It was sweet revenge for Arsenal as they came from behind to Southampton 3-1 in English Premier League Matchday 19 to avenge the 1-0 loss to Southampton in the weekend. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes his side is fully prepared for the task ahead after the 3-1 win.
Southampton opened the scoring in the first three minutes of the game, cross from Ward-Prowse came well to Armstrong’s leg as he placed the ball beyond the reach of Leno.
Arsenal equalized almost immediately as Nicolas Pepe opened the scoring for the Gunnars team. Bukayo Saka doubled the lead in the 39th minute after he received a through pass from Lacazette.
The young English lad beat the goalkeeper well with his first touch before using his weak foot to place the ball to the back of the net. Arsenal went in-front as they heard to the dressing room for the first 45 minutes of play.
Saka returned the gift he got from Lacazzete in the form of assistance as he provided an assist for the Frenchman. Arsenal dominated their hosts at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Arteta Delighted with Bukayo Saka
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was delighted with 19-year-old Saka and has backed him to become a top player in the club. Speaking about Saka, Arteta said: “Bukayo is doing really well and is always asking to train more and improve in areas that he can do better.”
” That was certainly one, at producing the final bit in the box to score or assist, and he’s doing that much more often.” “He’s able to do that with the work he has put in and the intelligence he’s shown on the pitch, and with the capacity, he has to understand the game from different positions. He becomes a really complete player.”