Southampton v Arsenal, 10 May 2017

Score2-0 to Arsenal
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
Attendance31,474
Kick-off: 7.45pm This was Arsenal's first win in their last six visits to Southampton in the Premier League.

Goals:

Goals:

Alexis Sánchez 60 G
Olivier Giroud 83 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Jack Stephens
Defender Maya Yoshida
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Steven Davis
Midfielder Dušan Tadić
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Rob Holding
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Gibbs
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder/Forward Alexis Sánchez
Forward Danny Welbeck

Substitutions:

Sofiane Boufal for James Ward-Prowse 70
Shane Long for Nathan Redmond 70
Jay Rodriguez for Dušan Tadić 80

Substitutions:

Héctor Bellerin for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 36
Olivier Giroud for Danny Welbeck 80
Francis Coquelin for Mesut Özil 89

Cards:

James Ward-Prowse 44 Y

Cards:

Mesut Özil 73 Y
Héctor Bellerin 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen
Defender Martín Cáceres
Defender/Midfielder Jérémy Pied
Midfielder Sofiane Boufal
Forward Shane Long
Forward Jay Rodriguez

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Héctor Bellerin
Midfielder Francis Coquelin
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Olivier Giroud

Comments:

League position: 10th Southampton were now without a win in five consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since December 2015. With three games to play, they were aiming to finish in the top ten in the top division for a fourth consecutive season for the first time in their history. The Saints had now scored 11 goals in their last 13 homes games in the Premier League and failed to score in four of their last five games in the Premier League. Southampton manager Claude Puel said: "It's often the same against the big six. We cannot find a win. Every time we play good quality football with chances but without the clinical edge and it's harsh on the players."

Comments:

League position: 5th Arsenal had lost five of their preceding six away games in the Premier League. Alexis Sánchez had now scored 20 goals in a league season for the first time in his career. He became the first player to score 20 goals in a Premier League season for the Gunners since Robin van Persie in 2011-12. Olivier Giroud had now scored at least ten goals in the Premier League in each of his five seasons with Arsenal. Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: "We have another clean sheet and I know we can go forward and score goals. The whole team was dynamic, focused and showed a convincing desire to win the game."