Arsenal 1 – 0 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ
Martinez – 6
Another solid performance. He had no real saves to make and that’s why he isn’t getting a higher score but he was commanding throughout the game.
Chambers – 7
Another fairly solid defensive performance. Was pretty good offensively but lacked the option from Chamberlain at times.
Mertesacker – 7
It was a more solid performance which built on his game against West Brom. He was commanding.
Koscielny – 8 (MOTM)
He was cleaning up any attempts by Southampton to get attempts at our goal. He is just a phenomenal defender.
Monreal – 7
He defender properly and combined well with the attackers. Just had a solid game overall like the rest of the defenders.
Flamini – 6.5
He made good tackles and interceptions and his passing was decent. He did almost cost us an own goal but fortunately Martinez had everything under control.
Ramsey – 6.5
He was poor for the majority of the game but he eventually made the difference in the final minutes which is the most important thing.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 5.5
Didn’t really do much. He looked good on the ball but doesn’t seem to take up the right positions to receive it.
Cazorla – 7
He was our best midfielder today and did a lot of things really well. He seems to finally be hitting some consistency with his performances which is a massive plus.
Alexis – 7.5
He once again won us the game with his goal. He was quality for large portions of the game and his influence on the team is really telling.
Welbeck – 6
Wasn’t really impressed with him. He doesn’t take the responsibility like a striker should. He doesn’t take shots when they are there for him to take. He needs to become more ruthless.
Giroud – 7.5
He came on and changed the game massively. His one touch play sped up our football and created numerous chances. It is good to have him back.
Podolski – 5.5
He came on and made a few decent dribbles across the pitch and had a shot saved.