Arsenal vs Southampton: Lacazette fires Gunners to 2-0 victory over Saints

Arsenal vs Southampton: Lacazette fires Gunners to 2-0 victory over Saints

- Arsenal vs Southampton clash ended in favour of the north Londoners as they beat their visitors 2-0

- Goals from Lacazette and Mkhitaryan are all the Gunners needed to return to fourth on the EPL log

- They will battle Bournemouth in their next meeting in a bid to ensure they finish in the Champions League position at the end of the season

Two quick first half goals were all Arsenal needed to unsettle Southampton in Sunday's Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners got the game off to a flying start as French striker Alexandre Lacazette shot the hosts in front after just six minutes of play.

READ ALSO: Nemanja Matic to miss Liverpool, PSG clashes after suffering injury during training

With Henrikh Mkhitaryan claiming the assist for the opening goal, and just eleven minutes later, the 30-year-old Armenian forward doubled his side's lead from close range.

The former Manchester United star received a superb pass from Super Eagles attacker from the left wing before carefully tapping the ball into the net.

READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng

With this win, Unai emery's men are back in the top four - one point better than Manchester United, and two more than Chelsea who have one match at hand.

This also means that the north Londoners have won 16 of their last 27 English topflight matches - drawing five and losing the remaining six.

Arsenal were forced to replace Stephan Lichtsteiner with Laurent Koscielny as the 35-year-old picked up a knock during the match.

PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone'

Meanwhile, the Gunners will hope they can maintain their superb form when they welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, February 27.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal cruised to Europa League round of 16 stage after beating BATE Borisov 3-0 at Emirates Stadium.

Having suffered 1-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this month, the Gunners redeemed their image by putting up an impressive performance which propelled them into the next stage of the tourney.

An own goal from Zakhar Volkov and one each others from Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos handed the north Londoners the win.

NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better.

I scored more frequently than Rashidi Yekini - Segun Odegbami | Legit TV

Source: Legit.ng

Mailfire view pixel