Arsenal v Southampton, 08 April 2018

Score3-2 to Arsenal
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance59,374
Kick-off: 2.15pm Arsenal were now unbeaten in their last 23 home league games against Southampton since 1987 (won 17).

Goals:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 28 G
Danny Welbeck 38 G
Danny Welbeck 81 G

Goals:

Charlie Austin 0 G
Shane Long 17 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Defender/Midfielder Calum Chambers
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Reiss Nelson
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Forward Danny Welbeck

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Wesley Hoedt
Defender Jack Stephens
Defender Maya Yoshida
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Dušan Tadić
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Forward Shane Long

Substitutions:

Jack Wilshere for Reiss Nelson 64
Alexandre Lacazette for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 71
Rob Holding for Héctor Bellerin 74

Substitutions:

Charlie Austin for Maya Yoshida 72
Josh Sims for Shane Long 80

Cards:

Héctor Bellerin 50 Y
Jack Wilshere 90 Y

Cards:

Wesley Hoedt 90 Y
Jack Stephens 90 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Matt Macey
Defender Rob Holding
Defender Nacho Monreal
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Forward Eddie Nketiah

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Defender/Midfielder Jérémy Pied
Midfielder Sofiane Boufal
Midfielder Josh Sims
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Forward Charlie Austin

Comments:

League position: 6th With their first goal in this game, Arsenal became the fourth club to score a total of 4,000 goals in their home games in the top division; also Everton (4,321), Liverpool (4,128) and Aston Villa (4,049). Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the first player to score six or more goals in his first seven appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League. They had now scored three or more goals in five consecutive home games in all competitions for the first time since their opening six games of the 1958-59 season. Mohamed Elneny was sent-off after 90 minutes due to violent conduct. However, his subsequent claim for wrongful dismissal was upheld and the red card withdrawn.

Comments:

League position: 18th Shane Long scored his second goal in his last 40 appearances for Southampton in all competitions. Charlie Austin had now scored in each of his four Premier League games against Arsenal (four goals). The Saints avoided losing three consecutive league games by a margin of three or more goals for the first time since August 1930.