With a touch more luck, better finishing from the Arsenal forwards or a keeper that was not in such fine form as Fraser Forster, Arsenal would have gained a valuable three points and some revenge over Southampton last night. We didn’t of course, but that was no fault of Mesut Ozil as the German created a massive 10 chances and had two good attempts himself saved, so Ozil is my pick for our Man of the Match.
Cech 7 – Wasn’t as busy as Forster but still had to be on form to earn us at least a point.
Bellerin 6 – Some sloppy passing and some good attacking work.
Gabriel 5.5 – Some early nerves and booked for a rash tackle.
Koscielny 5.5 – Defended okay but missed a golden chance to head in the winner.
Monreal 6 – Solid game from the Spaniard but not spectacular.
Flamini 5.5 – Struggled with the pace of the Saints at times.
Ramsey 6 – Gave everything but was largely frustrated.
Campbell 5 – Nothing worked for the Costa Rican. Bad day at the office all round.
Ozil 7.5 – Sharp and lively and should have won us the match.
Alexis 7 – Always looked a danger but made some bad decisions and fluffed a good headed chance.
Giroud 7 – Great shot saved, worked hard and kept defenders busy.
Walcott 6 – Played okay but should have given Forster no chance.
Coquelin 5 – Booked stright away, not sure what he was supposed to have done with a few minutes as Arsenal needed a goal.