ARS vs SOU
Highlights: Arsenal 3-0 Saints
An extended look at how things unfolded at Emirates Stadium.
Gallery: Arsenal 3-0 Saints
All the best photography from the Emirates Stadium.
90 in 90: Arsenal 3-0 Saints
The key moments from Southampton's trip to the capital.
Video: Tella on Arsenal defeat
An honest reflection from the youngster.
Video: Hasenhüttl rues momentum shift
Manager reflects on a difficult day in north London.
Hasenhüttl laments familiar frustrations
Boss rues inability to cash in on another encouraging start.
Tella: We need to make amends
The youngster reflects on defeat in the capital.
Saints fall to Arsenal defeat
Visitors start brightly but well beaten in the capital.
Arsenal 3-0 Southampton | SAINTS LIVE: The Final Whistle
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Tactical Watch: Force Arsenal to go long
Sam Tighe explains why Saints cannot allow the Gunners to build from the back.
Match Pack: Arsenal vs Saints
A look at the stats ahead of Saints' trip to the Emirates.
Hasenhüttl evaluates attacking midfield options
Manager discusses ‘hardest position’ ahead of Arsenal trip.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Arsenal
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match thoughts.
Caballero poised for starting berth
New signing looks set to make Southampton debut against Arsenal.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Arsenal
The manager's pre-match thoughts.
Gallery: Caballero settles in
Saints' new goalkeeper joins in with Arsenal preparation.
Arsenal tickets now on sale
Eligible Season Ticket holders can secure their seats for the Premier League fixture at the Emirates Stadium.
ARS vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton fall to a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal
- Lacazette, Ødergaard and Gabriel all on the scoresheet for the hosts
- Willy Caballero featured as he made his Southampton debut
- HALF TIME: Arsenal 2-0 Saintts
FULL TIME: Arsenal 3-0 Saints
A disappointing afternoon on the road for Southampton who fall to a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal. Goals from Lacazette, Ødergaard and Gabriel ensured the hosts a comprehensive victory at the Emirates. Tough to take for Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, who now travel to Crystal Palace in the league on Wednesday.
Saka close to Arsenal's fourth
Ødergaard slips in Saka who is clear as he heads into the box, the England international releases a shot goalwards but Caballero gets a fingertip touch to deflect it behind. Cabellero's intervention goes unnoticed by the referee as the goal kick is awarded.
Both sides have stopped pressing as the clock winds down to 90 minutes, there was some belief in Saints for a while but that seems to have evaded them with just minutes left to play. A disappointing day at the office.
Arsenal substitution: Nicolas Pépé replaces Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal substitution: Albert Sambi Lokonga replaces Granit Xhaka
Tella on Target
A powerful, low shot is fired from the feet of Tella but Ramsdale gets low and pushes the ball behind for a corner.
Redmond forces Ramsdale save
Some nice work again from Tella who breezes forward with the ball, it ends up at the feet of Redmond who manages to release a shot despite being surrounded by men in red but Ramsdale is there to make a fingertip save to edge it over the crossbar.
Southampton substitution: Lyanco replaces Armando Broja
Defensive reenforcements for Saints as Hasenhüttl brings on Lyanco in place of Broja, who appears to have picked up a slight knock.
Arsenal substitution: Rob Holding replaces Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães
Mikel Arteta makes his first substitution of the match.
The Saints defence is truly being tested here as Arsenal continue to pile on the pressure in the box. This time Saka looks to find the back of the net as the ball dribbles past Caballero but thankfully for Saints the ball rattles off the post.
Arsenal in the mood
Another fantastic opportunity for Arsenal to add to their tally as Tomiyasu fires a powerful header goalwards from the corner but quick thinking from Caballero allows him to make the save.
denied by the post
A curling strike from Martinelli looks as though it's heading into the back of the net but Sains are saved by the right post as the ball bounces off of it. Ødergaard is there on the rebound but his strike is blocked by Walker-Peters as the ball goes behind for another Arsenal corner.
Gabriel nets the third
There's no doubt about that one. Just moments after he was denied by the offside flag, Gabriel finds the back of the net from the corner for Arsenal who now have a three goal advantage.
Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães (61’) | 3 – 0
VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Arsenal [Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães] was confirmed
No hesitation from the linesman who raised his flag just seconds after Gabriel bundled the ball into the back of the net. Arsenal close to a third, but VAR ensures their lead remains at two.
Another Arsenal attack sees Partey find Ødergaard who then knocks the ball on for Martinelli but Stephens is there to make a crucial block and send the ball behind for an Arsenal corner.
Tella showing his flair
Tella makes a charge down the left flank for Saints and fires a low ball into the path of Ramsdale who gets the block, it's deflected back out but unfortunately for Saints there's nobody in the box waiting for the rebound and Arsenal safely clear.
Arsenal on the counter
Again Arsenal look to score from the counter, this time it's Ødergaard who takes aim after some nice work in midfield from Partey and Saka. His shot goes over Caballero's goal, though.
A similar start to the second half to that of the first has both teams work their way back into this match. Saints look to attack but the hosts put in a resolute defensive performance to limit the visitors chances.
Back to it in North London!
After. a difficult first-half, Saints will be looking for an early goal to get them back into this fixture.
