It was indefensible from Stephens, who had earlier let his team down with some shoddy defending for Arsenal's first two goals, courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring his sixth goal since his January arrival from Borussia Dortmund and a deflected strike from Welbeck.
Jack Stephens was sent off in stoppage time for the Saints after shoving Wilshere to the ground in an off the ball incident while Mohamed Elneny also got red carded moments later for an off-the-ball incident as the game turned sour.
"We're disappointed we didn't get something out of the game but for me in terms of the performance I'm more than happy with that".
Winning the Europa League would not quite redeem all the ills of Arsenal's campaign, but going all the way in the continent's junior competition would still be a good achievement.
The result was an attack with less playmaking ability but a lot more pace, and they always looked a lot more risky on quick counters than when trying to orchestrate the normal slow build-up moves.Читайте также: YouTube shooter had small following in Iran
Arsenal just edged Southampton in the end, in a game which finished Arsenal 3-2 Southampton.
Shane Long had rewarded Southampton's enterprising start when he nipped ahead of Shkodran Mustafi to end his goal-drought in the 17th minute.
- Southampton have lost three successive away league matches conceding at least three goals in each for the first time since September 2013, under Nigel Adkins (a run of four).
"He had every reason to feel sorry for himself, to think the mountain was too big to climb, because it was the right knee, then the left knee and a year out every time".
Charlie Austin thought he had boosted the visitors' hopes of avoiding relegation when he came off the bench to equalise in the 73rd minute, but a second-string Arsenal side proved they had enough to respond.
Yet Welbeck did not dwell on that bad miss and instead popped up at the back post to head home Alex Iwobi's cross in the 81st minute.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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