Write an Article

Arsenal 6-1 Southampton: The Saints ain't coming


Arsenal were brilliant again, in their fourth fixture of the season versus Premier League new boys Southampton. After ending their initial goal drought against Liverpool, the club were clinical in a 6-1 win.

Arsene Wenger dropped Olivier Giroud to the bench, with Podolski starting up front with Gervinho, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla. The incisive Podolski has been a hit amongst the Emirates faithful with his persistent attitude going forward, and trademark power long shots. Wojciech Szczesny returned in goal after the international break from an injury niggle and young Coquelin was also given a start in place of Abou Diaby, who was out with a muscular injury.

Arsenal took the lead with an own goal from Jos Hooiveld, after some brilliant movements within the box from Keiran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski. The lead was doubled in the 31st minute with an expert free kick goal from the German again. Gervinho trebled Arsenal’s lead followed by another blunder by Nathaniel Clyne.

The Saints seemed to gain some momentum with a goal from Daniel Fox around the half time mark.

The second half saw Southampton gain some momentum with the introduction of star signing, Gaston Ramirez. But Gervinho’s second goal and Theo Walcott’s first of the season hammered the final nail into the coffin.

Arsenal’s season finally seems to be on track, with the north London side shrugging of their one man team tag, coupled with a solid defense, with credit due to new assistant manager, Steve Bould.

The real test lies ahead with away fixtures against Montpelier and league winners Manchester City in the upcoming week.

Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [24th August 2016] Follow all the transfer news and rumours LIVE!
Lionel Messi's tattoos: What do they signify? The world's best player has a lot of ink on his body, and each of his tattoos has a special meaning.
EPL 2016-17: Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United will be his last European club Bastian Schweinsteiger's transfer saga takes another twist
Humour: Paul Pogba's post-retirement CV A look at what Paul Pogba's CV might look like after his retirement
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he is 'scared' of retirement With just a year left on his contract, this could be Wenger's last campaign.
10 best football shoes, boots and cleats in India for 2016-17 It takes more than just basic skills to excel on the football field. Here are 10 of the best boots to help you excel.
Humour: Ronaldinho's post-retirement CV A look at what Ronaldinho's CV might look like post retirement
Cristiano Ronaldo credits Zidane for having one of his 'best ever' seasons Ronaldo was in stunning form last season
Manchester United transfer rumour: Fabinho's wife hints at Premier League switch Fabinho's wife drops huge hint regarding the Brazilian's future.
Arsenal Apocalypse: What is going wrong at the Emirates? On the pitch or off it, Arsenal are a club in the midst of a crisis.
PES 2017: Demo Review PES 2017 could finally surpass FIFA with a number of new additions
Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society to be felicitated by Sports Ministry The prestigious 'Sports for Development under Rashtriya Kreeda Puratsahon Puraskar' is to be awarded to the SMSES for the Subroto Cup
Scout Report: Jean-Kevin Augustin - Profiling the PSG starlet The 19-year-old was the top scorer of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
5 instances where the league title was won at a major rival's stadium Five instances where the fans were given a treat of winning the title on a rival team's home turf.
EPL 2016/17: 10 players who can't even make the bench at their clubs Players who have been frozen out of their matchday squads
FC Barcelona to open Football schools in Mumbai They currently have 23 centres in 18 countries which include- India, Nigeria, China, Poland and Japan to name a few.
Manchester United transfer rumour: Jose Mourinho against any deal with Arsene Wenger It seems Mourinho is happy to extend his rivalry with Arsene Wenger and is unwilling to let any transfer happen between the two clubs.
Chelsea transfer rumour: Blues to submit £30m bid for Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli Chelsea are yet to strengthen at the back.
Carlo Ancelotti's son joins him as an assistant manager at Bayern Munich The Bavarians will look to unfold a new chapter of their illustrious history under the Italian.
I deserve best player in Europe award: Griezmann Madrid, Aug 24 (IANS) France and Atletico Madrid footballer Antoine Griezmann believes he deserves to win UEFA's Best Player in Europe award ahea ...
Fetching more content...
Related articles