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Arsenal pulled off a sensational 3-2 win against a relegation-threatened Southampton at the Emirates Stadium which saw them close the gap on fifth-placed Chelsea. An early goal from Shane Long saw the Saints secure an early lead but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came through for the Gunners with a stunning equaliser. Then, the star of the show, Danny Welbeck, scored a stunning goal to put Arsenal in the driver’s seat ahead of half-time.
However, a shock strike from Charlie Austin got Southampton back into the game but Welbeck rose to the occasion and scored a wonderful winning goal for Arsenal.
Could have done better to stop the two goals from Southampton, particularly when it came to Long’s goal. There seemed to be some miscommunication between him and Mustafi.
Made some good clearances but he was caught in possession several times. Bellerin also picked up a booking.
Failed to contain Long and struggled against his pace. He was also outrun by Dusan Tadic for the equalising goal. Poor display from the youngster.
Mustafi made a terrible error in the build-up to Long’s goal and there is absolutely no excuse.
Kolasinac worked well at the back but he offered very little going forward. However, it was good to see him back in the starting XI.
Xhaka put in a fine performance and guarded the defence well while also making important contributions to the attack.
Got his basics right, ticked all the boxes and put in a decent shift as Xhaka’s partner.
Iwobi put in a spectacular performance and assisted Arsenal’s second and third goal. Unlucky that he didn’t score one for himself.
The youngster showed flashes of brilliance and put in a convincing display overall.
Scored an important goal and displayed excellent finishing skills as well. However, besides that, he could not do much.
Provided a great assist for the first goal and scored the next two. In addition to that, Welbeck won a lot of headers and offered defensive support too.
Came on for Nelson but he was extremely sloppy and gave away possession.
Passed the ball around but did not make an impact.
Made a superb block to deny Josh Sims but otherwise, Holding came on too late.