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Welbeck double helps Arsenal sink Southampton

8 Apr 2018
Arsenal v Southampton

Striker scores in each half to help side come from behind to beat a spirited Saints at Emirates Stadium

Danny Welbeck scored twice and set up the other as Arsenal came from behind to beat Southampton 3-2 at Emirates Stadium.

Southampton took a 17th-minute lead through a deft finish from Shane Long.

But Arsenal went into half-time ahead when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completed a neat move after a flick from Welbeck, who then fired in a deflected shot.

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy saved from Aubameyang, Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi before Charlie Austin equalised on 73 minutes from close range, 76 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

But moments after missing a great chance, Welbeck headed in at the back post with nine minutes to go.

In stoppage time Southampton's Jack Stephens, then Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny, were sent off for off-the-ball incidents.

Arsenal stay sixth while Southampton remain in the bottom three, three points from safety. 

See: Arsenal reportSouthampton report

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Arsenal: 15 April v Newcastle (A)
Southampton: 14 April v Chelsea (H)

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