Southampton 2 – 0 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ
Szczesny – 2
Absolutely pathetic performance today. He was at complete fault for both goals. The rest of the team was awful but if the keeper does the basics, we come out of that game with a draw and we move on not too disgruntled with the result. His arrogance is always costing him and I don’t think he’ll ever learn.
Debuchy – 3
Aside from a goal line clearance, he had little to no effect at all on the game. He didn’t really push the opposition when attacking and was defensively exposed by Bertrand.
Mertesacker – 5
He was pretty poor but wasn’t at fault for either goal personally.
Koscielny – 3
Very poor performance overall. He was partially at fault for the first goal and shouldn’t have let Mane beat him in the air like that. He was caught out fairly often after that. A bad day at the office.
Gibbs – 3
It was embarrassing watching him in attacking areas. There was a few times where he was in a position to put in a decent ball which would’ve almost certainly ended in a goal for us but instead completely fluffed his cross.
Coquelin – 6
He was decent today. Made decent tackles and his passing was pretty good but he couldn’t really do much as his midfield partners had shockers.
Chambers – 2
He was not ready for this. His passing was uninspired, he was out of position and his lack of agility was exposed by Southampton’s power in midfield.
Oxlade-Chamberlain – 3
Couldn’t really do anything right. He overcomplicates and doesn’t use his brain when making the final decision. He is too instinctive.
Cazorla – 7 (our MOTM)
He was the only player who played to a decent standard today. He has continued his good form and it’s a shame that the others didn’t support him with good attacking play.
Rosicky – 3
Didn’t affect the game at all. Couldn’t dribble past the opposition and his end product was shocking.
Alexis – 3
He similarly had a very poor game. He couldn’t really pass it around and his dribbling was completely off.
Walcott – 1
I think he managed two touches in 25 minutes.
Akpom – N/A
Came on very late