English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Southampton 08 April 2018

English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Southampton 08 April 2018

English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Southampton 08 April 2018

However, it was relegation-threatened Southampton who took a surprise 1-0 lead through Shane Long before the half-hour mark.

Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a double from Danny Welbeck was enough to give the Gunners all three points on what was a dramatic afternoon at the Emirates.

Long's last goal came against Crystal Palace in January where he also opened the lead before the Saints eventually went onto lose 2-1 at St. Mary's Stadium.

Danny Welbeck's brace helped Arsenal defy the efforts of desperate Southampton in a 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. There were many standout performers for the Gunners, so with that said, here are my Arsenal player ratings vs Southampton.

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"I thought it was a good performance from our point of view in contrast with what we were able to produce against West Ham", Hughes, whose side are 18th in the standings and three points from safety, told reporters.

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Welbeck had just missed a sitter when he connected with the victor, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also scored for the Gunners.

Welbeck made it 2-1 for Arsenal in the 38th minute of the first half when he fired in Iwobi's delightful pass.

The Saints were level in the second half thanks to super sub Charlie Austin, but Welbeck headed in the victor for the hosts.

But he made no mistake nine minutes from time when he headed Iwobi's delivery to the back post beyond McCarthy.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea player has now lost each of his 11 trips to Arsenal in the Premier League.

"I've got the utmost respect for Arsene".

"Southampton were leading, they came back to 2-2, and every time I believe we have shown great spirit, even if at the end of the game it was a bit hectic", said Wenger. I know when I get the opportunity in front of goal I will put them away.

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