The Gunners from the North London have kept their European dreams alive as they have registered a 2-0 away victory over Southampton on Wednesday night Premier League fixture.
Now, Arsenal are trailing by three points from the fourth-placed Manchester City and four points behind of Liverpool with three games remaining. So, as the thing stands, the fourth place battle continues to be among the three English giants. But Arsene Wenger’s side is definitely lagging behind and currently are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League play-off.
However, in the last game, they dominated their opponents to secure the much-needed victory. After a goalless first half of the game, the visitors broke the deadlock in the 60th minute following the brilliance from the Chilean Alexis Sanchez. He received the ball from the Arsenal passing maestro Mesut Ozil and after switching it on to his left foot, he fired to the near post and send the ball behind the net.
On 83rd minute, Arsenal let their lead secured by scoring the second goal of the match following a mesmerising move, which was initiated by Alexis Sanchez again. He delivered a delightful cross, which was headed back across the goal by Aaron Ramsey and it went in the path of the French striker Oliver Giroud, who tapped the ball in with ease to let his team secure an important away victory.
Southampton vs Arsenal Team News:
Southampton (4-3-3): Fraser Forster; Cedric Soars, Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand; Steven Davies, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse (70′); Dusan Tadic (80′), Manolo Gabbiadini, Nathan Redmond (70′).
Southampton Subs: Mouez Hassen, Martin Caceres, Jeremy Pied, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sofiane Boufal (70′), Jay Rodriguez (80′), Shane Long (70′).
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Petr Cech; Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal; Alex Oxalade-Chamberlain (36′), Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Kieran Gibbs; Mesut Ozil (89′), Alexis Sanchez; Danny Welbeck (80′).
Arsenal Subs: David Ospina, Gabriel Paulista, Hector Bellerin (36′), Fracis Coquelin (89′), Alex Iwobi, Olivier Giroud (80′), Theo Walcott.
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