Arsenal triumph over Southampton in what could turn out to be 3 very crucial points for the Gunners as with this win, Mikel Arteta’s side goes 5th, just 1 point shy of West Ham who do have a game in hand. While the players struggled to keep the ball in the first few minutes, they came back to shape and turned things round in brilliant fashion as they scored 3 past their opponents. After a marvelous win, we look at the Arsenal player ratings against Southampton.
Goalkeepers and Defenders:
Aaron Ramsdale – 9/10
Ramsdale stopped every shot that came his way with a smile! 6 huge saves from Aaron made sure that Arsenal keep their 7th clean sheet in just 16 games. The first few minutes were tough for Rasmdale with shots flying in left and right but he kept his calm and encouraged his defenders to do the same.
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— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) December 11, 2021
Takehiro Tomiyasu – 8/10
Tomiyasu put yet another brilliant performance and did the basics perfectly as the Japan international continues to remain consistent. Takehiro also won the most duels in the match and completed the most number of passes as well.
Ben White – 8/10
While he did make some errors in the initial stages of the match, Ben White quickly came back to his senses and made some crucial blocks and tackles against the likes of Armstrong and Broja.
Gabriel – 9/10
With a win, a clean sheet, and a perfect header to top it off, Gabriel is in the form of his life. The Brazilian could have had a brace if not for the disallowed goal but got his name on the scoresheet anyways.
Kieran Tierney – 8.5/10
Crosses flying in from the left flank with pitch-perfect accuracy, Arsenal certainly missed the absence of Kieran Tierney and the Scottish left-back showed that today. After missing out on action for the past few games, Tierney is slowly and steadily regaining his form and it is heavily reflecting on how Arsenal plays.
Granit Xhaka – 7/10
Still recovering fully from his injury, Granit Xhaka had a decent outing against Southampton. Affirmative on the ball and staying back when needed, Xhaka proved to be a reliable link between the attack and the defence.
Thomas Partey – 8/10
After much criticism from the past few matches, Thomas Partey turned things around for himself as he was given another chance by the gaffer. Intercepting crucial balls and putting in the tackles, Partey made sure he brought his ‘A game’ to the pitch today.
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— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) December 11, 2021
Martin Odegaard – 10/10
From scoring a goal to being involved in every attack, Martin Odegaard was just everywhere on the pitch today. He gets a well-deserved 10/10 as we look at the Arsenal player ratings against Southampton. Odegaard pulled the strings, put crucial through balls as he scored his 3rd consecutive goal in 3 games.
Gabriel Martinelli – 8/10
Martinelli’s energy and agility bring a different kind of pace and style to Arsenal’s attack and the results are there to show. The Brazilian was certainly very unlucky as he hit the woodwork but compensated for his loss as he got an assist to his name.
Martinelli has vastly improved his overall game. Better at keeping the ball, more clarity and better with the ball at his feet. With his incisiveness and resiliency, he will be crucial for Arsenal if he keeps this up. Must start next game.
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) December 11, 2021Advertisement
Alexandre Lacazette – 8.5/10
Opening up the scoring for the Gunners, Alexandre Lacazette smashed the ball through the net as he registered his second goal of the season but a very crucial one indeed. Aubameyang’s absence was not missed as Lacazette put in the shift with the captain’s armband.
Bukayo Saka – 8.5/10
Another fantastic game for the starboy, Bukayo Saka got himself another assist as he crossed a brilliant ball to Lacazette who scored it with ease. Saka’s pace and his ability to swoosh past opponents caused Southampton loads of trouble. Like Martinelli, Saka too was very unlucky after his shot hit the woodwork.