing in stature. One goal awarded, one header against the bar, one grapple earned a penalty.

Subs: Theo Walcott (for Wilshere) 7, Lukasz Podolski (for Gervinho) 7, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Sagna) 7

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