HALF TIME: Arsenal 2-0 Saints
It's been a disappointing first half for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men. It looked as though they were on the front foot for a while before Lacazette's strike saw Arsenal grab hold of the match, with Ødergaard adding a second shortly after. A big second-half needed for Saints. Let's go 🤞
Three additional minutes ...
Still time for Saints to get a goal back in this first half, with Tella winning a free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the box.
Livramento looking fierce
Livramento makes a beautiful charge down the right hand side, something we've become accustom to since the youngster joined in the summer. It looks promising but the ball just gets away from him as he approaches Ramsdale and the ball rolls behind for a goal kick.
Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Adam Armstrong
A disappointing sight for Saints fans as Ralph Hasenhüttl is forced to make an early change as Elyounoussi comes on for an injured Armstrong.
Huge interception from Walker-Peters
In true Arsenal fashion they're looking increasingly dangerous on the counter-attack. Xhaka finds the feet of Ødergaard who does well to find Lacazette on the run down the middle, he skips past a number of the Saints defence before Walker-Peters intercepts to clear the immediate threat.
Saints are desperately trying to find a way back into the game with the feeling they need to score before the break if they're going to claim something from this tie. Redmond whips in a promising ball into the box but Gabriel is there to clear for the hosts.
Arsenal close to a third
Another opportunity for Arsenal to add to their tally as they've really found their feet in this game. There's some nice play between Martinelli and Lacazette but the Southampton defence is there to make a crucial clearance.
Ødergaard gets Arsenal's second
That first goal really sprung the hosts into life as they add a second just minutes later. It's a good team move from Mikel Arteta's men who move the ball around the box nicely before Ødergaard heads home.
Martin Ødegaard (26’) | 2 – 0
Lacazette strikes Arsenal in front
It's against the run of play but Arsenal find themselves in front at Emirates Stadium as Lacazette fires a sublime strike into the back of the net. A fantastic run down the wing from Saka followed by an inch perfect pass to provide the assist.
Alexandre Lacazette (20’) | 1 – 0
Ward-Prowse loops in a fantastic curling ball which looks as though it's heading for the top right hand corner but it comes down a little too late and goes wide.
Free-kick for Saints in a dangerous position
Saka goes in for the challenge on Walker-Peters who is flying down the left flank and Saints are awarded a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. Dangerous territory.
Livramento makes vital interception
Arsenal make their first real threat of the game as they surge forward through Martinelli, Livramento is there to make a crucial interception for the visitors before the ball goes behind for an Arsenal corner. A slight break in play follows as Livramento receives treatment but he's given the all clear to continue.
Ward-Prowse sets sight on goal
Saints are awarded a free-kick from range, Ward-Prowse steps up to the set piece and fires a shot goalwards, it falls low for Ramsdale who gets a glove to it to push it behind for a corner.
Armstrong forces Ramsdale save
Armstrong is the next player to try his luck early on, dancing through the penalty area and past White before attempting to tap the ball in at the near post but Ramsdale gets a hand to it to clear for the hosts.
Saints surge forward
A couple of early chances for Saints who take advantage of a scattered Arsenal defence. Tella surges forward with the ball before releasing a shot from the edge of the penalty area but it's easily saved by Ramsdale.
Yellow Card for Gabriel dos Santos Magalhães (Arsenal)
Gabriel finds himself in the book for a rash challenge on Broja.
Underway in the capital!
The action has commenced in North London. Come on you Saints!
Touchdown: Emirates Stadium 📍
Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse join the rest of the team on the pitch at the Emirates as they survey today's surface.14.40
Arsenal line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Ødergaard, Martinelli, Lacazette.
Subs: Okonkwo, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Nketiah.
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Caballero, Livramento, Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Diallo, Ward-Prowse [c], Redmond, Tella, Armstrong, Broja.
Subs: Lewis, Valery, Lyanco, Perraud, Smallbone, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Walcott, Long.
FLASHBACK | Arsenal 1-1 Saints
It was an entertaining day at the office the last time Ralph Hasenhüttl's side traveled to the Emirates.13.45
They are a really dynamic, progressive, forward-thinking team. A very dangerous team."mikel artetaon ralph hasenhüttl's southampton
FLASHBACK: Saints 1-0 Arsenal 😇
Throwing it back to January when Saints claimed a 1-0 victory over Arsenal to secure their progression to the fifth round of the FA Cup. And yes, we're still claiming it as a Kyle Walker-Peters goal 👀12.47
They have a very good side and have found their shape. This is a tough challenge for us, at home they are strong. "We need to have a good performance and have shown this against the top teams this season also so we can go there with self-confidence.”ralph hasenhüttlon arsenal challenge
MATCH PACK: Arsenal vs Saints
Take a look at our Match Pack ahead of today's trip to Emirates Stadium for all the stats and facts.12.15
Welcome to Emirates Stadium 👋
It's matchday in the capital as Southampton take on Arsenal in the Premier League. Willy Caballero is set to make his Saints debut as the short term loanee steps in for injured Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster. Victory today would be huge for either side as they look to climb the Premier League table. Come on you Saints!11.38
ARS vs SOU Line Ups
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
Gabriel MagalhãesRob Holding (70′)
Granit XhakaAlbert Sambi Lokonga (81′)
Alexandre Lacazette (C)Nicolas Pépé (83′)
Albert Sambi Lokonga
Emile Smith Rowe
Willy Caballero (GK)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongMohamed Elyounoussi (43′)
Armando BrojaLyanco (70′)
ARS vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target56