Southampton player ratings
Fraser Forster (8.5) – Best match performance from a veteran goalkeeper. Time and time again, he came up with key saves for the Saints to secure three points.
Jan Valery (7.5) – The Frenchman had a very good evening at third-back Ralph Hasenhuttl which included proficiency in the aero pairs as well.
Lyanco (7) – Like the rest of Southampton’s three defenders today, Lyanco has positioned himself well in the middle of the defensive line and can walk away with his head held high.
Jan Bednarek (8) – He got himself into the score sheet for the only goal of the match while being strong in defense at the back. Very good overall performance.
Kyle Walker Peters (6.5) – Tasked with facing Arsenal’s moving trio, the England full-back was doing well in all respects.
James Ward Prause (6.5) – Decent free kick and creative specialist today but nothing great either. He didn’t miss his feet, but he wasn’t exactly impressive either.
Oriol Romeo (7) – A disappointing photo of Arsenal this afternoon. Although he somehow escaped custody, he did well in trying to stop play in the middle.
Romain Perrault (6.5) – a somewhat gray performer of the Frenchman. Nothing excellent, but it wasn’t a problem either. He was fine and did the job.
Stuart Armstrong (6.5) – It may have been a pity not to get anything from his performance this evening. Enter a real leap in all stages of play.
Mohamed El-Younoussi (7.5) – a assist for the Norwegian winger, this afternoon, with a good performance all around. Tirelessly, like many other Saints players.
Armando Broja (6.5) – Peppy and a bunch as always. He worked hard and tried to feed the little he got. It is clear why both the Saints and Chelsea fancy him.
Sub 74 minutes: Shane Long (6) – He frustrated Arsenal and he did just that with the emergence of typical heavy pressure off the bench.
Sub 82 minutes: Nathan Redmond (6) – Given 15 minutes to allow his new legs to frustrate a tired and beleaguered Arsenal.
Minute 91 Sub: Tino Livramento (N/A) – He was assigned to come to close the Saints game but has only scored 4 minutes in the process.
Arsenal player ratings
Aaron Ramsdale (6.5) – Some would say he could have done better in Bednarik’s goal effort, but the Arsenal goalkeeper was solid on the day otherwise.
Cedric Soares (6.5) – A lively forward and well put in plenty of decent balls in the area throughout the afternoon, but lacked a few in the defensive third.
Ben White (6.5) White remains, at the moment, Arsenal’s best defensive player in recent weeks. Perhaps his booking reduces his match rating slightly.
Gabriel (6.5) – OK all the time but looks like a scaled down version of the player who – in the early part of the season – was striving for the Player of the Season nomination.
Nuno Tavares (6.5) – A similar look to the young Portuguese left-back. Decent enough but has some way to go before he can repeat and replace Kieran Tierney.
Sambi Lokonga (6) – A talented young footballer who may be a full-fledged international, but he is clearly still too inconsistent to be assigned a major role yet.
Martin Ødegaard (7) Like Saka, Ødegaard has remained a bright spot in an otherwise frustrating performance. Another outing showed that he was the fulcrum of this young side.
Granit Xhaka (7) – The Swiss international veteran had a good day in the middle of the park next to Ødegaard in his traditional turn. Really did not miss the foot.
Gabriel Martinelli (6) – Not much of a Brazilian spark today in the Arsenal shirt but that’s not entirely because of him. The few chances he got he needed to do better.
Bukayo Saka (7) – one of the best – if not the best – players for Arsenal this afternoon. Constantly trying to create in the last third while also testing Forrester.
Eddie Nketia (6.5) – Hardly a poor walk from the young Englishman. You get good positions regularly but lose a few percentage points to become a team maker.
Sub 59th minute: Emile Smith Rowe (6) – He’s been missing out on some of what has made him so vital in different parts of the season for Arsenal but he’s made quite a few efforts on goal.
Sub 70 minutes: Nicolas Pepe (6) – Not the best performer off the bench from the Ivorian who struggled to truly share in the influential sub-role in which he once excelled.
What the managers said
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what you missed
🚨 Alex Lacazette missed today’s match after testing positive for Covid.
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Arsenal April 16 2022
Eddie Nketiah was given the nod today in front of Alexandre Lacazette, not because of the Frenchman’s lack of form, but because the former Olympic lead in Lyon tested positive for Covid-19. Although some Arsenal fans have long been disappointed by Lacazette this season, he remains one of the most influential players in Arsenal’s first team.
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