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Southampton v Arsenal – Player Ratings

Arsenal’s struggles on the road this season continue, as they drew 1-1 against a solid Southampton side earlier today. Let’s see how the players rated …

Southampton

Forster 7

No chance for goal and made some decent saves.

Stephens 8

Excellent. Had Sanchez in his pocket for most of the game.

Yoshida 7

Another solid showing by one of the Premier Leagues most improved players.

van Dijk 7

Brilliantly marshalled a backline that stopped Arsenal creating many clear cut chances.

 

 

Bertrand 7

Good in defence and attack.

Romeu 9 ( MOTM )

Surely the best defensive mid outside the top six.

Højbjerg 8

Like his midfield partner was superb. Broke up play and passed the ball beautifully.

Ward-Prowse 7

Covered a massive amount of ground for his team.

Tadic 7

Classy reverse pass for Austin goal, and caused The Gunners defence plenty of problems whenever the home side got forward.

Redmond 6

Ok, needs to impose himself on games more though, as he has bags of talent.

Austin 8

Tidy finish for goal and maybe should of had at least one more. He’s that penalty box striker that The Saints have been crying out for all season.

Substitutes 

Boufal 7

Looked dangerous on the break.

Davis N/A

No impact.

Gabbiadini N/A

No impact.

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Arsenal 

Cech 6

Ok, just doesn’t inspire confidence the way he did in his Chelsea days though.

Koscielny 4

Followed up a sloppy display against Man United with another shocker here.

Mertesacker 4

All over the shop for the first goal and looked nervy throughout.

Monreal 7

Arsenal’s best central defender, now that is a sentence I never though I would write.

Bellerín 6

Had a lot of the ball down the right flank, but just couldn’t do anything with it. Looked shaky defensively at times.

 

 

Ramsey 6

Has been in really good form lately, but today he was back to his frustrating best.

Xhaka 4

A defensive midfielder that shows no appetite for defending.

Kolasinac 7

Solid as always down the left.

Özil 7

Pushed and probed all game but just couldn’t land that killer blow.

Sánchez 7

Was poor for most of the game, but then popped up with a lovely cross for the equaliser.

Lacazette 6

Decent movement in first-half, but faded from the game in the second period.

Substitutes 

Wilshere 5

Forgetting the fact everybody seems to want him to do well, he really didn’t contribute much after his introduction.

Welbeck 5

See above.

Giroud 8

Arsenal’s saviour as he so often is. Took his goal brilliantly with a tidy flicked header past Forster.

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