Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Gunners back to winning ways with convincing win at St Marys

Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Gunners back to winning ways with convincing win at St Marys

- Southampton vs Arsenal ended 2-0 in favour of the Gunners

- Nketiah and Joe Willock's goals were enough to see off Southampton

- This was Arsenal's first win since the league was restarted on June 17

- The win takes Arteta's side to 43 points in 10th place

Southampton vs Arsenal saw the Gunners secure their first win since the Premier League win in three matches.

Mikel Arteta's side scored in each half of the match through Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was at fault for the Saints’ concession of the first goal as his failure to make up his mind following a back pass helped forward Nketiah to the ball to slot home in an unguarded net.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!

The Gunners were far from their best during the game which saw striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang strike the post within the first five minutes of the game.

Aubameynang was instrumental for the visitors’ second goal as a foul on the Gabon international by Jack Stephens resulted in a red card for the hosts late on.

From the resulting free-kick, Willock calmly finished the ball into the back of the net after Lazazzette’s effort was blocked.

Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Gunners back to winning ways with convincing win at St Marys

Southampton 0-2 Arsenal: Gunners back to winning ways with convincing win at St Mary's. Photo Credit: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

It was a much-needed win for Arteta’s men, whose return to the league since lockdown was riddled by injuries and uncertain performances.

One notable absentee in the game for Arsenal was Matteo Guendouzi, who was conspicuously missing from Mikel Arteta’s squad.

Arteta seemed to suggest prior to the game that the Frenchman was struggling with disciplinary issues since his spat with Brighton’s Neil Maupay days earlier.

Arsenal’s win takes them back to 10th on the log with 43 points and there is still plenty of work for the Gunners to do if they are to keep their European dreams alive.

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

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chelsea vs Man City will see Frank Lampard welcome Jorginho back from suspension in the crunch game at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues will hand Liverpool the Premier League title should Pep Guardiola's side drop points at west London.

But Lampard's men are still battling for a top-four finish after Man United outclassed Sheffield United at Old Trafford.

I’ve proof to show I was asked for bribe to make World Cup team – Obasi | Legit TV

Source: Legit.ng News

Mailfire view pixel