Arsenal sailed to triumph over a disconnected Southampton thanks couple of first-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the Emirates, taking them once again into the best four in the Premier League.
Arsenal took the lead in the 6th min in strange conditions, Lacazette perfectly back-behaving in a go from Mkhitaryan while whatever is left of the group were all the while engaging for punishment after Lucas Torreira took a tumble in the container.
The home side multiplied their favorable position minutes after the fact when Southampton guardian Angus Gunn, making just his second Premier League appearance, cleared the ball straight into the way of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.
The midfielder dashed forward and go over the objective to the plain Mkhitaryan, who pounded his shot low into the corner.
Lacazette ought to seemingly have had a cap trap inside the primary half, yet he was not able to exploit any of the various open doors that came to his direction.
Southampton, on the other hand, looked a sorry excuse for the group that won the turn around apparatus at St. Mary’s in December, enrolling just three shots in the half to the hosts’ 11.
They expedited Charlie Austin in the second half to check whether he could keep up his record of scoring against Arsenal each time he has met them in the alliance, however, the guests were not able to crush spirit into the game.
The result moves Unai Emery’s side up into the 4th spot in the standings on 53 points after Manchester United were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool at Old Trafford.