Alexis opened the scoring with a brilliant free kick, Tadic levelled from the spot and Clyne scored a screamer to put Southampton ahead before the break. Arsenal failed to score in a timid second half performance.
David Ospina – 6.5
Couldn’t really do anything about the first two goals and made a good save early on and from a Tadic free kick in the second half.
Hector Bellerin (off 86)– 7
Good going forward, didn’t look assured at the back but didn’t do much wrong at the same time.
Calum Chambers – 6
Chambers was not at his best, but was accompanied by two other teenagers in the defence.
Isaac Hayden – 7
Positionally Hayden was not brilliant, but he was confident and composed, some good tackles.
Francis Coquelin – 6.5
Coquelin looked good at full back, tended to drift central a bit, but looks an option at full back.
Abou Diaby (off 67)– 7.5
Diaby was great. Strong on the ball and some excellent passes, let’s hope he stays fit.
Alexis Sanchez – 8 (Man Of The Match)
Incredible free kick. He is world class. A tireless work rate once again. Looked a level above the others.
Jack Wilshere – 7
Should have pressed Clyne closer for his goal but was good in possession and driving forward.
Tomas Rosicky – 4
Was keen to impress but conceded the penalty needlessly. Passing off too, not a nice performance.
Joel Campbell (off 71) – 6
Added a little but not a lot. His passing isn’t Arsenal standard but he did look dangerous at times.
Lukas Podolski – 4
Good chance to score in the first half squandered. Pretty anonymous once again. Can’t complain if he is not given another chance.
Santi Cazorla (on 67) – 6
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (on 71) – 6
Chuba Akpom (on 86) – N/A