Arsenal obtained off the mark with their first post-lockdown victory as targets from Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock earned a 2-Zero win at Southampton.
Nketiah compelled a calamitous error from Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy halfway by the primary half, charging down his go earlier than changing his fourth Gunners aim of the season into the unguarded web.
Arsenal managed the primary interval however had been indebted to goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who prevented Shane Lengthy from incomes Southampton a degree in an improved second-half efficiency.
However the Saints’ hopes had been dashed by last-man Jack Stephens’ late crimson for a foul on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with substitute Willock including the second from the following passage of play three minutes from time.
Mikel Arteta’s first away league win since taking cost lifts the Gunners as much as ninth within the desk, eight factors off fourth-place Chelsea and 6 forward of Southampton, who stay 14th.
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Southampton are away to Watford on Tremendous Sunday at 4.30pm, dwell on Sky Sports activities Premier League. Arsenal journey to Sheffield United within the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday at 1pm.