Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

[Match Highlights] Arsenal 3-2 Southampton - All The Goals And Best Bits

[Match Highlights] Arsenal 3-2 Southampton - All The Goals And Best Bits

"It's a competitive game, Saints are in a hard position, same as us".

The Premier League may not be Arsenal's biggest priority at the moment, but they can still offer up a bit of drama and excitement.

He said: "It's just disappointing we couldn't get something out of the game". It was the England forward's first league goal since September.

Arsenal started the game dominating possession and controlling the midfield with their passing as always, but that didn't prevent Southampton from scoring the opening goal, after Shane Long took advantage of Mustafi's poor defending in the 17th minute to make it 1-0 for Southampton.

While West Ham moved six points clear of the relegation zone, Chelsea fans vented their frustration after the latest in a series of poor results.

Hart was needed, though, to salvage a point for the visitors as he made brilliant stops from Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud in the closing stages to do his hopes of starting for England at the World Cup no harm.

Arsenal are already without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - their other key January arrival - in the Europa League, with the striker ineligible after previously featuring for Borussia Dortmund.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made seven changes from the side that beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 on Thursday in their Europa League quarter-final, first leg with Champions League qualification by winning that competition now the Gunners' priority.

"I'm pleased for him because he has been through hard times", said Wenger.

'People were questioning if he'd come back or not, that is the most hard test for any sportsperson.

Southampton were the better side early in the second half and got a deserved equaliser as Charlie Austin came off the bench to make it 2-2 in the 73rd minute following great work from Cedric.

But Welbeck was on hand to score a second of the afternoon and secure a 3-2 win for Arsenal - who have won six games in a row for the first time this season - as a fiery end to the game saw both sides finish with 10 men as Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elneny saw red.

Southampton was looking for the equalizer after Welbeck grabbed the home side's victor late, minutes after missing an easier chance to score.

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