Ten-man Southampton suffered their first defeat since returning to Premier League action with a 2-0 home loss to Arsenal.

Despite a bright start from the Saints, Arsenal had an early goal correctly disallowed due to an offside against Bukayo Saka.

The Gunners then had another opportunity to break the deadlock with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang striking the crossbar when played 1-on-1 with Alex McCarthy.

The visitors did then take the lead on 20 minutes as Eddie Nketiah pounced on a dreadful mistake from McCarthy, who simply passed it straight at the Arsenal forward.

Southampton’s usual pressing and high tempo were slightly lacking at St Mary’s, possibly down to the incredibly warm temperatures on the south coast.

Chances were few and far between in the second half with the hosts controlling possession while the visitors were threatening on the break.

Stuart Armstrong had a couple of speculative attempts that failed to trouble the Arsenal goal, Nathan Redmond struck an effort into the side netting and Shane Long was denied by Emiliano Martínez.

Southampton’s hopes of restoring parity were extinguished when Jack Stephens got himself sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity before Joe Willock immediately doubled Arsenal’s lead.

This result leaves Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side in 14th place in the Premier League on 37 points, 10 points clear of the bottom three and five adrift of the top-half.

Here’s how we rated the Saints players: