Theo Walcott’s cool finish – the fastest goal in the Premier League this season – was enough to see off relegated Rangers at Loftus Road. Here’s how we rated the players in their latest defeat.
Robert Green: 7
Produced good saves to deny Walcott after the England man’s goal. A very decent display.
Tal Ben Haim: 5
Played Walcott onside for the goal. Was uncomfortable at right-back but tried hard, producing a number of important challenges and blocks.
Nedum Onuoha: 6
Caught out once or twice and his distribution was slack at times, but overall he had a steady game at centre-back.
Clint Hill: 5
Was given the runaround by Walcott in the first half but deserves credit for his typically never-say-die attitude.
Armand Traore: 6
A mixed game against his former club. Caught out defensively on occasions but got forward well.
Andros Townsend: 8
Excellent display from the winger, who has proved to be a great loan signing. Beat players at will with his pace and directness and tested the keeper with a great strike.
Stephane Mbia: 5
Second best in midfield before being substituted at half-time.
Jermaine Jenas: 6
No match for Arsenal’s midfield, but worked hard and produced some moments of quality.
Ji-sung Park: 5
Started well, showing the kind of ‘legs’ he was renowned for at Manchester United but has lacked all season. Popped up in the box, hassled the opposition and was disciplined defensively. But faded badly after the first half an hour and was taken off in the second half.
Bobby Zamora: 5
Had a great game against Arsenal at Loftus Road last season but was ineffective this time.
Loic Remy: 6
Didn’t get much service but created a couple of openings for himself and was unlucky not to score with a second-half drive.
Shaun Derry: 6
Knows his role and did it effectively after coming on for Mbia.