Arsenal 2-2 Southampton player ratings: Lacazette saves Emery’s bacon – but only for now

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette (centre) battles with Southampton's Ryan Bertrand (left) and Jan Bedna

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette (centre) battles with Southampton's Ryan Bertrand (left) and Jan Bednarek during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture: Yui Mok/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

A disappointing Arsenal drew 2-2 with Southampton on Saturday, with Unai Emery at serious risk of losing his job. Read on for Dan Mountney’s player ratings from the Emirates.

Bernd Leno - 7 - Made some important stops, including the penalty save before Ward-Prowse tucked home the rebound. Needs more help from his defence.

Calum Chambers - 3.5 - Gave away the free-kick that led to the goal and struggled against the pace and direct running of Nathan Redmond. Substituted at half-time.

David Luiz - 3.5 - Wasn't even looking at the ball when Southampton took the quick free-kick for the opener. That can be added to a catalogue of mistakes in his short Arsenal career as he continues to struggle.

Sokratis - 3 - Played Ings onside for the opener and should have been more aware of what was happening. Ridiculous mistake in the second-half that almost led to Southampton scoring.

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Hector Bellerin - 6 - Got forward well and did his defensive duties well enough. Could have been more switched on to stop the Saints' opener.

Kieran Tierney - 6.5 - Got forward well and his pinpoint crossing was a real attacking asset for Arsenal. Gave away the penalty for Souhampton's second although it looked soft.

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Matteo Guendouzi - 5.5 - Battled hard and put in a lot of running, but needed to have more impact going forward and back.

Lucas Torreira - 7 - Showed just why he should be Arsenal's first-choice holding midfielder. Put in a busy display, constantly cutting out attacks with some smart positional play.

Mesut Ozil - 5.5 - Energetic performance but needed to create more.

Alexandre Lacazette - 7.5 - Scored both and looked lively throughout. Better from the striker who might have saved Emery for now.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 5 - Offered little going forward, but again, he needs more servive.


Nicolas Pepe - 6.5 - Make an impact off the bench but faded as the half went on.

Joe Willock - N/A

Gabriel Martinelli - N/A

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