Arsenal thrashed Southampton at home

Arsenal beat Southampton
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After the two consecutive defeats in the English Premier League, Arsenal have come back strongly at Emirates Stadium. Last night they beat Southampton FC by scoring three goals. With this win, Arsenal keep their place at 6th on the point table. They are just one point behind Manchester United.

On the other side, Southampton have dropped down to the16th in the table. They are only six points ahead of the relegation zone. Moreover, Southampton could not win in their last five league games. They lost three and drew the rest two.

Match Report

Arsenal welcomed Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium last night. In this home game, the Gunner boss Mikel Arteta made a difficult decision. He dropped the team captain, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

The home team manager set up the formation with 4-4-1-1. Instead of Aubameyang, Arteta played Alexandre Lacazette as the captain. Moreover, he also replaced Smith Rowe with the new signing, Martin Odegaard. On the opposite side, The Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl played his team in a 4-4-2 formation.

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Arsenal the lead in the 21st minute as captain Lacazette scored with the help of Bukayo Saka. Within six minutes, the home team doubled their lead. This time Martin Odegaard wrote his name on the scoresheet. Left-back Kieran Tierney assisted the goal for Odegard in the 27th minute. So the Arteta boys took a two-goal lead in the first half.

Returning from the break, the visitors tried to find the first goal for the team. But they could not break the defense line of the Gunners. Moreover, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale blocked some brilliant shots of Southampton.

Moreover, the visitors conceded the third goal in the 62nd minute of the game. Defender Gabriel found the net off Southampton with the help of Martinelli. With this one, Arsenal scored three goals each from three different players, a striker, a midfielder, and a defender. In the remaining minutes, both Arsenal and Southampton could not score more. As a result, the Arteta boys kept the three points at their home ground.

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However, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United won last night in their respective matches. As of now, Manchester City remain at the top of the table and Liverpool remain second.