Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Arsenal v Southampton - story of the match

Arsenal host Southampton Arsenal host Southampton at the Emirates this weekend Credit Getty Images
Sergio Cook | 09 April, 2018, 01:29

In Mkhitaryan's absence, Danny Welbeck scored twice to help Arsenal extend their winning streak to six games in all competitions by seeing off Southampton at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal already have one foot in the last four of the Europa League following their 4-1 thrashing of CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Thursday.

The England global had found the net in the first half too, his deflected drive making it 2-1 after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's poked finish had cancelled out Shane Long's early opener for the visitors.

Arsenal, however, were at last moving forward with greater objective and seven minutes from halftime Welbeck received the benefit of a deflection off Maya Yoshida to beat goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Welbeck scored a late victor for Arsenal to inflict more misery on Mark Hughes' Southampton side.

Southampton are three points behind 17th placed Crystal Palace but with a game in hand.

Saints remain three points adrift of safety despite taking the lead early on through Shane Long goal and then levelling at 2-2 when Charlie Austin scored just seconds after coming on as a substitute.

The England forward had not scored a single league goal since September past year, but proved the catalyst for a much-changed Arsenal side ahead of their Europa League quarter-final second leg at CSKA Moscow on Thursday.

Reiss Nelson made his first Premier League start for the Gunners, becoming the youngest player to do so since Serge Gnabry in 2013 against Swansea City.

Arsenal and Egyptian national team midfielder Mohamed Elneny became the first Egyptian to be sent off this season in any of the European leagues in the Sunday game against Southampton.

Arsenal started the match with four wins on the trot fully expecting to make it five on a wet afternoon in front of swaths of empty seats and a terrible atmosphere.

Another England World Cup hopeful was heavily involved as the injury-ravaged Welbeck netted his first league goals since September.

"Clearly we've got talented players - you've seen that today - we just need that element of determination and ability to affect the opposition when the going gets tough".

"People were questioning whether he would come back and I believe what he has done is exceptional".

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