After Stuart Armstrong’s goal had given the hosts the early edge, Arsenal hit back through Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka before the break. Alexandre Lacazette’s close-range finish sealed the win in the second half.
It was, however, Saka who caught the eye with his fine display on the right.
📷 Bukayo Saka: Match Snapshot
Armstrong and Pepe had exchanged goal in the first 10 minutes before Saka started to make a telling influence on the game.
⚽ ⏱️ 39' After the Arsenal press forces Southampton to cough up possession deep in their own half, Saka is quickly onto a pass from Lacazette. He rounds the goalkeeper before coolly finishing into an empty net.
A ⏱️ 72' Fine work from Cedric down the right leaves Saka breaking into the box. He times his pass to Lacazette perfectly to allow the forward to score from close range.
〽️ Saka: Rating Week-on-Week
Saka has been regularly posting impressive numbers for the Gunners in recent weeks. Notably, he hit a 8.3 FC Rating against Newcastle before struggling at the weekend against Saints. However, he bounced back with a 7.9 FC Rating in this clash.
🗝️ Key Stats
Bukayo Saka match stats
|FC Rating||7.9||Rank #2|
|Touches in the box||5|
Saka: What Next?
Arsenal have a big match coming at the weekend against Manchester United. That represents a huge chance to show their top four mettle, and it is an opportunity for Saka to confirm his excellent form.