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[Player Ratings] Saints 0-2 Arsenal: Mustafi & Xhaka shine

By on May 10, 2017

Arsenal secured a HUGE 2-0 win at Southampton this evening thanks to second half goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.

Here are my ratings:

Cech  7/10 | Great save to deny Gabbiadini midway through the first half and another to tip a Redmond effort over the bar.

Holding  7/10 | Another composed display from the young centre-back.

Mustafi  7.5/10 | Last ditch tackle to put off Tadic when through on goal and filled-in superbly for Koscielny in the middle of the back three.

Monreal  6.5/10 | Looks comfortable in the back three but his passing was a little wayward tonight.

Oxlade-Chamberlain  7/10 | Was our best player during the opening 30 minutes before limping off with another hamstring injury.

Ramsey  7/10 | Lovely header to set-up Giroud for the second goal. Didn’t stop working for the team. Solid display overall.

Xhaka  7.5/10 | Played his part in the build-up to the goal and once again dictated play from the middle of the park. Good form continued.

Gibbs  6.5/10 | Got in to some decent positions but his touch and final ball let him down once again.

Özil  7/10 | Lovely ball to set up Sanchez for the opener and instigated several attacks with some fine passing.

Alexis  7.5/10 | Superb skill to open the scoring with a wonderful goal and played a key pass in the build-up to the second. Key moments by Alexis.

Welbeck  5/10 | Struggled to make any impact in a tight game where chances were at a premium.

Subs:

Bellerin  6.5/10 | A danger down the right side but final ball was lacking at times.

Giroud  7/10 | On hand to head home the second goal just minutes after coming on.

WATCH: Southampton 0-2 Arsenal – see the goals here

So we secure another crucial win which keeps us in the hunt for the top four. A win at Stoke on Saturday will really put the pressure on Liverpool ahead of their trip to West Ham.

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