Player Ratings v Saints: Alexis MotM
By Matty Sadler
May 11 2017
We never really got going or showed any urgency in the first half, but we looked like we wanted it in the second half and were much improved. In the end, the quality of our "superstars" proved the difference, as Ozil's excellent first time pass found Alexis, who turned his marker inside out before finishing. Giroud sealed the win later on. All about the W.Player ratings follow:
Cech - 7. Two good saves in the first half. Little to do in the second half.
Holding - 7. Good on the ball and always made himself available.
Mustafi - 7. Rusty at the start but settled well. Made a number of important tackles and clearances. Solid comeback.
Monreal - 6. Two really sloppy moments in the first half but thought he responded well in the second half.
Oxlade-Chamberlain - 6. So-so before going off injured after 36 minutes, but crossing was poor.
Ramsey - 7. So-so first half but we needed more drive going forward. Better second half. Good assist for Giroud's goal.
Xhaka - 8. Okay first half but thought excellent in the second half. Superb passing range. Good pass to Ozil for Alexis's goal.
Gibbs - 6. Very good defensively but useless going forward.
Ozil - 7. Frustrating at times in both halves but still our best creator. Lovely first time pass for Alexis's opener.
Welbeck - 6. Lively enough when we got him into the game, but didn't see a lot of the ball.
Alexis - 7. Rubbish first half but improved massively midway through the second half. Took his goal well and played a lovely ball over the top to Ramsey for Giroud's goal.
Bellerin - 6. Slotted in well.
Giroud - 6. Scored.
Coquelin - N/A. Not on long.