Southampton 1-1 Arsenal – player ratings

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A late header from Olivier Giroud rescued a point for Arsenal today, securing a 1-1 draw on a day which could have been a lot worse.

Defensive frailties were evident again, key players under-performed and in truth we were lucky to get anything from this game.

Here’s how the players rated.

PC
33
7
LK
6
4
PM
4
3
NM
18
4.5
HB
24
3
AR
8
4.5
GX
29
4
SK
31
4
11
6.5
AS
7
2.5
AL
9
5.5
PC
33
7.5
LK
6
5
PM
4
4
NM
18
5
HB
24
4
AR
8
5
GX
29
5
SK
31
5
11
6.5
AS
7
4.5
AL
9
6
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33: Petr Cech

7.5
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7
Readers
45

On days like this you appreciate his solidity. Other keepers tended to make days like this much worse. Made good saves, commanded his area.

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6: Laurent Koscielny

5
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4
Readers
5

Really looks like he's struggling at the moment, the legs seems heavy

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4: Per Mertesacker

4
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3
Readers
3

More heavy legs, and a player of his experience shouldn't have got caught the wrong side of the attacker like that

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18: Nacho Monreal

5
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4.5
Readers
14

Not at his best today, perhaps could have done more to track Austin for the goal

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24: Hector Bellerin

4
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3
Readers
37

Looks too comfortable, he was careless and sloppy today

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8: Aaron Ramsey

5
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4.5
Readers
13

Great in recent weeks, not so much today

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29: Granit Xhaka

5
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4
Readers
53

Gets too much criticism when we should be asking why does the manager persist in using him in a formation which leaves him so exposed

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31: Sead Kolasinac

5
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4
Readers
57

Didn't really do a lot wrong, but was part of the early-game defensive mayhem

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11: Mesut Özil

6.5
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6.5
Readers
28

Looked a class apart at times but part of that could have been in comparison to everyone else being so terrible.

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7: Alexis Alexis

4.5
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2.5
Readers
38

Really awful, lost possession 32 times today (after 34 against United last week), and although he got the assist it was another poor display from a player capable of so much better

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9: Alexandre Lacazette

6
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5.5
Readers
58

Some nice sharp touches in the first half but got no service

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23: Danny Welbeck

5
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4
Readers
39

He came on

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10: Jack Wilshere

6
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6
Readers
9

Showed some invention when he replaced Xhaka

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12: Olivier Giroud

6
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7.5
Readers
29

Great header, showed again he still has some value to this squad

Vote is now closed.

Bonus rating: 1/10 for Aaron Ramsey's hamstring going TWANG at the busiest time of the year. Typical.

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