Arsenal kept their winning run in Premier League home games going with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday, lifting them back into the top four.
Unai Emery’s side have now won their last seven Premier League matches at home, ever since drawing with Wolves in early November. Though their away form has been significantly more disappointing, the run has helped The Gunners return to the top four after Manchester United’s draw with Liverpool at the weekend.
On this occasion, the game was won early, with a couple of goals in the first 20 minutes. After that, Arsenal had plenty of chances to extend the lead, and Southampton had a few of their own, but somehow the game remained 2-0 until the final whistle.
Let’s have a look at our individual player ratings for the match.
Bernd Leno 8
Leno kept a clean sheet and, in terms of shot-stopping alone, he was excellent. The Arsenal defence left him completely exposed in the opening minutes and forced him into a great save from Nathan Redmond, and the goalkeeper had to make a couple more important stops in the second half.
The German wasn’t perfect though. The sun seemed to be in his eyes in the first half, and he misplaced a couple of passes putting his teammates under pressure. The 26-year-old also came for one cross he should’ve left and missed the ball. Thankfully, neither of those things ended up being important, whilst Leno’s saves certainly were.
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