Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-0 Southampton: Gunners ease to victory over Saints

Arsenal 3-0 Southampton: Player Ratings from a rain sodden Emirates as Mikel Arteta's Gunners beat the Saints

Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-0 Southampton: Gunners ease to victory over Saints

Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 victory over an underwhelming Southampton at a wet Emirates on Saturday afternoon. 

First half goals from Alex Lacazette and Martin Odegaard put the Gunners in command before Gabriel added a third after the break. 

And while the Saints were uninspiring at times, Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale was in fine form to repel the visitors and keep a clean sheet. 

Read the Gooner Fanzine's Player Ratings: 

Ramsdale: 8/10 - Another excellent performance. Strange to say considering Arsenal dominated for long spells, but he has to be man of the match after his outstanding presence between the sticks 

Tomiyasu: 7.5/10 - Dogged as ever. Must be a nightmare to play against

White: 7/10 - An assured display at the back

Gabriel: 7.5/10 - Karma decided the Brazilian was going to score today after having a goal chalked off for offside by VAR. Deserved his ovation after being replaced by Rob Holding 

Tierney: 7.5/10: - Great to see the combative Scot back bombing down the left flank. Great to see him provide an assist for Odegaard's goal after showing excellent persistence in the battle. Also great to see him relishing the battle in short sleeves

Saka: 7.5/10 - Hit the post in another lively performance after providing an assist for Lacazette's opener

Partey: 6.5/10 - Not as effective as his talent suggests he can be, but still an improvement on recent performances

Xhaka: 6.5/10 - Lost possession but still battled well in dire conditions

Martinelli: 7/10 - Full of running and provided an assist for Gabriel's goal

Ødegaard: 7.5/10: Scored with a header in the first half and flitted in and out of the game as is his want. When in form he is a joy to watch but sometimes he needs to incluence matches more. An encouraging performance

Lacazette: 8/10: Deserved his rousing ovation after being substituted late on for Pepe. The acclaim was in no doubt for his opening goal, but also in recognition for the fact he is a true team player, with no airs or graces and can always be relied upon

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