Arsenal 1 – 2 Southampton Player Ratings by KJ
Ospina – 6
He didn’t look great tonight. Seemed shaky at times and should’ve done better for Southampton’s second goal. It was a ferocious shot but it was straight down the middle.
Bellerin – 6
A decent performance. It was much better than the one against Dortmund but that is understandable considering the opposition. Seemed to lose the ball too quickly in the attacking third and didn’t offer much going forward. Was strong defensively though.
Chambers – 6
Held onto the ball for far too long and it’s clear the booing by the Southampton fans got to him slightly.
Hayden – 7
He was very impressive. Composed on the ball, intercepted well and was commanding at the back. Shame he didn’t have much protection in front of him but he did as well as could be expected.
Coquelin – 5.5
Didn’t feel he added anything to the team and he was extremely limited. Can’t be blamed though because he was played out of position.
Diaby – 6.5
It was a very decent return to football for him. He glided around the pitch at times but his decision making was understandably off. We’re all just hoping that he can have a sustained period of football without any injuries.
Wilshere – 7
Good performance by the Englishman. He was always driving at Southampton’s midfield and was almost always able to find others. It was a shame that the rest of the team wasn’t on the same wave length barring Sanchez.
Campbell – 5.5
Felt he was pretty average today. Didn’t offer much going forwards and just seemed clumsy.
Rosicky – 3
Had an absolute shocker. Lost the ball constantly and never did anything positive going forward.
Podolski – N/A
I didn’t even know he was on the pitch until the 30th minute. He doesn’t care anymore. He is almost never involved and doesn’t even try.
Sanchez – 7.5 (our MOTM)
He was very good today and his free kick was sublime. Shame the rest of the team barring one or two players couldn’t back up his work rate.
Cazorla – 5.5
Didn’t really add much when he came on. The midfield was a bit of a mess at that point and certain players just weren’t retaining possession so it was almost impossible to get Santi into the game.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
He came on and made a difference. He was able to break down their left side and get in a few crosses but lacked support.
Akpom – N/A
He only had 10 minutes to make an impact and failed to do so.