Both Arsenal and Liverpool played their jubilee 4000 matches in the elite league in England this weekend. It seems that an imperative of victory was the ‘stumbling block’ for the North London players.
The Gunners have not taken the advantage of a Leicester City defeat against Liverpool, missing the chance to capture the leading position, so they still continue to lag behind by two points.
“Saints” interrupted a series of five matches without a win and climbed to 12th place in the standings with 24 points.
Southampton achieved victory through scores in the 19th minute (Cuco Martina), 55th/91th (Shane Long) and 69th (Jose Fonte). Cuco Martina is the first player from Curacao to score a goal in the Premier League.
Arsenal has not played in a way that is characteristic for Arsene Wenger this season. The Gunner had a higher ball possession, but they were not too dangerous in the offense. Southampton took advantage of it and came to a quick lead. Having thrown the ball out of the penalty area, Martina hit the great, diagonal shot using the outside foot, and Peter Cech could not keep his net intact.
After 55 minutes, the advantage was doubled by Long. The Saints had a seizure, Long passed the ball to the side where right winger, Mane, played the double pass. Shane Long continued to run towards the goal with Koscielny, reached the ball and easily scored next to Cech.
After the second goal, Arsenal was completely broken and unmotivated to play. In the 69th minute, after a corner kick, Chamberlain has not reacted well in the box and Southampton captain, Jose Fonte scored a goal for a comfortable 3:0 lead.
In the 71st minute entered Serbian midfielder Dušan Tadić, who had assisted Shane Long for the final, fourth goal in the extended time. The Saints tried to get to the fifth goal until the end of the game, but the score remained unchanged.
‘Saints’ deservedly won against ‘the Gunners’ 4-0.
In the next round, Southampton will host West Ham, and Arsenal will play against Bournemouth.