CaughtOffside rates the Arsenal players for their performances against Southampton…
Arsenal 1-0 Southampton – Olivier Giroud came off the bench to help inspire Arsenal to victory at the Emirates Stadium, but it was Alexis Sanchez who stole the show, scoring a dramatic late winner and snatching a crucial three points.
Giroud twice came close to breaking the deadlock in the second-half, only to be denied by in form Saints stopper Fraser Forster. But a late injury to Toby Alderweireld – which left the visitors with ten men – invited pressure, pressure that eventually took its tool.
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GK) Emiliano Martinez – 6
Had little to do in the way of saves, but dealt well with several high crosses and looked comfortable throughout.
RB) Calum Chambers – 7
Bombed forward down the right hand side, and caused Southampton plenty of problems. Did his defensive duties well – impressive.