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Arsenal’s injury concerns mount as midfield pair limp out of Southampton clash
Mikel Arteta’s are of course currently locked in action at St. Mary’s, in their latest Premier League outing.
The Gunners headed into proceedings with revenge in mind, having of course only been ousted from the FA Cup by Ralph Hasenhuttl and co. this past weekend.
This brought to an end a fine spell of form on Arsenal’s part, which had seen the north Londoners rattle off 5 wins and a draw in their last 6 across all competitions.
And, as things stand in Hampshire, Arteta and co. are well on their way to getting back on track.
It was actually Southampton who took the lead in the clash, courtesy of Stuart Armstrong’s wonderful strike from the edge of the area.
The visitors, however, soon worked their way back into proceedings, before a trio of strikes – from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette – turned the matchup on its head:
Bukayo Saka delivering yet again for Arsenal 🔥
A brilliant ball through from Lacazette and the teenager takes care of the rest! pic.twitter.com/fpo7QxBNO7
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2021
As outlined above, though, whilst the result is currently headed towards exactly what was required for Arsenal, it has been far from smooth sailing for the capital giants.
Over the course of the 2nd-half, both Emile Smith Rowe and Thomas Partey were forced to limp off, with what appeared to be respective muscle problems.
Thomas makes way for Mo…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 26, 2021
This comes with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kieran Tierney having also missed out this evening, and a Premier League meeting with table-topping Manchester United next up this weekend.