By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
On Saturday last week, Arsenal were kicked out of their favourite domestic competition, the Emirates FA Cup, by last night’s opponents Southampton, something that surely did not sit well with players and the fans alike.
But last night, Arsenal had the perfect opportunity to avenge their loss to Southampton, and they achieved their goal coming from behind, thanks to the sheer brilliance of their on-form teenager Bukayo Saka.
Saka, who has been on top form this season scored and set up one as Arsenal got an emphatic win under the lights at St Mary’s Stadium.
Arsenal had to come from behind after Southampton had got an early lead with a goal from Stuart Armstrong in the third minute.
Arsenal quickly responded and equalised through Nicolas Pepe and in the 39th minute, Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal the lead after rounding off the goalkeeper and slotting home a pass that was played through by Alexandre Lacazette.
In the 72nd minute, Saka turned from scorer to provider, putting the ball on the plate for Lacazette to tap home from close range.
This goal made it difficult for Southampton to launch a comeback, and their efforts were frustrated by the strong Bernd Leno, and a seeming hungry Arsenal squad.
Arsenal will play rivals Manchester United on Saturday this week.
Last night’s results:
Southampton 1 – 3 Arsenal
Newcastle 1 – 2 Leeds United
Crystal Palace 2 – 3 West Ham
West Bromwich 0 – 5 Manchester City.