Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock Prevent The Saints From Marching In


For the first time since the hold on the Premier League campaign was lifted, Arsenal earned a victory, thanks to goals from two of the club's youngsters.

Supporters at least had a reason to once again stand behind the team with great hope with that bounce from the sour experiences away at Manchester City and Brighton.

We did a lot to make sure that the dominance Southampton had from the start of the game did not matter. We were composed, looking to get them on the counter.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could not convert from close range having connected with a through-ball and our hopes of getting a goal was further made shaky when Eddie Nketiah scored from Bukayo Saka's cross only for his effort to be flagged offside.

He later scored the opener then almost immediately added another when he was found in the box by Nicolas Pepe.

Emi Martinez was there to save us from conceding as our hosts put us on our heels after the break. On one occasion, he made a one-handed save to deny Shane Long.

Our lead wasn't a comfortable one and we needed to hop into safe zone and as fate will have it, Jack Stephens indirectly made it possible when he gifted us a freekick for bringing down Auba who was racing towards goal. He was sent of as well.

Alexandre Lacazette stepped forward, took the freekick which was denied by the wall, followed up on the rebound that was parried by McCarthy, then Willock tapped in.oir second.

It was 2-0 in our favour and all three points in the bag. That was all we needed for a morale boost ahead of our sixth-round Emirates FA Cup match with Sheffield United.

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